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IT Division - Discounts & Purchasing

Discounts & Purchasing

Discounts on software, hardware, and cellular devices are available through the IT Division.  Please see each section below for the different types of discounts available.


WKU Students and Employees receive a discount from the following cellular providers: AT&T and Sprint.  WKU Students receive 8% from AT&T and 10% from Sprint.  WKU Employees receive 17% from AT&T and 23% from Sprint.  Please visit the WKU Cellular Discount Portal to learn more about cellular discounts, services, and equipment.

Learn more about Cellular at WKU

Personal Computer Purchasing

Technical Support Services works with Apple and Dell to maintain a discount purchasing programs for faculty, staff, students and other members of the WKU community personal purchases. The programs are intended for the purchase of computers for personal use, with personal funds only.

Learn more about Personal Computer Purchasing Discounts

Software Discounts

Discounted Microsoft and Adobe software is offered to WKU faculty, staff, and students for their personally owned computers.  To view available software titles, login to the WKU Software Center and click the Personal tab.

Learn more about Software Discounts at WKU

WKU Computer Purchasing

Technical Support Services works with Apple, Dell and GovConnection (for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 purchases) to maintain institutional purchasing programs for the purchase of standard computers that will be owned by WKU and paid for with university funds. The recommended configurations on these sites are priced to reflect university discounts, tax exempt benefit, and are configured to meet all minimum standards for support and compatibility.

Learn more about WKU Computer Purchasing


Office 2016 for Mac to be Supported in 2016

Support for the latest version of Office for Mac coming in 2016 .Click the heading to learn more.

OSX El Capitan (10.11) Support

Support for the latest OSX release in early 2016. Click the heading to learn more.

Systems Status

Planned OutageBlackboard (Online Courses)

Upcoming Training

Date Time Title
12/31:00pmAdobe Connect Pro Training Workshop
12/89:00amAdobe Connect Pro Training Workshop
1/211:00pmAdobe Connect Pro Training Workshop

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Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/30/15