Breadcrumb TourArchived: Now Get Adobe Creative Cloud for $95!

Last Updated: 11/12/2019

Great news for users of Adobe software! The price for Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) has dropped to $95 per year (down from $240 per year) for faculty, staff, and students, too! Adobe Acrobat Pro, which is included in the CC suite, is available as standalone software at no cost for use on university-owned computers.

How to Order Creative Cloud

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Thanks to a recently negotiated campus enterprise license, students are now, for the first time, able to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud at the same reduced prices offered to faculty and staff. The licenses will be good for the duration of the university’s fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30.

For those who already purchased a subscription at, Adobe will allow subscription cancellations for no fee or penalty. Before you cancel your subscription with Adobe, we suggest purchasing a new license through the university to assure no gap in access to the software. After purchasing through the university, contact Adobe support and mention that you are a student or employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, and that you are provided Adobe Creative Cloud by the university.

Through the full suite of Adobe CC products, students, faculty, and staff members have access to a host of creative tools for digital imaging, design, web, and video, as well as online services including free storage for files. Adobe apps are also available on computers in many of CU Boulder’s computing labs.

When logging in to Adobe products, whether they are installed on your own computer or for managed devices you use such as those found in campus computer labs, you must now use your CU Boulder IdentiKey to log in.

Learn more about the software included in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and how to order it. Don’t forget that you can learn how to use Photoshop, and many of the other Adobe CC apps, with free courses offered in Adobe also offers free Creative Cloud tutorials

If you have questions about the Adobe license agreement or any of its terms, please contact the IT Service Center at or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).