AVID PRODUCTS ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY


Are you a student, teacher, or faculty member at a qualified academic institution? If so, you can purchase Pro Tools and Sibelius | Ultimate at significantly discounted education pricing, as long as you meet one of the following eligibility requirements and can provide proof of eligibility.

Eligibility requirements

Individuals qualified to activate an individual license for Sibelius | Ultimate and/or Pro Tools at education pricing:

  • University/college students Students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited, government-recognised public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees and/or certificates
  • Faculty and staff Teachers and staff employed by an accredited, government-recognised 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
  • Secondary school students Students enrolled at an accredited, government-recognised public or private secondary school providing full-time instruction

Individuals qualified to buy and activate multiple licenses of Pro Tools at education pricing:
  • Institutions Teachers and staff purchasing Avid products for institutional use, instead of personal use. Users must be employed by an accredited, government-recognised 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. Pro Tools | Ultimate is not eligible for student or teacher discount.
Eligibility verification

Students and educators who wish to purchase Pro Tools and/or Sibelius | Ultimate at discounted education pricing 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 our partner, Identit-e. Avid will not collect any information for verification purposes.

Proof of eligibility

Higher education students You must show evidence of current enrolment at an accredited, governmentrecognised public or private post-secondary/tertiary degree-granting academic institution, or for-profit career/vocational schools that grants degrees and/or certificates, by providing one of the following:

  • A copy of a student ID card containing your (the student's) information, such as 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 student 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 current employment at a government-recognised 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 name and employer
  • An employer’s written confirmation on school letterhead or certificate of employment
Institutions Anyone purchasing an Institution license of Pro Tools on behalf of an academic institution may be required to provide proof of eligibility. You must show evidence of current employment at a government recognised 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 valid email address issued by your institution (e.g., faculty@university.edu) 
  • Written confirmation on school letterhead naming the school and the individual completing the verification.

Secondary students You must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, governmentrecognized 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 teachers or students You must show evidence of status as a homeschool teacher by providing one of the following:
  • A current copy of a Homeschool Membership Association card
  • A current copy of a curriculum receipt 
  • Any official documentation issued by the local government that recognises your family’s intent to homeschool
Available education purchases for institutions (multi-seat licenses)
Eligible academic institutions may purchase multi-seat licenses for Sibelius | Ultimate. In some cases volume discounts may apply. This type of purchase must be made through a school or university purchase order.

Restrictions
  • Avid education pricing is not available in these embargoed countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Serbia, Sudan, and Syria
  • Students and teachers are limited to one product approval per individual per year for each product type (Pro Tools, Sibelius | Ultimate)
  • Applies to single purchases only of a specific product or a bundled product
  • Elementary/primary school students do not qualify for student discounts/pricing:
  1. Students taking courses at non-government accredited career/vocational schools are not qualified to purchase Avid products at education pricing. 
  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.
This document is a brief summary of AVID’s Academic Availability guidelines and is accurate as of the stated document date. All details are subject to change without prior notice. For further questions or clarifications on anything mentioned above, please contact your account manager, or reach out to our Pro Audio team by email: proaudio@halleonardeurope.com