By Apple
For Faculty, Staff

Departments are to purchase Apple products through the CDW-G supplier website in Workday. Only if CDW-G indicates in writing that the items cannot be provided are departments able to submit a non-catalog requisition to purchase directly from Apple via Apple's Online Education Store.

By Apple
For Everybody

Apple Computer offers special pricing for LSU faculty, staff and students at their online store. As a Louisiana State University student, faculty or staff member, you may purchase Mac OS X through Apple's Online Education Store at reduced academic pricing.

Discounted purchases for student and personal use can be made here.

Autodesk for Academic Use
By Autodesk
For Students, Faculty, Staff

AutoDesk software can now be downloaded for free for members of academic institutions. See a complete list of free education license products please refer to Free Student Software Downloads.

For information on how create an Autodesk account and download software please refer to the Autodesk: LSU Overview

JetBrains Student Pricing
By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

JetBrains is a software development company whose tools are targeted towards software developers and project managers. The company offers an extended family of IDEs for Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, Objective-C and other programming languages.

JetBrains is also the maker of tools for .NET developers, including ReSharper, dotTrace, dotMemory, dotCover and dotPeek, plus team development tools:TeamCity for continuous integration and build management and YouTrack for issue tracking.

If you are a student or a teacher you can get access to all of JetBrains desktop products including IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate and other IDEs for free. All you need to do to apply is to be a student and have access to your LSU student email address. 

If you would like to apply, please go to JetBrains Products for Learning.

If you have any further questions, please see JetBeans Student FAQ page. 


Lenovo Hardware Pricing for Students
For Students

LSU students are eligible for special reduced pricing at the IBM/Lenovo LSU pricing website here. LSU and Lenovo have established a pricing agreement that provides LSU students with the ability to purchase hardware (laptops, desktops) at a significantly reduced cost.

Student pricing for hardware purchases can be found on the IBM/Lenovo LSU site here.

Lucidchart for Education
By Lucid Software Inc.
For Students, Faculty

Lucidchart is an online diagram application that makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams. It is designed for the utmost compatibility with other programs, including Google apps, and is also the only web app to offer complete support for Microsoft Visio documents.

Lucidchart is completely free for students and teachers everywhere. If you would like to get Lucidchart, all you have to do is go to the Lucidchart for Education page and request a free upgrade.

Lucidpress for Education
By Lucid Software Inc.
For Select Individuals and Groups

Lucidpress is a web-based, drag-and-drop design app that enables its users to create print and digital content for business or personal use. 

Lucidpress is completely free for students and teachers everywhere. If you would like to get Lucidpress, all you have to do is go to the Lucidpress for Education page and request a free upgrade.

Microsoft Academic Select Agreement
By Microsoft
For Faculty, Staff

The LSU Microsoft Select Agreement is a pricing agreement that allows for reduced cost purchases of any Microsoft product not included in our Microsoft Campus Agreement. The Academic Select Agreement is currently managed by Software House International. The Academic Select Agreement allows for low-cost purchases by faculty and staff of Microsoft products not covered by the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools (Imagine)
By Microsoft
For Students

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (previously "Imagine") offers Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on your career.

LSU is enrolled in a campus-wide Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Standard Subscription.


  • Students: All students are eligible for Imagine.
  • Faculty and Staff: Please refer to the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools FAQ to see if your use is eligible.

Software items included:

  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Expression Studio
  • Windows Server Standard
  • SQL Server
  • XNA Game Studio
  • and more...

If you are in a STEM department, you are eligible to purchase a subscription for Azure Dev Tools from the Azure website. 

If you would like to see the differences between Premium and Standard or would like purchase Premium, please refer to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Subscription Information.

For more information, please visit the Azure Dev Tools home page.

For information on past free resources, please see: Microsoft Imagine: LSU Overview.

OnTheHub Student Software Discounts
By Kivuto
For Students

In addition to providing students with access to free software (including certain versions of Microsoft and VMware products), OnTheHub offers discounted pricing for a number of other software items. Software discounts include certain Adobe products, Minitab, SPSS, LabView, S-Plus, Auguri Academic, iGrafx, Babylon 7, Inspiration, InspireData, Parallels, Kermit, Entryware, and SigmaFlow.

VMware Academic Program
By VMware
For Students, Faculty, Staff

The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a comprehensive usage program designed specifically for the academic community.

It includes licenses for the following products:

  • Fusion
  • Workstation
  • Server

In addition to free licenses for instruction and research, VMware also provides academic institutions and affiliated organizations special discounts on VMware software and support when deployed as a part of their IT infrastructure.

For more information about VMware, visit the Grok article VMware: LSU Overview

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can use VMware software under specific program usage guidelines free of charge for academic research and classroom instruction.
To download VMware, please go to the Faculty/Staff section of lsu.onthehub.com.


Students can install this software on their personal computers as part of their coursework or research projects.
To download VMware, please go to the Student section of lsu.onthehub.com.