Adobe now offers Creative Cloud to K-12 students for only $5 per year

May 4, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

Adobe now offers Creative Cloud to K-12 students for only $5 per year

May 4, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

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Adobe has just announced that beginning May 15, 2018, Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to K-12 students for $4.99 per license, per year. Using a single sign-on, students and teachers will be able to use their school ID to access apps including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator on any device.

The company’s move came after their global research showed that jobs which require creative problem-solving pay higher are less affected by automation. Although such findings sound promising, the study also found out that limited budgets and access to technology prevent educators from building skills that these professions will depend upon.

In an effort to provide a solution to such issue, Adobe announced in January that access to Spark for Education will be free of charge to K-12 and higher educational institutions. And now that students have affordable access to Creative Cloud as well, schools will soon become better equipped to teach these much needed creative problem-solving abilities to kids.

In addition to their Creative Cloud offer, Adobe has also partnered with Edcamp Foundation to provide support to educators. Beginning next year, the company will offer hands-on professional development workshops to teach educators how to use Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud in their classroom.

Educational institutions have long struggled to keep up with the developments in technology, and it needs a much-deserved upgrade. That’s why I’m happy to know that giant tech companies like Adobe are willing to invest in education. The world is changing fast, and if people don’t develop new ways of teaching, the kids today may end up not having what it takes to handle the demands of the future.

[via Adobe Blog]

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12 responses to “Adobe now offers Creative Cloud to K-12 students for only $5 per year”

  1. Ryan Taylor Avatar
    Ryan Taylor

    So that’s why mine went up to 60$ a month ?

    1. Ryan Taylor Avatar
      Ryan Taylor

      Good for them though.

  2. Meghann Grah Avatar
    Meghann Grah

    From a business stand point it makes sense. Let them learn it for cheap as kids and they’ll use it as adults

  3. Galonii August Avatar
    Galonii August

    Shawna Apker this is something Keira might be interested in if she’s still into photography, expectantly since it’s 60 a month for the rest of us. LOL Learn it young

  4. Allan Shpiljak Avatar
    Allan Shpiljak

    Vedran Papeš zvuci savrseno! :O

    1. Vedran Papeš Avatar
      Vedran Papeš

      Eh, kad nisam vise student ?

  5. D.Sigrey Avatar
    D.Sigrey

    Well, I have 2 kids from K-12… Looks like I’m signing up as one of them!

  6. Luc Andre Paquette Avatar
    Luc Andre Paquette

    The old Adobe softwares still do the trick. I am on CC and didn’t update for at least a year… with every update I regret updating it. Might go back to the Suite after my contract ends.

  7. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    Or just buy Affinity Photo for $50 US and rid yourself of Adobe’s monthly fees. Same features, better deal.

  8. Anthony Moss Avatar
    Anthony Moss

    So is After Effect also added to one of the program that k12 user can use?

  9. James Voos Avatar
    James Voos

    It requires a minimum license per school of 500 students. Some of our schools don’t have that many students! Why not make it available so it is easy to administer without outlay from the school district? We all know how hard it is to get funds for any program like this, even if it is very reasonable.

  10. Brian Lockwood  Avatar
    Brian Lockwood 

    These new prices are great for schools in Europe but what about Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Vietnam. When will those locations receive this same educational pricing? In those locations, schools can’t afford the commercial prices on offer. It seems unfair that the wealthy nation’s schools get a discount but if you’re in Asia you have to pay full price. Doesn’t this policy only encourage software privacy?