SAS is an integrated system of software products provided by the SAS Institute, Inc. that enables programmers to perform data entry, data management, statistical analysis, forecasting, quality improvement analysis, project management tasks, data warehousing and decision support. SAS runs on Windows and Linux environments. It does not run on macOS. CUIT offers SAS for 64 bit only.

SAS is licensed under Columbia University's discounted pricing agreement with SAS Institute and is available only to current Columbia University affiliates. The software is not available to alumni.

Clients purchasing SAS are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements.

How to Obtain SAS Licenses

All software will be distributed by download.

  • CUIMC Affiliates: Columbia University Medical Center affiliates and students at CUMIC can order via the form located at the bottom of CUIMC's SAS license page. All SAS technical support for CUIMC affiliates is provided by CUIMC IT and by SAS. Please email for assistance with SAS. 
  • CU Faculty and Staff: Submit an online request to the CUIT Service Desk with your departmental chartstring for payment. CUIT will also send an invoice if requested.
  • Students: Submit an online request to the CUIT Service Desk with your C number, found in SSOL.

If you have questions about how to purchase SAS, please call the CUIT Service Desk at 212-854-1919 or submit an online request for information.

All sales are final. Returns or refunds will not be accepted.

Pricing for September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022

$85 per license

  • One license is the equivalent of either one computer (laptop, desktop) or a single Unix processor.
  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated. The software will not run after the license expires. To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please make sure to purchase a renewal at least 5-7 business days before your license expires.

License Validity Dates

The SAS license is valid for a one year period, from September 1 through August 31. SAS has a 90 day grace period.


Documentation is not included with the media and must be purchased separately through third parties. Please visit the SAS Install Center to see what is available.