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Academic licenses of Max 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.
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?
The price for an Academic Permanent License is $250 USD.
The price for an Academic Upgrade License is $99 USD.
A student or teacher can also purchase an Annual Subscription for $59 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 crossgrade pricing and academic pricing for a permanent license of Max?
Cycling '74 does not offer combined discounts. We encourage those that qualify for both discounts to purchase a crossgrade.
As a student or teacher, can I get discounts on all Cycling '74 products?
The academic discount only applies to Max and its associated upgrades.