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New Adobe CC / CS6 Student & Teacher Editions – How to Save 70%

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Let’s face it, Adobe’s traditional product prices have seemed expensive over the years, espe­cially if you’re on a student’s budget.  Many folks don’t realize it, but the last perpetual version available, Creative Suite 6 from 2012, is still being sold direct by the company – with standard prices ranging from $399 for Dream­weaver through $999 for Photoshop Extended and on up to $2,599 upfront for the Master Collection suite, which contains all CS6 applications – nearly twenty in all. As cool and powerful as this software is, it can be hard to afford these prices when you’re in school.

Fortunately, Adobe offers deep discounts for education customers – up to 70% off – including for the CS6 Student & Teacher Editions.  So the price for Dreamweaver CS6 becomes almost a third of what it was, now $149, while the CS6 Design Standard suite (containing Photoshop + Illustrator + InDesign + Acrobat Pro) drops by almost two-thirds, to $449. For most products the price cut is similar – for example, Photoshop CS6 Extended (the most powerful edition) goes from $999 to $349. The popular CS6 Design & Web Premium suite becomes $599 instead of $1,899.

In addition, it’s not just the older CS products that are available with the education savings. You can also get Lightroom 5, Acrobat DC Pro, and Photoshop or Premiere Elements 14. For example, Lightroom 5 for student photographers costs $79 instead of the normal price of $149, while Acrobat XI Pro is $119 instead of $449.

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But if you want it all – and all in one complete (and top-reviewed) package – then for a limited time Adobe is now offering full Creative Cloud membership at a 60-70% discount for students and teachers (at just $19.99 or £15.88 or €19,99 or A$14.99 a month for your first year, or less than $1/day) – and that gives you the entire “Master Suite” and much more – essen­tially, the new CC 2014 versions of all the latest and greatest products that Adobe makes, with ongoing upgrades included at no additional cost so your tools are always up-to-date.

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How to Get Either Version with the Discounts

All of this software is now available via instant download at the Adobe Education Store for both Windows and Mac OS. Adobe’s education discounts are available internationally as well – in many other countries and currencies (for example, Europe/euro, UK/pound, Australia/dollar), where the percentage reductions are similar.

To get these lower prices, essentially all you have to do is prove your academic status at a qualified school. Most students and teachers of most grades and institutions can qualify, from primary school through university levels.  Importantly, even part-time students or folks who enroll for a class at their local community college can be eligible – there is no upper age limit. Online colleges are on Adobe’s list too, and there is also a path for homeschoolers.  If you think about it, sometimes going back to school could even pay for itself in such situations.

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You can validate your status with proof of enrollment such as your school ID card, report card, transcript, tuition bill or statement, etc.  Any documents dated within the last six months are considered current for these purposes. The verification all happens online so takes only 1-2 days.  In the mean­time, you’ll be able to easily download and install your products as a fully-functional free trials to get going right away, start taking free tutorials, and so on.

Recently Adobe has added an even simpler option – now if you just provide a school-issued email address during purchase (like ending in “.edu” or “.k12”), then you will be instantly verified and automat­ically receive the student & teacher discount pricing.

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The academic editions work the same as the regular versions – and you can continue to use the same products after you graduate, or after whenever you leave your current school or term of study. You can also use this software for commercial purposes if you so desire. However there remain some differences between the two with limitations of the education versions that are important to know and understand.

You can install the software on up to two computers, and if for some reason you change your mind after buying, you can easily return the product within 30 days of purchase to Adobe.

A Word on Software Piracy – “If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…”

Some folks think they might be able to do better by trying to find and download Adobe software for free or cheap using torrents, cracks, key makers, keygens, untrusted sources, unfamiliar sellers, old or used versions, no-name websites, and so on.  The first thing to say is any electronic download or serial number delivery from anywhere besides Adobe is inauthentic, so it’s illegal. The second thing is that it’s very risky – but not only because it’s illegal…

Increasingly, the desire to save money on software by getting it from sources or sites you’ve never heard of leads to identity theft, credit card fraud, virus infections, email spamming, and more. A great deal of the hacked and illegitimate Adobe software out there now is embedded with malware. This malware includes viruses, worms, and trojans that can do significant harm to your computer, data, and privacy (like quietly taking your sensitive information such as logins, passwords, and credit card numbers).

For example, the Asia-Pacific region has a very high piracy rate of 60%, and correspondingly the highest rate of infection in the world – nearly 70% of the computers in these countries are riddled with malware. There is a direct correlation.

