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

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. SAS University Edition will be unavailable for download after April 30, 2021, and access to the software for current users will end Aug. 2, 2021. Individual learners, as well as university educators and students, can check out SAS OnDemand for Academics today for free access to SAS.

Choose the right software for you.

SAS® University Edition

Teach or learn SAS skills using SAS foundational technologies.





Why choose SAS® University Edition?

  • Free software to use in statistics and quantitative methods classes in a variety of areas, from economics to health sciences.
  • Ability to download or launch in the cloud via Amazon Web Services.
  • Online community for interacting, getting support and sharing. 

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.

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SAS® E-Learning

Get up to speed and learn topics such as foundation tools, advanced analytics and JMP®.

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