Adobe Creative Cloud - Student Subscription Overview

This document provides an overview of the discounted Adobe Creative Cloud subscription available to UW-Madison students.

Fall 2021 Licenses Update: Adobe Creative Cloud - Student Subscription FAQ

UW-Madison has a limited number of Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat licenses for students enrolled in classes that require them. Students can click on the link above for help with downloading the free software. If a student is not enrolled in one of these classes but wishes to subscribe to the service on their own, they can use the discounted offer described below. 


For students who wish to use it on their own computer, Adobe allows higher ed students to purchase a full subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) at a discounted rate for their personal devices. The subscription gives students access to Adobe's full creative software suite, which includes applications such as Photoshop, After Effects, Lightroom, Premiere, Acrobat, and others.

You get over 20 creative apps that work together across devices. Start a project on your phone and finish it on your laptop, access your favorite graphics and fonts from any app, and share your work from anywhere. Whether you’re a Creative Cloud beginner, an expert, or in between, you’ll find tons of tutorials at your level. Plus free templates to get you started and project ideas to keep you going. You’ll always have access to the latest versions of the apps, but you’re never forced to upgrade. You can even revert to older versions of apps if you like. Update when you’re ready — it’s up to you.

 *Students get 60% off the regular price for the first year. Students pay US$19.99/month the first year, and US$29.99/month after that. Regular price is US$52.99/month (this is accurate as of 04/26/2019 and may change). 

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Included Apps

Software NameUsage
PhotoshopImage editing and compositing
LightroomEdit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere
IllustratorVector graphics and illustration
InDesignPage design and layout for print and digital publishing
Adobe XDDesign, prototype, and share user experiences
Premiere RushCreate and share online videos anywhere.
Premiere ProIndustry-standard pro video and film editing
After EffectsCinematic visual effects and motion graphics
DimensionCreate photorealistic 3D images for branding, product shots, and package design
Acrobat ProCreate, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms
DreamweaverDesign and develop modern, responsive websites
AnimateInteractive animations for multiple platforms (formerly Flash Professional)
AuditionAudio recording, mixing, and restoration
Lightroom ClassicDesktop-focused photo editing
Character AnimatorAnimate your 2D characters in real time
SparkCreate graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes
BridgeCentralize your creative assets
Media EncoderQuickly output video files for virtually any screen
InCopyCollaborate with copywriters and editors
PreludeMetadata ingest, logging, and rough cuts
Fuse (Beta)Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects


Subscriptions obtained directly from Adobe cannot be managed by UW. When you contact them for cancellation, tell them that your institution does not cover students. Alternatively, you may be able to unsubscribe from within the Creative Cloud Desktop app by going to Help > Manage my account > Cancel. If you get an error, you will have to contact Adobe.

More information is here: Adobe Creative Cloud - Cancelling a trial subscription.

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Owner:Nick R.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2019-05-09 10:37 CSTUpdated:2021-10-17 10:32 CST
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