Beginning Fall 2023, all EIU students and employees will have access to the complete Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost. There will no longer be a need for students and employees to buy Adobe software for personal use on their computers. Adobe Creative Cloud provides apps, web services, and resources for all your creative projects — photography, graphic design, video editing, UX design, drawing and painting, social media, and more. Click here to view all apps.
This decision was made by EIU to enhance support for instructional curricula and address the digital divide many of our students face. Please find the FAQ section below for more information.
All EIU employees will have access by default (visit creativecloud.adobe.com) and will not require an additional request.
All students, with the exception of dual credit students, are eligible.
Through a partnership with all Illinois public higher education institutions EIU has secured the Creative Cloud at a significantly reduced cost. This has resulted in substantial savings for EIU students while also expanding access to the software for the entire student community.
The Adobe agreement is for 3 years, and any eligible student will have access for the duration of the Adobe agreement. Students will need to re-apply for access annually.
No restrictions as long as the student/employee maintains eligibility.
EIU is working directly with Adobe and the FDIC to provide workshops on instructional use cases. In the short term you can learn more by visiting the Adobe website.