OnTheHub Network offers student unprecedented freebies: Windows 8.1, Microsoft Office 2013 Professional, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, and some other valuable utilities.
An DreamSpark Account is required to download. You need to sign up through your school. Note that not all colleges are supported for these freebies, but you may be lucky one.
Windows 8.1 Giveaway page: http://onthehub.com/download/free-software/windows-8/
MS Office 2013 Giveaway page: http://onthehub.com/download/free-software/microsoft-office-2013/
Visual Studio 2013 Giveaway page: http://onthehub.com/download/free-software/visual-studio-2013/
VMWare Giveaway page: http://onthehub.com/download/software-discounts/vmware
TIBCO Spotfire S+ 8.2 page: http://onthehub.com/download/free-software/tibco