Between tuition and textbooks alone, there's no doubt being a student is expensive. Thankfully, those after Adobe's haloed suite of creative software like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro can benefit from a major discount up to 65%.
Here's how you can get Adobe's student discount, along with answers to other questions you might have on pricing, eligibility and what's included in Creative Cloud.
How much does Adobe Creative Cloud cost for students?
Adobe Creative Cloud costs £16.24/US$19.99 per month for students. This includes the full software suite. You can opt to pay for a year of service in a lump sum, in which case it costs £196.30/US$239.88 for the first year.
Adobe's student pricing effectively gives you a 65% discount in the UK and 60% off in the US, compared to the standard price, which is £49.94/$52.99 per month or £596.33/$599.88 if you pay for a full year upfront.
Head to Adobe to see its student pricing. You can also find the Student and Teacher pricing plan on Amazon where it's slightly cheaper upfront (or see Amazon US) – you will still need to verify your student status.
How to get the Adobe student discount
The easiest way to get Adobe's student pricing is to go to Adobe's Student Pricing page and make the purchase with your student email address. Adobe states on its terms and conditions: "If you provide a school-issued email address during purchase you are instantly verified".
You can also buy a 1-year student subscription via Amazon where it's slightly cheaper (£190.55 instead of £196.30).
To qualify for Adobe's student pricing though, you you must be at least 13 years old and enrolled in:
- University or College
- Primary or secondary school
The institution you're enrolled in must be an accredited public or private university or college. This includes community, junior, or vocational colleges that offer a degree with the completion of at least two years of full time study.
Many institutions will also offer Adobe's discount directly at its school shop site or in-store.
How long does the Adobe CC student discount last?
Adobe's promotional student pricing of £16.24/US$19.99 is for the first year only but the good news is the price is still cheap after the first year.
After 12-month promo period, Adobe CC's rate increases to £25.28/US$29.99 per month or £301.90/US$359.88 if you're on a annual pre-paid plan. This is still roughly half the standard price.
How to prove you're a student to Adobe
The main way to prove your student status is to sign up using your student email address.
Educational email addresses often end with with ac.uk in the UK. In the US it may end with .edu or .k12. As long as it's an official institutional address, you should qualify for the discount.
If you don't have a student email address, Adobe might ask you for further proof in the form of a document issued by the institution you're studying in. The document must include:
- Your name
- Your institution's name
- Current date
Adobe notes that documents dated within the last six months are considered as current. Examples include:
- School ID card
- Report Card
- Tuition bill or statement
Home-schooled students can provide:
- A dated copy of a letter of intent to home-school
- A current membership ID to a home-school association
- A dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year
What's included in Adobe CC?
Adobe CC offers 100GB storage, continuous free updates, and access to all the creative programs you need including: Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Acrobat Pro DC,After Effects, Audition, Animate, Dreamweaver, Fresco, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, Character Animator, Bridge, Dimension, Prelude, InCopy, Media Encoder, Spark, Substance and Fuse (Beta).