Breaking it down: G Suite vs. Office 365 for students

Top pick for students

Office 365 Personal

$70 at Microsoft

Pros

Access to all Office programs
1 TB OneDrive storage
60 minutes of Skype calling
Compatible with multiple devices
Cons

More expensive than G Suite Basic
Additional costs to use Skype
Lacks collaboration tools
Office 365 gives you the apps and programs you need to succeed in school, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You get access to Outlook and Skype and 1TB of OneDrive storage. You also receive unlimited access to both Google Hangouts and Google Voice. Good for collaboration

G Suite Basic

$60 at Google

Pros

Access to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
Unlimited use of Hangouts and Voice
Cheaper than Office 365
Cons

Designed for business users
Only 30 GB of cloud storage
Collaborating features are clunky
G Suite gives you access to Docs, Sheets, and Slides, plus 30 GB of online storage. Students need tools that allow them to create and send assignments from within a single program, collaborate w…