Microsoft Teams Pricing: Costs and Pricing Plans

Disclaimer: We source public information for Microsoft Team’s pricing, including its own site. All pricing information within this resource is accurate at the time of publication.

Microsoft Teams is generally well known as a collaboration and video conferencing tool for businesses. It’s also a part of the Microsoft Office 365 for Education suite that allows teachers to deliver online learning experiences to their students. Teachers can create and grade assignments and tests, as well as host virtual classes. Students can appear on video during classes, mute or unmute themselves and chat with the teacher or other students.

In this post, we’ll discuss Microsoft Teams’ pricing in more detail.

Do Microsoft Teams have a free plan?

Yes, Office 365 for Education has a free plan for both students and teachers that include Teams and other Microsoft apps, such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Teams Pricing Plans

Office 365 for Education has three pricing plans. Note that institutions will need to contact Microsoft for a custom quote.

Office 365 A1

As mentioned above, this is a free plan for students, teachers and staff. It includes access to many of Microsoft’s apps like:

  • Teams
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Outlook (up to 50 GB mailbox storage)
  • OneDrive
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Sway
  • Forms
  • Power Automate
  • Stream
  • Power Apps
  • School Data Sync
  • Visio
  • Yammer

Office 365 A3

The Office 365 A3 plan includes all of the features of the Office 365 A1 plan, plus:

  • Meetings for up to 10,000 people via Teams live events
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Access (PC only)
  • Bookings (app that lets parents schedule appointments with teacher/faculty)
  • The ability to install the Office desktop apps on up to five PCs/Macs per user
  • The ability to install the Office apps on up to five tablets/phones per user
  • Viva Insights (advanced personal analytics feature for faculty)
  • Office 365 Cloud App Security

Office 365 A5

The Office 365 A5 plan includes all of the features of the Office 365 A3 plan, plus:

  • The ability to plan and schedule daily tasks with Teams
  • Power BI
  • Advanced security features (e.g., Customer Lockbox)
  • Audio conferencing
  • Optional calling plan


Microsoft Teams, and most other Microsoft apps, are free for schools (note that the school will have to verify they’re an accredited institution). Once a school signs up for Office 365, teachers and students can create an account by simply using their school email address.

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