Not only is there free software through Dreamspark.com you can also get free software if you are a STEM-D student through MSDNAA, go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/US/TechStudent/Get-Software.aspx

Through this program you can get Windows 7 Professional, MS Access, Expression Studio 4, MS Project, Visual Studio Ultimate, as well 170 or so software products or SDKs many that are available to professionals as full purchase products or individual developers through the single user MSDN program that is available when you get out of school.

If you are a Parent, please check out this program, it can save you money if your student uses the MSDNAA program at your student’s school (or if you are attending school).