Below are common questions about G Suite for Education.
General informationWhat is G Suite for Education?
G Suite for Education is a suite of free Google tools and services that are tailored for schools and homeschools. It is available globally to all educational institutions that qualify.
G Suite for Education is free to qualified educational institutions.
G Suite for Education accounts provide 10,000 user licenses. You don’t have to remove inactive users.
Each user has unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. If there are 4 or fewer users in your organization, each user gets 1 TB of 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.
G Suite Enterprise for Education includes all Education features plus premium tools for security, data control, teaching, and communication.
For details, see Compare Education editions.
EligibilityWho qualifies for G Suite for Education?
Refer to Qualifications for G Suite for Education.
Yes. Refer to Qualifications for G Suite for Education.
Nonprofit organizations that are not educational institutions can only apply for G Suite for Nonprofits. For more information, refer to Nonprofit Management Resources.
Getting startedHow do I sign up?
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 to help you train your users, go to the Google Workspace Learning Center.
You get 24/7 phone and email support with your G Suite for Education account. Chat support is available in English. For details, go to Contact Google Workspace support.
SecurityHow secure is G Suite for Education?
G Suite 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 more details, go to the Google Safety Center.
Advertisements are turned off for G Suite for Education Core Services. And, users don't see ads in Google Search when signed in with their G Suite 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 G Suite 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. G Suite for Education core services comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Learn more