Get all the apps and books your students need.

Purchase apps and books in bulk with the Volume Purchase Program and distribute apps directly to devices with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

Apps for iPad and Mac.

Buy apps in volume for both iPad and Mac through the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) store. A wide variety of free apps are also available. Purchasing in volume lets you tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution. Since VPP allows developers to offer special pricing for education institutions, you can receive a 50 percent discount for certain app purchases in quantities of 20 or more.

Books from the iBooks Store.

Provide students and staff with all the tools they need to enhance learning. 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. Free books are also available.

A better way to manage content.

You can use the Volume Purchase Program with your mobile device management solution to distribute apps and books over the air.

Manage apps.

Easily assign apps to devices or users while retaining ownership and control. With iOS 9, you can now choose to distribute apps directly to iPad, no Apple ID is required on the device. This helps speed up your institution’s deployments and lets users create their Apple ID at a later time. Apps can be assigned, revoked, and reassigned.

Learn more about managing devices

Distribute books.

Books purchased through the Volume Purchase Program can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked or reassigned. Books, ePubs, and PDFs you create with iBooks Author or other tools can also be distributed with MDM and configured with restrictions.

Speed up content delivery.

Using Caching Server 2, you can can quickly deliver OS updates, app downloads and updates, and content updates over the air. When a device on your network downloads new software or data from Apple, a copy is automatically stored on your server. This speeds up the subsequent download and delivery of content over your institution’s network.

Learn more about Caching Server 2

Accepting credit cards.

Education institutions can purchase apps and books in volume using credit cards. Education customers can contact an Apple representative to learn more about how to apply for VPP.

Get started.

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

Enroll now


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


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

Set Up.

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


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.

Volume Purchase Program Guide.

Get your organization started on purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume.

Download the program guide

The Volume Purchase Program is available in the following countries or regions:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.