EDU License FAQ

Who is eligible for the educational discount?

The EDU offer is available for students and teachers who are enrolled in school or teaching full time, or for at least 20+ hours a week. Students must be age 18 or of legal age according to their country's laws. If a student is under age, a parent may purchase an EDU license on their behalf.

How is the educational status verified?

After purchasing an EDU license, you'll be prompted to upload your verification through your Ableton.com account. Students can upload: student IDs, acceptance letters, transcripts, or class schedules. Educators can upload: teacher/professor IDs, course schedules, online faculty directories, or an employment verification letter. If a student is under age, a parent should upload the student's verification on their behalf.

Is there an educational discount for Push or Max for Live?

The EDU offer is available for new licenses of Live Standard or Suite only, and does not apply to hardware or add-ons such as Max for Live.

Educational institutions interested in purchasing several Push units or multi-seat site licenses of Max for Live can request a quote for available pricing. 

Can educational licenses be upgraded?

EDU serials can be upgraded at regular discounted pricing. There is not an educational discount available for upgrades.

Does the educational version of Live have the same features as a regular license?

An EDU license has all of the same features as a regular version of Live. 

Can educational licenses be purchased for another person as a gift?

Yes, educational licenses can be purchased for a family member or friend, as long as they meet the educational requirements. The purchaser will need to upload the recipient’s details when verifying the license.

It is not possible to use one's own educational documents as verification for another person. 

Is there a discount for non-profits or churches?

Churches and non-profits are not eligible for educational licenses for non-teaching or student purposes. If a church or non-profit wants to use Live in a teaching capacity, they can contact Support for the available options.