Educational institution eligibility
The following types of institutions are eligible to purchase Adobe products at a discount:
- Accredited public or private primary or secondary schools providing full-time instruction for gradients 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 US or Canadian territories
- Named educational entities approved in writing by Adobe. Hospitals in the US 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 recognised by the US 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
The following types of institutions are not eligible:
- Non accredited schools and religious organisations
- Hospitals in Canada
- Training centres or schools granting certificates for courses such as computer software training, including, without limitation: Ziff Davis University, Learning Tree University, New Horizon Computer Learning Centre, Teacher Training Centres
- Military schools that do not grant academic degrees
- Research laboratories not recognised by the US Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education; for example, institutions recognised by the US Department of Defence, the US Department of Energy or the National Research Council Canada. In addition, laboratories in the US defined as Federally Funded Research and Development Centres (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centres (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
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 recognised by the US Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the US, 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.