Microsoft announced the upcoming launch (01 Dec 2013) of a program that will provide students with a free access to the most advanced version of Office 365 version ... provided that their institution is taking part in the Office 365 Education Plan (A2).
This program called "Student Advantage" allows institutions to make their students benefit from Office 365 ProPlus without any additional cost.
Enterprise tools for students
Students can take advantage of premium tools of Office 365 ProPlus to:
communicate (email, video-conferencing).
enhance their productivity via MS application.
create shared workspaces.
They will gain free access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and Lync.