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HOW TO: Ordering or Renewing SAS for Windows

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SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.

License Information

This product is generally distributed as a keyed standalone license. This means users will have to obtain a key or serial number either from IT or the vendor before installing and using the software.

Versions of this software are available on: Windows. You may have to check with the vendor about the availability of other versions. 

Purchasing SAS

SAS/PC may be licensed only to Clemson University faculty, staff, and registered students. Clemson University is gifted the SAS software through a licensing agreement SAS Institute has with the Watt Family Innovation Center. As such, there is no cost for this software (the cost was previously $75 per year, per user). Licenses are in effect from December 15th to December 14th of the following year. A license can be obtained at any time. Upgrades are also free of charge.

To obtain a copy of the SAS license, please complete the SAS license agreement and contact the CCIT Helpdesk at This agreement is to specify which version of SAS you wish to use, whether you are installing for the first time or upgrading, and verifies that you agree to the SAS licensing terms. This is necessary to track usage of the license. This form was also previously used to specify payment information, though this is no longer the case.

License Agreement

If you have a laptop or a personal machine, you can bring it to the Support Center on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library to have SAS installed.  Allow at least one hour for the installation. In the case of departmental machines, a college consultant will install the application after verifing that the license agreement form has been submitted.

To renew an already-installed version of SAS, either run the new license file just like a SAS job (if done before the expiration date) or use the renew SAS installation option in the SAS group folder with the new license file (after the grace period). The grace period lets you run SAS past the licensed period to allow for problems with slow billing processes. In some cases, it may be necessary to uninstall and reinstall brand new SAS media in order for the license to work properly.

You can also purchase a license for this software from CCIT by visiting the Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library or sending an email inquiry to

If you have any other questions about obtaining SAS for your computer, you can also call 864-656-3494.

HOW TO: Ordering or Renewing SAS for Windows