Adobe Academic Software - Students & Teachers Eligibility Guide

Adobe academic discounted software is available for students, teachers, staff, and institutions. You can purchase software for your personally owned computer or those owned by your school. See if you or your school/institution is eligible for low education prices. The following requirements apply to countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Students

Am I eligible?

To qualify for a student discount, you must be enrolled in one of the following:

  • University or college — accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
  • Primary or secondary school — accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction*
  • Homeschool — defined by state homeschooling regulations

Proof of eligibility

Your proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date.** Types of proof of enrollment include:

  • School ID card
  • Report card
  • Transcript
  • Tuition bill or statement
For homeschooled students:
  • Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool**
  • Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)**
  • Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year**

* Accredited schools are those that are recognized by the Ministry of Education or an equivalent government body.

** Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.

Teachers

Am I eligible?

To qualify for a teacher discount, you must be one of the following:

  • Faculty or staff — employed by an accredited primary or secondary school, public or private university or college, school district, or board of education (including emeritus status professors)*
  • Teacher of a homeschooled student — defined by state homeschooling regulations

Proof of eligibility

Note: Any sensitive information such as pay amounts or social security numbers can be covered or crossed out.

Your proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, school name, and current date.** Types of proof of employment include:

  • Paycheck stub from school
  • Letter on official letterhead from the education entity indicating current employment

For teachers of homeschooled students:

  • Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool**
  • Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)**
  • Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year**

* Accredited schools are those that are recognized by the Ministry of Education or an equivalent government body.

** Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.

Non-profit

Is my institution eligible?

To see if you can purchase software for your non-profit/charity institution at education discounts, check the following list of eligible institutions.

  • Accredited public or private primary or secondary schools providing full-time instruction for grades K–12, or school districts for such schools*
  • Accredited public or private universities or colleges (including community, junior, or vocational colleges) that grant degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
  • School administrative offices or boards of education
  • Homeschools approved by Adobe
  • Government schools in U.S. or Canadian territories
  • Named educational entities approved in writing by Adobe
  • Hospitals in the U.S. that are wholly owned and operated by an educational institution, meaning the institution is the sole owner of the hospital and the only entity exercising control over day-to-day operations
  • Higher education research laboratories that are public institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education, teach students, and can provide a copy of bylaws that state the relationship with the controlling university
  • Other qualified examples as listed from time to time on the Adobe website

Unqualified institutions include:

  • Nonaccredited schools and religious organizations
  • Museums
  • Churches
  • Libraries
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Training centers or schools granting certificates for courses such as computer software training, including, without limitation: Ziff Davis University, Learning Tree University, New Horizon Computer Learning Center, Teacher Training Centers
  • Military schools that do not grant academic degrees
  • Research laboratories not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education, for example, institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense or Energy or the National Research Council Canada. In addition, laboratories in the U.S. defined as Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) are not eligible. Examples include: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Other unqualified examples as listed by Adobe from time to time on its website

Proof of eligibility

Adobe requires resellers to authenticate qualified educational institutions according to the following policies. This information is part of the signed agreement between Adobe and the reseller. Adobe also requires identification for purchases through the Educational Institution Store.

Appropriate identification means one of the following:

  • A valid, official purchase order issued by an educational entity
  • Current credit card information with the proper name, billing address, and delivery address of the educational entity
  • A current personal credit card or check payment from a faculty or staff member with a delivery address of the educational entity
  • Other appropriate identification as permitted by Adobe from time to time by posting a list of such identification on its website

* Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.