Volume Purchase Program for Education

The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) makes it simple for institutions of any size to find, buy and distribute apps to enable endless learning possibilities.

Apps. Mac and iOS. Limitless potential for learning.

The Volume Purchase Program store lets you purchase world-class App Store apps that are great for education. Purchase in volume and tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution.

Apps for Mac and iOS.

Buy apps in volume for both Mac and iOS through the VPP store. Free apps are also available, so you can provide students and faculty with all the tools they need to enhance learning.

Pricing for education.

Developers can offer education institutions special pricing on apps through VPP. If a developer has enabled education pricing, institutions receive a 50% discount when purchasing in quantities of 20 or more.

Streamlined distribution. A better way to manage content.

The Volume Purchase Program provides institutions with complete ownership and control of content through mobile device management (MDM) solutions. And users get quick and easy access to apps, over the air.

Flexible options.

When you buy apps in volume you can distribute content via redeemable codes directly to your users. You also have the option to assign apps using third-party MDM solutions.

Managed distribution.

Easily distribute apps to users while retaining ownership and control. Invite users to participate, then assign apps using a MDM solution. Apps can be used on all the user’s devices, and when no longer needed reassigned to a different user.

Automatic install.

If a student’s device is supervised, you can install apps over the air automatically and without any user interaction. This ensures students get the right apps they need at just the right time.

Accepting credit cards, purchase orders.

Education institutions can purchase apps in volume using purchase orders and credit cards. Institutions using purchase orders can now procure Volume Purchase Program Credit (VPP Credit), which provides credit to administrators electronically through email and for any amount. Education customers can buy VPP Credit through the Apple Online Store for Education or by calling 1-800-800-2775 to work with an Apple representative.

How it works.

In just a few simple steps, your institution will be set up to purchase and distribute apps in volume. Enrol now

1 Enrol

Set up a Volume Purchase Program account by providing basic information about your institution and who will manage the program.

3 Purchase.

Purchase through the program in three simple steps. First log in to the VPP store and search for the content you need. Second, enter the quantity you want to purchase. And third, complete the transaction with VPP Credit, or by using a credit card.

2 Set up.

After enrolment is complete, you then set up and manage your institution’s facilitators for the purchasing and distribution of content.

4 Distribute.

Distribute content to individual users by providing them with redeemable codes on a per-app basis. Or streamline app distribution institution-wide by assigning content directly to users or groups using an MDM solution.

Get started. Enrol Now.

The Volume Purchase Program is available in the following countries:

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.