Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students

Adobe Creative Cloud

What is Adobe Creative Cloud

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 3-year Adobe Educational Term License Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe for use of their Master Collection (plus additional software) on all institutionally owned and managed computers. Adobe Creative Cloud is a software platform that allows users to design, share and publish content across all media and devices.

This license is for university-owned workstations that are shared by more than one person, including office workstations used by student employees. The Creative Cloud software can be installed on one workstation for use by anyone who uses the workstation. This license is licensed by a serial number.

Why Use Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud for Enterprise brings together everything needed to empower faculty and staff to create and manage content across mobile, desktop, and the web - in a secure way. The Creative Cloud subscription provides access to the full range of creative desktop apps for digital imaging, design, web, and video, plus online services and storage based on membership plan. Best of all, the latest updates, new features, apps, and services are available as soon as they're released.

Adobe Stock

Royalty Free Images, Photos, and Graphics are not a part of the UA Enterprise license. If you want to purchase this product on your own here is Adobe's pricing.

Home Use

Adobe Creative Cloud may be purchased by faculty and staff for home use as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud software package for $9.75/year at

No Penalty Cancellation Process for Licenses Purchased Prior to Adobe Campus Agreement

Go directly to Adobe support to cancel your membership. Please note there is no penalty for cancelling, but there is also no refund or reimbursement for what you have already consumed. 

As for your data, you will want to first copy all data from your Creative Cloud folder and save to a location outside of your CC folder (desktop, etc.). When you have been provisioned with the new University of Arizona account, move the copied data into the new Creative Cloud folder. This will begin syncing to the Creative Cloud online space. 

The University of Arizona Creative Cloud ETLA allows for 2GB of space per user. If you have more than 2GB of files in your old CC account you will want to plan to copy only a percentage of your old files to the new space.  

General Information/License Agreement Terms & Conditions