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Adobe Creative Cloud includes 20-plus desktop and mobile apps and services such as Photoshop, Adobe Express, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Adobe Stock, and more.

Adobe Pro includes Acrobat one-line services, Adobe scan, e-signature features, and Acrobat Reader for mobile.

Make standout content quickly with Adobe Express. And design for the future with 3D tools.

Adobe is licensed under Columbia University's discounted pricing agreement with Adobe Institute and is available only to current Columbia University affiliates. The software is not available to alums or retirees.

Clients purchasing Adobe are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements. Sign in to to install and download the appropriate application.

How to Obtain Adobe Licenses

All software will be distributed by download.

  • Columbia University Officers of Administration can submit an online request. CUIT will also send an invoice if requested.
  • Students and Faculty must order Adobe directly from Adobe
  • Some other departments provide Adobe for their users. Please contact your internal purchasing area to be sure your license is provided by CUIT. If you have questions about how to purchase Adobe, please call the CUIT Service Desk at 212-854-1919 or submit an online request for information.
  • If you are from CUMC looking for Adobe licensing with a “” domain, please request a license by clicking here: CUIMC  Service Catalog, or email [email protected]

All sales are final. Refunds are not accepted.

Pricing for December 12, 2022, through December 11, 2023

Yearly Prices for Adobe Software Licenses (prices are prorated throughout the year):

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC $117.10
  • Adobe Captivate $160.22
  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps $244.89
  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps for HED - Shared Devices $195.61
  • Adobe Illustrator $104.88
  • Adobe InDesign $104.88
  • Adobe Photoshop $104.88


  • Adobe Creative Cloud apps can be installed on up to two computers.  To install on a third computer, you must deactivate one of the licenses from one of your previous machines. Need help with activating and deactivating Adobe Creative Cloud apps
  • The price is pro-rated monthly and must be renewed annually.  To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please make sure to purchase a renewal after you begin to receive the expiration notices from Adobe in November.

License Validity Dates

The Adobe license is valid for one year, from December 12 through December 11, and must be renewed annually.

For more information: 

Please visit the Adobe site to see what is available.