Student Discount

Avid Academic Eligibility and Verification

If you’re a student, teacher, or faculty member at a qualified academic institution, you can purchase Avid Academic products at a substantial discount as long as you meet one of the following eligibility requirements and can provide proof of eligibility:

Individuals qualified to buy individual Academic versions of Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer:

Individuals qualified to buy individual Academic versions of Sibelius only (but not Pro Tools or Media Composer):

Individuals qualified to buy multiple Academic versions of Media Composer only* (but not multiple copies of Pro Tools or Sibelius):

Eligibility verification

Students and educators who wish to purchase individual Academic versions and receive student discount for Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer at a low discount price will be asked to provide proof of eligibility after making a purchase (see below). Once your eligibility has been verified, you will receive your academic license for your software. All eligibility verification is handled by our partner, Identit-e.  Avid will not collect any information for verification purposes.  Identit-e’s Privacy Policy can be found here: http://identit-e.com/avid

Please note: If you want to purchase multiple copies of Sibelius or, Pro Tools Academic products for use in your educational institution, or want to buy standard (non-Academic) versions of Sibelius, Pro Tools or Media Composer, please contact SOFTPLANET LTD on 01334 461244 or Avid directly.

Proof of eligibility

Simply call 01334 461244 to find out about student discount.

Higher education students – You must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government-recognized public or private post-secondary/tertiary degree-granting academic institution, or for-profit career/vocational schools that grants degrees and/or certificates, by providing one of the following:

Teachers, faculty, and staff

You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following:

Institutions

Anyone purchasing an Institution license of Media Composer | Software on behalf of an Education Institution may be required to provide proof of eligibility. You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following:

Note: This applies to Media Composer | Software for Education Institutions only at this time.

Secondary students

Must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government-recognized public or private secondary school by providing one of the following:

UK Home school teachers or students

You must show evidence of status as a homeschool teacher  by providing one of the following:

Available Academic purchases for individuals

Eligible students and educators may purchase individual “Academic Student” or “Academic Teacher” versions of our software at significant discounts from SOFTPLANET LTD – We are official AVID resellers. Students and educators must provide proof of eligibility (as outlined above) to receive a serial number for their Academic product.

Available Academic purchases for institutions (multi-seat licenses)

Eligible academic institutions may purchase multi-seat licenses for Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer. In some cases volume discounts may apply. This type of purchase must be made through a school or university purchase order. Please contact us for assistance with multi-seat licenses on 01334 461244.

Restrictions

Footnotes

  1. Students taking courses at non-government accredited career/vocational schools are not qualified to purchase Avid Academic products.

  2. For higher education students, “current” is defined as within the last six months.

 

All documentation confirming employment of faculty/staff must be dated within the last six months.

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