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Adobe in education

Adobe offers education solutions that combine industry-standard technology with standards-aligned curriculums, certification programs to validate skills and professional-level training. An active online community provides additional support through forums, blogs and more.

Education individual purchasers

Qualified education individuals purchasing for use on their personally owned computers may purchase Adobe Student and Teacher Editions or Adobe education editions at significant discounts. If you are purchasing for use in your educational institution, need multiple copies, or want to buy non-Student and Teacher Edition products, see the Educational establishments tab on this page.

Qualified individuals include:

  • University and college students — students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an 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 and secondary school students — students enrolled at an accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction
  • Faculty and staff — teachers and staff employed by an accredited primary or secondary school or public or private university or college

Proof of eligibility


Students must provide a photocopy of a valid, current student ID that includes the student's name, start or end dates that confirm current enrollment and a photo.

If the student does not have such an ID (for example, the student photo ID does not specify dates that confirm current enrollment), he or she must instead provide a photocopy of a valid student or other photo ID and one of the following items:

  • Official, current non-photo student ID with name and date
  • Official, current school transcript indicating name of school and student
  • Official, current school tuition bill indicating name of school and student
  • Official, current report card indicating name of school and student
  • Other official dated proof of enrollment

Note: Only one valid photo ID, student or otherwise, is required.

Students who are under 18 and do not have a valid photo ID may provide an official letter from their eligible educational institution stating their name and current enrollment status.

Teachers, faculty and staff

Teachers, faculty and staff must provide a photocopy of a valid, current school ID that includes the educator's name, date and a photo. If the educator does not have such an ID, he or she must instead provide a photocopy of a valid photo ID and one of the following items:

  • Faculty or staff paycheck stub
  • Official letter from the registrar of the educational institution

Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 K–12 School Site Licenses

Prepare students for academic and career success with new Creative Suite 5.5 software and teaching resources

Affordable site licenses are available for new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software. Creative Suite 5.5 and supporting resources help K–12 educators prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Using industry-standard tools, students learn print, web, audio, animation, video and mobile design skills for success in postsecondary education and careers. Resources include standards-aligned curriculums, certification for teachers and students and faculty professional development.

CS5.5 Master Collection K–12 School Site Licenses—Teachers and students get all the features of Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium and Production Premium editions with Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection software. This comprehensive package allows students to design across media with the latest in industry-standard print, web, interactive, video and mobile design tools from Adobe. This is the most inclusive, value-packed offering in the Adobe K–12 School Site License lineup.

CS5.5 Design Premium K–12 School Site Licenses—Students and educators can easily create print, web and mobile content with Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium software. New tools empower students to express ideas faster—in print and online—and to produce interactive content without coding.

CS5.5 Design Standard K–12 School Site Licenses—Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard software gives students and educators the tools they need to produce breathtaking images, sophisticated graphics and precise layouts.

CS5.5 Web Premium K–12 School Site Licenses—Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium software helps educators teach standards-based career skills in web design and development. New features allow teachers and students to create interactive web content without having to learn how to write code. Other features enable students to design content and applications for mobile devices.

CS5.5 Production Premium K–12 School Site Licenses—Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium software helps educators teach the filmmaking, broadcasting and video post-production skills needed for rapidly evolving industries. New features support the latest tapeless workflows and provide increased performance—64-bit operating system support, GPU acceleration and more—for working fluidly in HD, streamlining workflows and allowing students more time to experiment.

Benefits of Adobe K–12 School Site Licenses

Affordable solutions—Buy the latest cross-platform creative tools at prices to match your school and district budgets. Value-priced Adobe K–12 School Site Licenses help ensure that schools can easily and affordably adopt these tools for their career and technical programs, while allowing for their use in the administrative office and in other curricular subjects as well.

Essential, industry-standard tools—Creative Suite 5.5 K–12 School Site Licenses put the same tools top professionals from a variety of fields use into classrooms at the best possible price, giving students the skills to compete and succeed in postsecondary education as well as the global workforce.

Free curriculum sets—Adobe provides project-based curriculum guides developed specifically for teaching valuable career skills in graphic design and print production, web design and development and video design and production based on Creative Suite 5.5. The projects collectively provide enough content for a full-year course in each discipline and have the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Seal of Alignment.

Adobe certification programs—Educators can add credentials and students can open up new opportunities by becoming certified for entry-level CS5.5 skills as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and for professional-level CS5.5 skills as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

Support for the latest Mac OS and Windows® systems—Students and educators can experience the ultimate in performance when running Creative Suite 5.5 tools natively on Intel® based Mac OS systems and Microsoft® Windows 7 systems. Creative Suite 5.5 also works on Windows Vista® and Windows XP.