There is no doubt that SoftMaker Office suite is the best alternative to Microsoft Office along with Open Office and LibreOffice. OpenOffice and LibreOffcie cost you nothing but SoftMaker Office 2010 (latest) costs around $100 (€ 69.95). Here I do not have SoftMaker Office 2010 but 2008. Enjoy it.
Everybody wants to use MS Office but it is costly. Focusing cost factor many persons use OpenOffice and if they want commercial product, they, normally, go to SoftMaker Office. On different occasions (here, here, here) you have had chance to get SoftMaker Office 2008 free of cost and now again you can get it. Though it does not contain all the alternative applications of MS Office applications but, I think for student this is a good deal.
SoftMaker Office 2008 has:
BasicMaker, a programming environment that allows you to control TextMaker, PlanMaker and other VBA-compatible programs using SoftMaker Basic scripts.
PlanMaker, the powerful and easy-to-use spreadsheet application for Windows, Linux, Pocket PCs, and Windows CE.
Presentations, a software package that combines user-friendliness with many powerful features. With SoftMaker Presentations, you can create striking and informative presentations quickly and effectively.
TextMaker, a word processor that combines user-friendliness with powerful features at an affordable price. With TextMaker, you will be able to complete your writing tasks quickly and comfortably.
I have downloaded my copy because, I may need it sometime. Keep it as backup you may need somewhere.
Go to the following web address and simply request for license and you will get download there and also in your eMail. But you will get your license only in your eMail.