Avid Academic Discounts

Avid Academic Eligibility

Academic verification is done by a third party company, if you are not sure if you qualify please contact: academic.eligibility@avid.com with questions.

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

University/college students

Students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited, government-recognized public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees and/or certificates1

Faculty and staff

Teachers and staff employed by an accredited, government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, or public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational schools that grant degrees and/or certificates, and schools for instrumental instruction/tuition

Individuals qualified to buy Academic versions of Sibelius only

Secondary school students

Grades 9 -12. Students enrolled at an accredited, government-recognized public or private secondary school providing full-time instruction1.  

Homeschooled students and their teachers

Students and teachers as defined by state homeschooling regulations

Items noted as "For EDU Institution Only" - These items can only be purchased directly by a school on a school purchase order for use in a school. Individuals, Students and Faculty Members cannot purchase the discounted items with this notation.

Eligibility verification

Students and educators who wish to purchase individual Academic versions of Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer at the discounted price will be asked to provide proof of eligibility after making a purchase. Once your eligibility has been verified, you will receive your academic license for your software. All eligibility verification is handled by a third party company, Identit-E. Avid and Studica will not collect any information for verification purposes. Identit-E's Privacy Policy can be found at: http://identit-e.com/defaultstatic/privacy.htm

Proof of eligibility

Higher education students

You must show evidence of current enrollment2 at an accredited, government-recognized public or private post-secondary/tertiary degree-granting academic institution, for-profit career/vocational schools that grant degrees and/or certificates, by providing one of the following:

  • A copy of a student ID card containing your (the student’s) name, school name, and the current academic term
  • A copy of a tuition statement or course bill that includes the school’s logo or seal, your name, and the current date/academic term
  • An official letter from the registrar of the school, including your name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
  • A copy of a student schedule including your name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
  • A copy of a grade report statement or transcript including your name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
  • Screen captures from school websites may be accepted in lieu of official documentation if your name, school name, and valid date are clearly visible (acceptance is at the sole discretion of Avid)

Teachers, faculty, and staff

You must show evidence of your 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:

  • A copy of a faculty or staff paycheck stub that includes your (employee) name and employer (school) name
  • An employer’s written confirmation on school letterhead or certificate of employment

Secondary students

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

  • A copy of a student ID card containing your (the student’s) name, school name, and the current academic year
  • A copy of a report card, a tuition statement, or a letter from the school administration that confirms your enrollment status (all documentation must contain the school, district, or local authority name, your name, and a date reflecting the current academic year)

Homeschool teacher

You must show evidence of status as a homeschool teacher3 by providing one of the following:

  • A current copy of a Homeschool Membership Association card
  • A current copy of a curriculum receipt or any official documentation issued by the local/state government that recognizes your family’s intent to homeschool

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Footnotes

  • Avid Academic Teacher and Student pricing is not available in these embargoed countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Libya, Sudan, and Syria
  • Applies to single purchases only of a specific product or a bundled product
  • Elementary/primary school students do not qualify for student discounts/pricing
  • Students and Teachers are limited to one product approval per individual per year for each product type (Pro Tools, Sibelius, and Media Composer)
  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.
  3. All documentation confirming employment of faculty/staff must be dated within the last six months.

 

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