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

Assign and distribute apps directly to iPad and Mac using MDM or Apple Configurator 2. Your students can get up and running in no time, whether your devices are assigned to a user or not. And migration to device-based app assignment is completely seamless for your existing deployments.

Apps for iOS and Mac.

Buy apps in volume for both iOS and Mac 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.

Books from the iBooks Store.

Use VPP to purchase a wide variety of books from the iBooks Store. Discover children’s books, classic novels, reference guides, and textbooks from major publishers, and bring entirely new ways of learning to your institution.

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 and books, over the air.

Flexible options.

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

Managed app distribution.

With iOS 9 it's easy to install apps directly on all your devices — no Apple ID required. The Volume Purchase Program and MDM work together so you can distribute apps right to iPad and Mac. Managed apps can be revoked and reassigned as you choose. Learn more about MDM

Managed books.

Books, ePubs, and PDFs you create with iBooks Author or other tools have the same properties as other managed documents when distributed by MDM. Books purchased through the Volume Purchase Program can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked and reassigned.

Automatic install.

If a student’s device is supervised, you can install apps and books over the air automatically. This ensures students get the right apps they need at just the right time.

Rapid delivery of content.

Once iPad or Mac are deployed, you can distribute apps and content over the air. Updates to iOS and OS X apps and content can be cached locally using Caching Server 2 in OS X Server. This speeds up the download and delivery of content over your institution’s network. Learn more about Caching Server 2

Accepting credit cards and purchase orders.

Education institutions can purchase apps and books in volume using purchase orders, credit cards, and PayPal. Institutions using purchase orders can 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 and books in volume. Enroll now

1 Enroll

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

3 Purchase.

In the VPP store, search for the content you need, enter the quantity, and complete the transaction with VPP Credit or a credit card.

2 Set up.

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

4 Distribute.

Using your MDM solution or Apple Configurator 2, you can distribute purchased apps to your institution’s devices, or authorized users. You can also distribute content using redeemable codes.