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Academic licenses of Max and RNBO are owned and registered to an individual student or teacher. They have the same functionality as licenses that are listed with the full retail price.
An academic license for a RNBO add-on can be purchased at our shop with a valid school ID. You'll be able to upload an image file of your school ID during the check-out process.
Academic licenses are not the same as Institutional licenses. An important distinction is that Institutional licenses are registered to and owned by a school, not an individual student or teacher. These licenses are supported differently than our individual purchases from the shop on the website, which are designed for single-user ownership. If your school would like to purchase these licenses please visit our special pricing page to request a quote.
How much do Academic licenses cost?
An Academic Permanent License of Max costs $250 USD.
An Academic Permanent License of RNBO costs $179 USD.
An Academic Bundle for Permanent Licenses of Max and a RNBO add-on costs $429 USD.
An Academic Upgrade of a Max license costs $99 USD.
An Academic Upgrade for Max and a RNBO add-on costs $277 USD.
An Academic Annual Subscription of Max costs $59 USD per year.
An Academic Annual Subscription of Max + RNBO costs $119 USD per year.
Subscription licenses automatically renew unless canceled. Additional information on subscription licenses can be found here.
How do I qualify for the student or teacher price?
For students to qualify for the academic discount, you must be currently enrolled in school and have valid identification (ID).
If you don't have a student ID you may also upload a document that confirms your enrollment, such as your class schedule, during the purchase process.
As a teacher, you may upload staff identification (ID) or a letter of employment from your department or school.
Do I have to be a student or teacher in the U.S.?
No! International students and teachers absolutely qualify for the discount.
Where do I send a copy of my identification?
You will be prompted to upload the image of your ID (or other documentation) during the purchase process.
What if I qualify for the Ableton Customer discount and the Academic discount? Can I get both discounts on a permanent license of Max?
No. Cycling '74 does not offer combined discounts.
As a student or teacher, can I get discounts on all Cycling '74 products?
The academic discount only applies to Max , RNBO and associated upgrades.
You may not sell or transfer any Academic license of Max or the RNBO add-on.