Cloud Computing for U-M Students

  • Cloud computing services are available to all University of Michigan students, and can offer many educational benefits.
  • Processing, storage, databases, analytics, and applications are available to aid student coursework and research needs.
  • Many popular cloud computing services provide no-cost access for educational purposes, including annual credits, and research grants that can be applied to additional service offerings.


The term “cloud computing” can mean different things to different people, depending on their needs. Most cloud computing services offer options for file storage or processing time, and others offer services for more specific computing needs. At U-M, students already have options for no-cost access to the resources from several major service providers, and they can use them for their academic coursework or personal research endeavors.

Popular Services

Listed below are some cloud computing services available to U-M students that offer options for free/trial access:

GitHub also has a curated collection of service offerings that are free to students available at the GitHub Student Developer Pack website.

Further Help

Refer to the individual service links above, or see the main U-M pages for tips on gaining access: