SAS Software Site Licenses


SAS statistical software provides tools essential for mastering the four data-driven tasks common to virtually any application: data access, management, analysis, and presentation. All within an applications development environment.

The SAS site license allows NMSU employees to install SAS software on licensed NMSU owned computers. Only NMSU faculty, staff, and registered students may use the SAS software.

**SAS software may only be used for teaching, academic research purposes. Teaching and Research purposes are limited to classroom instruction and coursework directly related to customer’s post-secondary degree requirements, including the formulation of theses and dissertations, and NMSU employee’s noncommercial research activities. Software licensed for T&R purposes may be used by NMSU employees and Students 


Use of the SAS software for profit, private gain, or other commercial use is illegal.**

Home use of SAS software is allowed on a home computer, property of an NMSU faculty/staff employee if the NMSU faculty/staff employee has a licensed SAS software copy installed on their NMSU owned office computer. NMSU/ICT must have a signed Home Use Agreement on file for each faculty/staff person using SAS software at home.

NMSU registered students may purchase a SAS license to be used on their home computer. The NMSU student must sign a Student Home Use Agreement.


SAS licenses and media are available from the Information & Communication Technologies, located in the Hardman and Jacobs ULC, Room 105. Licenses may be purchased by NMSU faculty/staff with an NMSU departmental account number. Students may purchase a licenses with a credit card, debit card, or check. An NMSU ID must be presented for all transactions.

Faculty/staff may borrow media for a period of five working days at no charge after purchasing a license. If media is not Returned there will be a Charge of $50 to the index provided for faculty/staff or with personal fund for a student.


You can also purchase a license and download SAS when you register on



Enter your official NMSU email address in this format:
DO NOT enter a subdomain such as ad, cs, dacc, psl, etc. — which looks like this:

Once registered you will receive an email so you can complete your registration. Once you have completed your registration you can purchase and download an installation on the web-store using a department index Number.

**Please keep record of the password your create for your account. The password you create on the web store is independent from your NMSU account password.**


SAS software requires that you install update codes annually. If update codes are not installed prior to October 1st each year, your SAS software will no longer work. An annual maintenance fee must be paid prior to requesting update codes. Updates files will not be sent automatically, they must be requested. To request update files please email and provide the SAS version you are using and whether your computer is a 32-bit or 64-bit system.

Unless you cancel your license prior to August 1st, your faculty/staff account number will be billed for annual fees each September. Students must come in to the ICT Business office to pay for annual fees. Update codes are available after September 1st each year. Send email to to request update codes.