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Eligibility for Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition is available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums, and participants in nationally recognized home-school organizations. For those unsure if their institution qualifies, specific details on eligibility are:

  • An eligible educator must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member at an academic institution and have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email.
  • An eligible district or school must be a qualified education user, defined as an accredited institution organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of teaching its enrolled students.
  • An eligible public library must provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district, or region.
  • An eligible public museum must be an agency or institution organized on a permanent basis for essentially education or aesthetic purposes, and utilize a professional staff to exhibit tangible objects to the public on a regular basis.
  • Finally, an eligible home-school program must provide K-12 education to a student or students with written proof that it either belongs to a nationally-recognized home-schooling organization or is expressly recognized by a local school district as an acceptable alternative to an accredited or state-recognized/approved educational institution.

Use the following links to learn more about eligibility qualifications:  US-based organizations, Canada-based organizations, or European-based organizations.  For all other regions, visit the Microsoft Education website.

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Updated September 14, 2017

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