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Education Customers Now Get 60-70% Discount on Adobe CC 2014

Get All-New Adobe CC 2014 (Creative Cloud) for $19.99/Month - Save 60%-70% Off the Regular Price, No Promo Code Needed

The standard pricing for Adobe’s new CC 2014 release – their flagship Creative Cloud all-in-one offering – is US$50 a month with an annual membership. Recently, the company extended their intro offer for existing CS customers, which gives a 40% discount off that price…

How about for education customers? On price, the offer is even better – all students, teachers, and education staff can now pay just US$19.99/month with an annual plan (under $1/day) for your first year – but importantly, no previous ownership of any Adobe product is required and no coupon code is necessary.  Outside of North America, it’s an even greater level of reduction at £15.88 or €19,99 or A$14.99 per month (including VAT), or 60-70% off:

Adobe CC 2014 Education Offer

Students & teachers, now get Adobe Creative Cloud – including all-new tools like Photoshop CC 2014, Illustrator CC 2014, InDesign CC 2014, Muse CC 2014, and more – for just US$19.99 a month. That’s 60% off the regular price. This offer is limited to one (1) purchase of one (1) Creative Cloud annual membership per customer, and may not be assigned, exchanged, sold, transferred, or combined with any other discount.

Any current or recent student or teacher (aged 13 and older) can take advantage of these deals… For showing academic eligibility, the company says: “Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.” Or, if you happen to have a school-issued email address (such as “.edu” or “.k12″), then you will be instantly verified.

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The alternative for academic customers is to get the traditional Student & Teacher Editions which have the CS6 version from 2012, and are also offered at up to 70% off the normal commercial prices. They run from $119 to $999 for a perpetual license depending on the product. These older editions require academic validation once up front at the time of purchase, and then can be used indefi­nitely but can not be upgraded. Outside of that, there are a few other restrictions.

So which route is best for you? In terms of features and functionality, there is no difference between the education version of the Creative Cloud and the regular one. The only distinction is that academic eligibility verification is required at the time of of purchase and again at your yearly renewals to retain the school discount. And after your first year, renewals will be at the then-current education price ($29.99 a month at present).

If you’re trying to decide which path to choose, there are different pros and cons to consider for each option. For example, the Creative Cloud can be installed on both Windows and Mac and in multiple languages, whereas the traditional software is locked to one platform. And if you’d like to get all the current leading industry tools with the full Creative Cloud (or even just check out the free level of membership), Adobe has been adding excellent value there.

Here’s a guide to help compare:

» Adobe CS6 vs. Creative Cloud (CC) – Which Should You Choose?


Try the Creative Cloud Completely Free

While Adobe continues to offer CS6 licensing, the vast majority of customers are signing up to use more of the top applications through the Creative Cloud.  The Cloud already includes all 15 of the CC 2014 desktop programs (including Muse and the Edge collection) plus many other useful tools and services. Behance ProSite and Business Catalyst are in there for easily creating and hosting your websites, as well as Lightroom 5 (for photo­graphy), Typekit (for fonts), and the Digital Publishing Suite (for creating unlimited iPad apps) at no extra cost, plus a newer version of Acrobat Pro (version XI).

In addition, all CC subscribers get many hours of free training with hundreds of tutorials from industry-leading providers. All Creative Cloud members also have access to download, install, and run the CS6 tools as well (together with or instead of CC), if desired.

Which way is right for you? If you go with the perpetual licensing, you pay a higher cost upfront for an older, static version of the software. If you go with the Creative Cloud, there’s a world of the latest/greatest tools you can use – all the best Adobe has to offer now and in the future – with ongoing upgrades included plus other benefits at an affordable monthly price point in a comprehen­sive package that’s receiving nearly 5-star reviews from customers.


Check our helpful Launch Guide for everything else you should know about CC 2014:

» The New Adobe CC 2014 Release Is Here – What You Need to Know

Get the All-New CC 2014 Apps in Creative Cloud and Save 60-70% Off the Regular Price


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New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

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  1. This is a fantastic offer and I advise any student that is taking their course seriously or planning to go into a specialist position or even start their own business to grab this deal with both hands.

    We would love to pay this much smaller monthly payment than what we currently pay.

