The standard pricing for the Creative Cloud “All Apps” plan – Adobe’s flagship all-in-one product offering which includes over 20 desktop apps – is US$54.99 a month with an annual membership. But what about education customers? How much is the academic discount?
We’re happy to say that all students, teachers, and education staff get a significant discount. Adobe has reduced the price to just $19.99/month (under $1/day) for your first year. You get the latest versions of all tools and services, with ongoing upgrades included. And importantly, no previous ownership of any Adobe product is required and no coupon code is necessary. Outside of North America, the education savings can be even greater – £16.24 or €19,50 or A$21.99 per month (including VAT), or 60-70% off:
Creative Cloud Education Offer
Students & teachers, now get Adobe Creative Cloud – including all-new tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more – for a reduced price of US$19.99/month for the first year. That’s over 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… To show 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.
In terms of features and functionality, there is no difference between the education edition and the regular version. You get all the industry-leading tools in both cases, and the student version can be used for commercial purposes. The only distinction is that academic eligibility verification is required at the time of of purchase and again at yearly renewals to retain the school discount. After your first year, future renewals would be at the standard education price (currently $29.99/month). And after graduating from school, the student receives a grace year at the lower price.
The Creative Cloud can be installed on both Windows and Mac and in multiple languages. You can activate/run the software on two computers and easily move it between systems as needed.
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Note: The All Apps plan, which includes everything, is the only subscription Adobe offers with a price reduction for academic users. Other packages – like the Single-App plans – do not offer special rates for students and teachers. However, the Photography plan – which includes both Photoshop +Lightroom at $9.99/month for everyone – is still a great deal nonetheless… But if you’re not ready to subscribe at all right now, then you can still take advantage of the free level of CC membership.
Finally, all Creative Cloud subscribers receive many hours of free training with hundreds of tutorials from top providers. With Creative Cloud, there’s a world of the latest/greatest tools you can learn and 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 bundle:
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26 thoughts on “Education Customers Now Save 60-70% on Adobe Creative Cloud”
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!
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.
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
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!
Sounds like a good price especially when money is low, definitely worth it!
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:
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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?
Hi Frank, Adobe says: “Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.”
So if you have anything with a date or validity within the past 6 months that says you’re a student (e.g., your student ID, transcript, tuition bill, etc), then you should be able to get the education discount.
Or, even simpler: Adobe has now made it so that if you simply have a school-issued email address (like ending in “.edu” or “.k12”), then you will be instantly verified for the student/teacher pricing.
Congratulations on your recent graduation!
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?
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!
Are there any differences between student & teacher edition of Adobe CC versus retail editions?
Hey there Jim, you will find the complete answer to your question here:
What’s the Difference Between Adobe Education Editions vs. Regular?
I just subscribed to Adobe cc from this site but don’t know where to look or how to access it/download it to my computer and devices.
Welcome Thomas, you can start here:
…or if you prefer, you can use the CC 2015 direct download links instead.
i need to download CS6, so can any one tell me how i will download and install in my computer ?
Hi David, we have the old CS6 direct download links here – which will work for a free trial. There are instructions given on that page that you can follow.
However, as of the start of October 2015, Adobe finally removed the online sale of CS6 from their website… The reason is because the software is 3½ years old and increasingly unsupported; they stopped releasing updates for it some time ago as the newer CC quickly grew and took over. With the CS6 software EOL and end of support, there are no updates, no bug fixes, and no guarantees it will run on future operating systems. So at this point we’ve stopped recommending it as a good or viable option going forward.
I am an American student studying in Italy. I am required to purchase Photoshop. I tried to place an order but it won’t let me put my American billing address for my credit card. I previously tried to buy it from an American site but they could not give me a code that would authorize in Italy. Can you help me finish my order so that I can use the software? I have already shared my verification with you. Thank you!!
Hello Emma, it sounds like you need to have an Adobe account with a country (US) that agrees with your billing address… It’s not possible to change the country of your existing account, so the best solution is to simply create a new Adobe ID (free) and your problem will be taken care of.
And don’t worry, you’ll be able to use CC in any country (Italy included) once you purchase it from the Adobe website with that new ID.
i have Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium.
Old technician resigned and i am the new tech guy.
I have register email address and product KEY, but i don’t have register mail password.
i can’t check how many computers left and how long i can use it.
there is no clue. Can you please help me.
Greetings Twlwin – if it’s the Adobe Student/Teacher Edition, then as mentioned above the product is not transferrable to other persons or parties… That can’t be changed or transferred.
But if not – if it’s the commercial release instead – then you do have the license key then we would just proceed with that. Try installing and activating the software. The program will tell you if you have any activations left – normally you get two computers, and if necessary can move the applications between computers.
If it doesn’t allow you to activate the software, then you’d need to contact Adobe customer service directly… It’s nothing that we have the power to control or tell you the details about, sorry!
I currently have an educational CC subscription which is coming up for renewal at the 29.99/month rate. That rate is really too much for my usage. How can I qualify for the $19.99/month rate? If I drop my subscription for a month can I then get the introductory rate?
Hey Justin, you already qualified by having it for your first year that’s just completed… Here are the terms of the offer:
Generally, the renewal rates for CC membership have been strong… But if you want or need a lower-cost option, then you could consider downgrading to the $9.99/mo. Photography Plan, which includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.
I am an 8th grade ICT 2 (Information Communication & Technology) Teacher at New Hope Middle School. We currently have 431 8th grade students and 6 8th grade ICTII teachers. How much would it cost to purchase Creative Cloud for our district? Each student and teacher has a school distributed MacBook of their own. Thank you! Please email me your quote as soon as you can. My director would like this information for the budget ASAP.
Hi Celeste, it sounds like what would work the best for you – and be the most cost-effective by far – would be a Creative Cloud K–12 or district-wide site license… The Adobe K-12 School Site License and the Adobe K-12 District License offerings are available worldwide for qualified primary and secondary (K-12) schools and districts through the Value Incentive Plan (VIP). You can view the eligibility requirements here.
The K-12 License offerings are based on a minimum license purchase – and additional licenses, over the minimum, may be added at the time of purchase. The last time we checked the prices for this program, the K-12 School Site License started at US$2,500 for 100 licenses. The K-12 District License started at US$12,500 for 500 licenses. Additional seats over those quantities were $25 USD per license.
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