Below are common questions about Google Workspace for Education.
General informationWhat is Google Workspace for Education?
Google Workspace for Education is a set of Google tools and services that are tailored for schools and homeschools. It is available to all educational institutions that qualify.
For details about each edition, go to Google Workspace for Education overview.
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals is free to qualified educational institutions. Google Workspace for Education Standard, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade are paid subscriptions. For details, go to the Google Workspace for Education website.
Education Fundamentals provides 10,000 user licenses. However, you can add more users if you need them. For details, go to Request additional Education accounts.
For Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus, you get the number of licenses you pay for.
In all editions, your school gets 100 TB of pooled storage. For Education Plus and Teaching and Learning Upgrade, you get additional storage based on the number of licenses that you purchase.
Note: Schools with more than 20,000 students, faculty, and staff can request additional storage.
Google Workspace core services are guaranteed to be available at least 99.9% of the time. For more information, refer to the Google Workspace Service Level Agreement.
Refer to Compare Education editions.
Who qualifies for Google Workspace for Education?(U.S. only) Can homeschools use Google Workspace for Education?
Yes. Refer to Qualifications for G Suite for Education.
Nonprofit organizations that are not educational institutions can only apply for the Nonprofits edition. For more information, refer to Nonprofit Management Resources.
Getting startedHow do I sign up for Google Workspace for Education? Can existing email data be migrated to Google Workspace for Education?
Yes. Refer to Migrate your organization’s data to Google Workspace.
Yes. Google Workspace offers SAML single sign-on (SSO) to integrate with your authentication system. Google Workspace also offers a code library for reference. For details, go to Set up SSO via a third party Identity provider.
For resources, go to the Google Workspace Learning Center.
You get 24/7 phone and email support with your Google Workspace for Education account. Chat support is available in English. For details, go to Contact Google Workspace support.
SecurityHow secure is Google Workspace for Education?
Google Workspace for Education does not collect student data for advertising purposes.
We scan Gmail to keep users’ mail secure. Scanning includes virus and spam protection and is 100% automated. We scan all incoming email, relevant search results, and features, such as Gmail Priority Inbox. For details, go to the Google Safety Center.
Advertisements are turned off for Google Workspace for Education core services. And, users don't see ads in Google Search when signed in with their Google Workspace for Education accounts.
Schools can filter, monitor, and archive mail using Gmail advanced settings. For details, go to Advanced Gmail settings reference for admins.
Or, you can set up a gateway for your school to route mail through our system. If you don’t want to do it yourself, we have partners who can do it for you. For details, go to Set up an inbound mail gateway and the Google Workspace Marketplace.
Yes. We contractually require that schools using Google Workspace for Education get the parental consent required by COPPA. Our services can be used in compliance with COPPA as long as a school has parental consent. Learn more
Yes. Google Workspace for Education core services comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Learn more