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Cornell University Software Licensing

Welcome to the CU Software Licensing Store. CU Software is a collaboration between Cornell Information Technologies, Cornell Procurement Services, and The Cornell Store.

Create a User Account
Before you start buying, you need to create a unique user account. Creating a user account gives you access to your order history and lets you save common order information like your address and phone number.

Log In
If you already have an account, log in and start shopping.

Two Types of Licenses Available

Departmental Licenses can be purchased by faculty and staff of Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College for institutional use. These licenses can only be purchased using institutional funds. 

Student Licenses can only be purchased by current students of Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College. These licenses can only be purchased with personal funds for personal use. They cannot be purchased using institutional funds or by faculty and staff.

CU Software does not offer software for personal purchase by faculty or staff.

Using the KFS Accounting String
The CU Software Licensing site validates Cornell account numbers against the KFS database.  You will need to have the correct KFS account string to place an order.  The Account Number and Object Code fields are required.  All other fields are optional.  If you do not have data to enter into the optional fields, please leave them blank.  For more information on Kuali account structure visit Division of Financial Affairs: Accounting.
  • chart code  pre-filled, two characters
  • account  required, seven characters
  • sub-account  optional, up to five characters
  • object code  required, pre-filled, 6575 (mandated by Division of Financial Affairs)
  • sub-object code  optional, up to three characters
  • project code  optional, up to ten characters
To validate your account information before placing an order, use our account verification tool.

Weill Cornell Customers
As long as you authenticated using your Weill Cornell CWID, you will see a Weill Cornell account field during the checkout process. If you are presented with the Ithaca Kuali account boxes, you authenticated using a Cornell NetID. To resolve this, you will need to log out, restart your browser and authenticate using your Weill CWID.

Support Contacts
Account and order support: The Cornell Store or 607-255-4941
Installation and technical support: CU Software Licensing Support or 607-255-5500

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