I've been wondering what the catch is before I go into it. We have Word etc. (ancient copy) on the PC, and DW has it ready-installed on her work laptop, but we've got an additional second-hand laptop without it on and I've been looking for the best place to get hold of it.
As DD is a "student" (they extend this to include school pupils) I'm assuming we can just buy it in her name? Anyone had any problems doing this, or indeed good experiences?
I bought Office from Software4Students a year or so ago. As best I can see (and I'm quite a stickler about software licensing) it's entirely legitimate and I had nothing but a good experience. You don't get the full-size box you'd get in PC World but you do get a proper Microsoft branded disk with the Microsoft hologram-backed license key.
It took a bit longer to deliver than they originally quoted as this was about the time that Windows 7 came out so they were inundated with Win7 purchases. Even then, though, they kept me informed of the delay. As long as you qualify then go for it.
Would need to be something to prove she is at a particular school I think, so not sure how photo ID works. We just used a scanned copy of a recent invoice for music tuition - was on school headed notepaper and had DS's name and address on it.