Clarify Specific Educational Rate Eligibilities

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The statement of eligibility for purchasing Photoshop with an educational discount did not mention whether university faculty and administrators with Emeritus status qualify and, if so, what kind of identification they would supply since they would not be "currently employed." Yet, a 44-year career in higher education should count for something, yes? Also not mentioned in the eligibility statement are teachers, artists and musicians who work for churches.
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From the following link: http://www.adobe.com/education/eligib...

For Students:

To qualify for a student discount, you must be enrolled in one of the following:

University or college — accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*

Primary or secondary school — accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction

Homeschool — defined by state homeschooling regulations

Proof of eligibility

Your proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date.**

Types of proof of enrollment include:

School ID card
Report card
Transcript
Tuition bill or statement

For homeschooled students:

Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool**
Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)**
Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year**

* Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

** Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.
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From the following link: http://www.adobe.com/education/teache...

For Teachers:

To qualify for a teacher discount, you must be one of the following:

Faculty or staff — employed by an accredited primary or secondary school, public or private university or college, school district, or board of education (including emeritus status professors)*

Teacher of a homeschooled student — defined by state homeschooling regulations

Proof of eligibility

Note: Any sensitive information such as pay amounts or social security numbers can be covered or crossed out.

Your proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, school name, and current date.** Types of proof of employment include:

Paycheck stub from school
Letter on official letterhead from the education entity indicating current employment

For teachers of homeschooled students:

Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool†
Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)**
Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year**

* Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

† Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.
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Notes on EDU validation:

If you purchase from Adobe.com, you will be given instructions and a product code to submit your validation. Your order will not go through until you are validated.

If you purchased a boxed product from Amazon, open the box and follow the instructions inside for submitting the product code and validating your student eligibility.

If you purchased a download version from Amazon, the instructions for submitting the product code and validating your student eligibility are contained in a file called "IMPORTANT - How to validate and activate your product.pdf" that's included in the download.

If you use your school issued email address from a qualified institution during the process, the validation is usually instant and no other documentation is needed.

If you have to submit documents it may take up to three business days to receive confirmation of your proof of eligibility and your serial number from Adobe. PLEASE READ: You can still install from your DVD and use the product *immediately* by selecting the 30-Trial option during installation. You can download a trial of your product from here if purchased from adobe.com: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

Eligibility for education purchasing
http://www.adobe.com/education/purcha...

Education store FAQ | North America
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/000/25f26dd....

Student and Teacher Edition FAQ:
http://www.adobe.com/sea/special/educ...
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So if you work an accredited church school that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Just working a church doesn't qualify.

If you are retired, and not an emeritus status professors, you would not be qualified.

Hope this helps.
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Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try and help answer them.
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Jeffrey,

Emeritus status, which I have, is an honorary designation only for retirees and not full-time regular employees, so I am retired from the university. That really was the basis of my original inquiry, because I often benefitted from educational discounts previously. What I infer from your above responses is that, even though I remain a professional musician and teach private students and also am organist/music associate at a large metropolitan church, since I no longer am full-time at the university or have a university e-mail address, I am ineligible for the educational discount.

Richard