    The package is well worth the investment!

  2. Brandon

    Creative Cloud at $29.99/mo. is a great price, but as a student I was still on the fence about whether I could really afford it. When a brief promotion ran last October for $19.99/mo., there was no second thought and I bought it immediately.

    I think there is a fantastic market of students who would more readily buy Creative Cloud at $19.99 — it’s a much easier sell to friends when you can recommend a price that seems relatively inconsequential — vs $29.99, which feels like much more of a substantial amount than it may actually be on paper.

    I overlook outright purchasing of the software, even at a substantial discount, because the long- and short-term benefits of Creative Cloud far outweigh the financial effort and upgrade risk of a purchase for any one program or package.

  3. simon

    i am taking a night course at my local uni so i was able to get this deal……the whole of the master suite cs6 and more for less than 1 quid a day !

    i am not sure how long i’ll need to use everything but in the meantime this is perfect heaven for my school work……thank you adobe

  4. @Brandon

    Thanks to everyone for their feedback. It look like the $19.99 Creative Cloud Student promotion is back now, for a short time only – so don’t miss it!

  5. Sounds like a good price especially when money is low, definitely worth it!

  6. Paying $19.99/month for a single product (Adobe Acrobat Reader XI) is absolutely ludicrous. I don’t know what the hell Adobe is trying to do with Creative Cloud, nor why I would allow them to store my data on their servers (anyone remember that one recent security breach?) I would rather buy the product once and pay full price (because I don’t have to get every single new version increment) rather than get updates but pay beyond full price in a matter of months. But since that option is not available directly through Adobe, looks like I’m going try another route.

    • Thanks for your thoughts Nombre, but you’ve got your facts a bit off. Acrobat Reader XI is a completely free product, it doesn’t cost a cent. Perhaps you’re talking about Acrobat Pro XI instead? (the flagship PDF creation and editing tool)

      If so, that’s a US$449 full product – and yes it can be subscribed to for $19.99 a month (with ongoing upgrades included) instead of paying that large upfront cost, but you don’t seem to be aware that it can also still be purchase the traditional (perpetual) way as it always has… In other words, Adobe gives the option of which way you want to purchase and use this tool, it’s your choice.

      Finally, the article here above is for education users. Students and teachers actually can get access to the entire Creative Cloud for $19.99/month (which includes Acrobat Pro XI, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and all the other tools & services) – basically all the top creative tools Adobe makes. Or, academic customers can choose to buy specific older CS6 versions outright from Adobe instead, still with a significant discount. So, again, your comment doesn’t really apply.

    • Meant to add:

      The file servers used for the Creative Cloud are not Adobe’s – they are actually in Amazon’s highly-secure AWS storage facility… That is very different from the other data breach you were referring to.

      But using the online data storage that comes with Creative Cloud is completely optional anyway, if you didn’t want to.

      You may find this helpful:

      What Are the 10 Most Common Myths About Adobe’s Creative Cloud?

  7. Frank Defalco

    Hello,

    I read the above and am still not sure what my costs might be. I am a recent student who graduated and I just received a notification that I have 3 days left with my CC account. How much will it cost me going forward?

  8. Slilly

    Hi

    I have had the creative cloud for a year now, and the price has bumped back up to $24.99 a month, from $14.99(aus).

    I am still at uni, and will be for several more years.

    Does this mean I will never again receive student discount, even though I am a student?

    Thanks

    • Actually Slilly, you are still getting the education discount – and will continue to do so as a student!

      The regular commercial price for the complete Creative Cloud 2014 bundle that you are receiving is actually twice that, at $50 a month. So you’re paying half that amount.

      The $14.99/$19.99 rate you had before is the first-year promotional pricing for all academic customers – in other words, you get a bigger discount for the first 12 months when you sign up.

      But make no mistake, there are plenty of folks out there who would love to have your $24.99/$29.99 instead, which is the standard student/teacher rate.

      (The only lower-cost plan available for you would be the $9.99 Photography Package which includes Photoshop + Lightroom.)

      Hope that helps!

  9. Jim

    Hello,

    Are there any differences between student & teacher edition of Adobe CC versus retail editions?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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