G Suite Enterprise for Education FAQ

Below are common questions about G Suite Enterprise for Education. 

General information

Is G Suite Enterprise for Education available to anyone?

G Suite Enterprise for Education is available to educational institutions  in 17 countries: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States. More countries will be added in the future. If you’re outside of these countries, indicate your interest in this form.

How does G Suite Enterprise for Education compare to G Suite Enterprise?

G Suite Enterprise for Education has many of the features available to G Suite Enterprise customers. Some G Suite Enterprise features are included in G Suite for Education, which is free for qualified educational institutions. 

Can I get G Suite Enterprise for Education without G Suite for Education?

To purchase G Suite Enterprise for Education, schools have to qualify and have an active subscription for G Suite for Education. All G Suite for Education features are included in G Suite Enterprise for Education.

Is Data Loss Prevention included in G Suite Enterprise for Education?

Yes. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is available to all schools as part of G Suite for Education.

Are large districts and universities required to buy G Suite Enterprise for Education?

No. Large schools aren’t required or expected to buy G Suite Enterprise for Education. It has an optional set of features for educational institutions that want them.

How large should a school or district be to need the enterprise features?

There’s no size threshold, but educational institutions with more complex requirements can benefit from the enterprise-level capabilities.

Can I remove certain features or buy them separately?

No. You can’t remove or buy features separately.

Do I have to buy a minimum number of licenses?

Yes. The threshold for getting G Suite Enterprise for Education is set at a minimum of 50 seats or 15% of total full-time employee seats, whichever is higher.

Will G Suite Enterprise for Education work the same across my organization if I only buy the minimum number of licenses?

G Suite Enterprise for Education only works for users assigned G Suite Enterprise for Education licenses. Certain features might be available to everyone in an organization and are subject to change at any time.

Do G Suite for Education certifications apply to G Suite Enterprise for Education?

Yes. G Suite Enterprise for Education complies with the same certifications as other G Suite editions, including:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27017
  • ISO 27018
  • SOC 2 and 3
Do I need a new contract?

There’s no need for an addendum or new contract.

Pricing

Can I try it before I buy?

Yes. You can get a free 30-day trial of G Suite Enterprise for Education for up to 10 users.

Is there an introductory price?

Yes. Until the end of 2019, educational institutions qualify for free student licenses if they purchase licenses for all employees.

How long is the introductory price available? 

If you purchase G Suite Enterprise for Education in 2018 or 2019, renewals at the introductory price will be honored for 3 years.

How does a G Suite Enterprise for Education subscription work?

You buy G Suite Enterprise for Education as a service on an Annual Plan and commit to purchasing G Suite services for one year. You can prepay for the year or be billed monthly. 

If you cancel your subscription before the contract ends, you’re still responsible for the full value of the annual commitment.

How are employees defined?

An employee is any individual who is full or part-time faculty and staff. Student workers and graduate assistants are excluded from this definition.

How many student licenses can I get for free?

As part of the introductory price, you get 10 free student licenses for every purchased faculty or staff license. If your student-to-faculty or staff ratio exceeds 10 to one, you might need to purchase extra faculty or staff licenses to get additional student licenses.

If I deploy for my faculty and staff, are alumni accounts included for free?

As part of the introductory price, you get up to 10 free student licenses for every purchased faculty or staff license. If you want both student and alumni accounts, you might need to purchase extra faculty or staff licenses. The introductory price is honored for 3 years.

Can an institution buy individual licenses?

Yes. Institutions can purchase any number of individual licenses. However, if you do, you won’t be eligible for free student licenses.

What are the Terms of Service?

The Terms of Service are the same Terms of Service for G Suite for Education.

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