Adobe CS4 Student Edition

ab1472

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Dec 5, 2009
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Hi, all...

i'm saving up to get a new imac and want to buy and install Adobe CS4 Production Premium...

Now, this software costs $1,700 and i am broke...

So, after some research i found that Adobe offers a Student version of this software to both full time and part time students attending any accredited college (eg. jr colleges, com. colleges, state, etc...) for only $300 ($1,400 off!). Of course, you must prove you're a student and you must agree that you will not use their software for monetary gains, whatever...

I do eventually want to go pro in this line of work, but it will probably take me at least a year or two to learn the software as well as i want to anyway, so...

I've been wanting to learn spanish for a while now, so, my plan is to sign up for spanish classes at the local cc and get a student edition of CS4...

Learn Spanish and save well over a grand while i'm doing it...

Does anybody see anything wrong with this plan?

Here's a link to the Adobe student eligibility...
http://www.adobe.com/education/purchasing/qualify.html

Unless i am completely misreading this, i believe i'd qualify...(btw, my local CC is an official Adobe reseller according to Adobe's website)
 

apfhex

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You'd probably get it for free...
What community college is going to give students free copies of CS4? :eek: I think the OPs idea is fine and should quality for student pricing. When I bough the student priced suit through an online store (Academic Superstore I think?) I had no problem. Not sure about purchasing right from Adobe but there are other sites, probably the school's own book store sells it.
 

ab1472

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Dec 5, 2009
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yea, absolutely, but I consider myself an autodidact and don't really want to become a full time student. I'd only be going to school for the adobe discount, and i'd take a spanish class because i deal with a lot of spanish speakers at work. Also, i'm planning on becoming a filmmaker/film/vid editor, not a graphic designer. I'm just wondering if taking a (possibly non-credit) spanish course would still qualify me for a discount...

I do appreciate the suggestion, though, because learning graphic design would most certainly not be a bad idea...
 

ab1472

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Dec 5, 2009
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According to Adobe's website my local CC does not carry it in their bookstore, but is most certainly eligible for the discounts...

Btw, apfhex, were you a full-time, degree seeking student when you bought your student edition, or what?
 

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