Keep it simple. Keep it sensible. And keep the savings.

Adobe Buying Programs give institutions of all sizes the cost-effective options and control they need to put the right Adobe tools in the hands of students, faculty and staff.

“We knew it was important to streamline, standardize and get every school in the district with a CTE program onto industry-standard, state-of-the-art technology — Adobe Creative Cloud software. We are now looking far into the future, providing tools to our students to empower them to become great creative thinkers.”
— Tamy Smalskas, director of college and career readiness, McKinney ISD, Texas

VIP puts the right licenses into the right hands.

The Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP) is a subscription licensing program with ascending discount levels for additional purchases. You can save money while giving people in your school or nonprofit organization access to the tools they need. Creative Cloud Shared Device Licenses are ideal for classrooms and labs, and named-user licenses are ideal for giving students and teachers access wherever they are. Both of these options provide cost-effective K-12 site and district licensing. And VIP includes a centralized management tool for easily adding and administering licenses. Learn more about Creative Cloud for education ›

Just what you need
Just what you need

You can purchase named-user licenses or device licenses to use on institutionally owned computers in classrooms and labs. There’s also a K–12 site license.

Centralized control
Centralized control

Centralized deployment gives everyone access to new products as soon as they’re released.

Automatic compliance
Automatic compliance

With the Admin Console, you always know how many licenses are deployed and who’s using them.

Term options
Term options

Meet education budget cycles by choosing the length of your subscription term — 1 year, 18 months or up to 4 years.

Teacher and student-friendly
Teacher and student-friendly

There is work-at-home licensing for educators, as well as bring-your-own-device support for students.

Complete flexibility
Complete flexibility

Dynamic organizations can add and remove licenses to meet their unique needs.

Your institution has options.

Volume discounts can make all the difference to your budget, giving your students and staff the tools they need to succeed. VIP provides discount levels for subscriptions to Creative Cloud, Acrobat, Captivate, and Presenter, and ETLA offers Creative Cloud for enterprise, Document Cloud for enterprise, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Adobe Captivate and Presenter. Whether you need to purchase licenses for a small group or department, a classroom or lab or your entire institution, you’ll find a licensing option to meet your needs.


Compare programs for education.

Adobe Buying Programs offer options for subscription licensing, long- and short-term agreements and one-time volume purchases. These options provide ideal ways to meet the needs of educators, staff and students in primary and secondary schools as well as higher education institutions. Nonprofits can also benefit on purchases made through VIP and TLP. Read the complete details in the Buying Programs Comparison Guide for Education.


Value Incentive Plan

Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA)

Cumulative Licensing Program

Transactional Licensing Program (TLP)

Pay up front for up to 4 years

3-year term with a set annual payment date

2-year agreement

No agreement or contract

Named-user licenses; device licenses; K–12 site licenses

Institution-wide licensing based on full-time equivalent (FTE) count

Cumulative volume licensing discounts

One-time purchase

Easy deployment and management through the Admin Console

Named-user licensing and deployment through the Admin Console

Deploy and manage through Adobe’s Licensing Website (LWS)

Deploy and manage through the LWS

Includes Creative Cloud for education, Creative Cloud for enterprise, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Captivate, and Presenter Video Express

Includes Creative Cloud for enterprise, Adobe Document Cloud for enterprise, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate and Premiere Elements

Includes Acrobat Pro 2017 and other products such as Adobe Captivate, Contribute, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

Includes Acrobat Pro 2017 and other products such as Adobe Captivate, Contribute, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

A plan tailored to your large institution’s unique needs.

ETLA is a customized program designed exclusively to meet the needs of large institutions. You’ll get  budget predictability over a three-year term — with one annual payment due on the same date each year. You’ll also get the Admin Console and use of the Adobe Licensing Website for easy deployment, compliance and management. And everyone at your educational institution can gain access to the latest Adobe tools, apps and services. Student and work-at-home options are available.

Compare ETLA and VIP ›

Want to know more?

Find out how Adobe Buying Programs can help your organization.


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