This alone is almost worth going back to school. Microsoft has renewed its offer of low-priced, high-end versions of Office and Vista for college students. We're talking a mere $60 for Office Ultimate or a cool 90 percent off the asking price. The Vista Ultimate upgrade goes for $65, which is a smaller but still impressive discount of about 70 percent.
All you need is a functioning E-mail address that ends in the university-owned ".edu." For all of you alumni who still use your college addresses, Microsoft says you must be currently enrolled for at least a half-credit. It wants you to give proof if asked.
The discount alone could pay for that Landscape Architecture 101 class that you've always wanted to take.