Passwords: How to change your Office 365 Student Password

To change your password in Office 365, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Office 365 ( and log in. Once logged in, ensure that you are at the main tile screen. If you are at a different screen (such as mail), click on the Office 365 link at the top left of the screen.

  2. Click on the gear icon located in the upper right-hand corner of your window.



  3. Click on the Change Your Password


  4. On the next screen, enter your current password in the box labeled Old Password. Enter your new password in the Create New Password and Confirm New Password.

    Your new password must meet be at least eight characters AND contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • Uppercase characters
    • Lowercase characters
    • Numbers (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphanumeric characters: ~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/

    Additionally, the system will remember your last 24 passwords so you may not reuse any of them, and it will not allow you to use your first or last name in your password.


  5. If your new password does not meet the requirements above, you’ll see a message like this after clicking Submit:


  6. If your new password is accepted, you’ll be routed back to Office365 and should begin using that new password for ALL applications that authenticate against Office365 (e.g., your CCPS device, Schoology, etc.).

    You may safely close the web page and your password change is complete.

  7. If you are using a CCPS device, please log out of the device and log back in with your new password. 

If you experience any issues during this process, please submit a ticket with the help desk team so they can reach out with assistance.

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