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SAS Licenses

K-State has a license program with the SAS Institute to provide the SAS Education Analytic Suite software at greatly reduced prices. SAS software is available for Microsoft Windows only. No Mac version is available, nor is one expected in the future.

This license may be used for teaching and/or academic research and is available to departments, faculty/staff, and students. A current, valid K-State eID is required. Each license may be installed on up to 2 computers but cannot be used concurrently.

Software versions

  • The current version is SAS 9.4, which works with all currently supported Windows operating systems.

Licensing fees

The annual fee is $120 , covering the period from September 1 - August 31. The fee is pro-rated through the end of the current contract year. 

Request a license

To request a license, submit a completed SAS License Request form. Upon the receipt of the completed request form, an invoice will be emailed to the person designated on the request form. Payment is made to the Division of Information Technology. Within seven days of receipt of payment (KSU Interfund Voucher or KSU Foundation check), the licensee will receive an email with instructions to access this software. 

Students may access SAS at no charge through the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons or lease SAS with departmental approval and payment directly through their department business office. 

Annual renewal cycle

K-State renews the SAS site license annually. Each year, the Division of Information Technology will send current departments a renewal invoice in August. Upon receipt of the payment, the licensee will be sent a license-extension password. The important dates are as follows:

July 31Expiration date for the agreement between K-State and the SAS Institute.
Sept. 1Expiration date for agreements between K-State and students, faculty, staff who have licensed SAS.
Sept. 30Date that the software starts warning if expired. SAS programs continue to run normally, but they will produce a warning message.
Oct. 29SAS stops running unless the renewal invoice has been paid.

Get a SAS license

  1. Check the list of supported operating systems.

  2. Request a license.

  3. Send Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR) or Purchase Order (PO) to the IT Business Office.

  4. Follow the instructions to download and install SAS.