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.

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 via redeemable codes directly to your users. You also have the option to assign apps and books 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 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

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 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.

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.