This is an official MicrosoftÂ® site proclaiming that the promotion is legit:
The package includes
Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 (A retail version is almost $700) with a perpetual license, including the following applications:
Accounting Express 2007
OutlookÂ® 2007 with Business Contact Manager (requires a separate download)
To be eligible:
You must hold a valid email address at a U.S. educational institution ending in .edu (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Be actively enrolled with at least 0.5 course load.
Also, you must be able to provide proof of enrollment status (ie, student card) upon request by Microsoft. If you are unable to provide proof of enrollment, you will be required to pay the full retail price of Office Ultimate 2007 (approximate ERP $679USD).
To get the special price, you must DOWNLOAD the program. You can obtain a CD for an additional fee at time of purchase.