SAS® Academic Software

Free and low-cost software options for the academic community.

SAS keeps me current in a field that changes every day. And it gives my students a leg up when they go into the workforce because they can make decisions from a data warehousing or data mining perspective or a data analysis and data quality perspective that they wouldn't have gotten from a regular database class. Fay Cobb Payton, PhD Associate Professor of Information Technology North Carolina State University

Choose the right software for you.

SAS®OnDemand for Academics

Access statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting software.




Why choose SAS® OnDemand for Academics?

  • Point-and-click functionality eliminates need to program.
  • Accessible via the cloud and includes up to 5GB of data storage.
  • Opportunity to become part of the SAS Analytics U community and connect with other users.

New! SAS® Viya® for Learners


Build data science skills with cloud-enabled, open analytics engine.


Why choose SAS® Viya® for Learners?

  • Free software covering the entire analytics life cycle.
  • Enables you to build skills in data science, machine learning and AI.
  • It's open, so you can program in SAS, Python, R, Java and Lua.

SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Now the Primary Software Choice for Learners

SAS® OnDemand for Academics has replaced SAS® University Edition as the primary software choice for learners and educators, effective August 2, 2021.
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