Fake or Hacked Software –> Unsafe Computer, Loss of Money, Stolen Information, or Worse

In other words, the hackers that create and distribute these “free” or “cheap” copies are receiving payback in other ways (e.g., silent backdoors) – meaning in the end, you can do far worse damage to your computer and yourself than to Adobe. Why install unknown and untrusted software onto your valuable system? Why give a stranger control of your machine, or your financial credentials?

Further, the agencies have really been cracking down lately on download theft – in one recent case, the authorities were able to obtain the locations and contact information on 23,000 illegal BitTorrent users and the fines paid are $3,000 per download!

Lastly, stay away from deals or “bargains” on eBay or Craigslist, or any seller you’ve never heard of (including on Amazon Marketplace), or anything that seems too good to be true – because it probably is… there are authentic-looking fakes everywhere.  Reputation means everything in this area – because you don’t want to end up in regret, like so many there do, after their money has left their hands permanently and the software or their computer has stopped working.

Read more details on why you shouldn’t buy from eBay, Craigslist, or Amazon Marketplace.

So all in all, it’s not something for nothing – and really the only sensible and safe choice is getting the real deal straight from Adobe at up to 70% off the regular prices.

Here’s a helpful Student & Teacher Eligibility Guide, as well as a key Adobe Education FAQ that should answer any other questions you may have…

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  1. Pekka Turtola

    I have a student master suite cs3 for windows. Now i am switching to mac and considering how to proceed. I can run the existing programs using a simulator but it is not the best option. I wonder if it is possible to upgrade the suite to the mac version?

    I am ready to pay for the upgrade but not too much. The usage is small. Is there any reasonable option available?

  2. May

    this is awesome, the retail version is too expensive for $3000 that most students or users can’t afford it !

    student and teacher edition is a great choice for us – I bought one, it is amazing and working great

  3. Se7en

    Your link in ‘…up to 70% off – including for the CS6 Student & Teacher Editions.’ doesn’t lead to any student prices but the normal versions of CS6 products.

  4. Jane


    I’m looking to purchase the full adobe suite at the student-discounted price for my MA course (All though really I only need Photoshop, After Effects, and possibly Illustrator). I was wondering if:

    a) I’d be able to purchase just the programmes that I need in a bundle off Adobe, and

    b) If my license will run out after my course is finished or will I be able to continue using the software after I graduate so that I can keep working on my portfolio?

    Many Thanks.

    • Hi Jane, to answer your questions:

      a) No, Adobe offers just three options for configuration: the complete Creative Cloud (which is the bundle that student and teachers are offered with the discount), a Single-App Subscription (like Illustrator or InDesign or After Effects just by itself), or the CC Photography Plan which includes Photoshop + Lightroom. You can combine these, but it wouldn’t be cheaper than just buying the full education offer (where you get everything).

      b) No, your CC license does not expire when you graduate or finish your courses or school. All Adobe education plans are paid (or prepaid) on an annual basis – so your student/teacher license would end when your 12-month subscription term does… However, because Adobe considers eligibility documents to be current if they are dated anytime within the past 6 months, then it may be possible to renew your plan at the EDU discounted rate even after graduation (or leaving school).

      Hope that helps!

  5. TP

    I’m a student and need Adobe CS5 or CS6 for my classwork. But I do not want Creative Cloud. I want the disks. How can I get these?

  6. TP


    Yes, I prefer the permanent download (but admit I’m a little disappointed by not being able to have an actual disk).

    Roughly how much should I expect to pay? Ill need indesign, Photoshop, dreamweaver, illustrator, bridge. (Windows 8.1 OS)

    Also, I’ll need acrobat. Would this be separate?

    Feel free to email me.

  7. sana ur rehman

    dear Admin, any discount for student ???

  8. Christine

    Apologies but its all a bit confusing for this older-aged student who needs Photoshop CC 2014. Please help direct me to where I can purchase this. Many thanks.

  9. Vince

    Can Win7 Pro and Win 7 Ultimate handle the same amount of physical memory?

  10. Peter tyrrell

    Hi, i need premiere, photoshop, lightroom and after effects….. 50 quid a month seems too steep when i dont want any of the other programs, what can i do? Im not a teacher or student and the only other option is buying each program at 10 quid each per month equating to a total of 40.
    Please sort this out into a new package.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Peter, but nothing has really changed from the Creative Suite days. Before when you needed several tools, you bought a CS bundle called a suite – which usually included more programs than you needed (and technically you also paid for those). In both situations, then and now, at least you have the opportunity to expand your skills and learn new products that come with what you bought.

  11. Can just Photoshop and Illustrator be purchased in the version CS6?

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