Eligibility Requirements

STEP 1: Eligibility Requirement

Qualified customers can receive special academic pricing on all AEC Software products. To receive academic pricing you must be a current member (enrolled student, faculty or staff member) of an accredited academic institution. Qualified academic institutions include K-12, high schools, technical schools, colleges, and universities.

The following institutions are not eligible for academic pricing: non-accredited schools, churches, training centers, museums, public libraries, and non-profit (501-C) organizations.

Proof of Academic Status

Orders cannot be processed until AEC Software receives proof of your academic status.

  1. Every order must include verifiable school contact information for the end-user, including: title, department, school address, phone number, and email address.
  2. Please also submit one of the following items:

    Full-time/part-time faculty and staff
    • A link to a school/department website that clearly displays faculty information
    • A copy of a current, dated faculty ID Card
    • A school purchase order (if not paying with a credit card)
    • A letter of employment acceptance (on school letterhead)
    • A recent faculty/staff pay stub
    • A link to your information through the student directory on your school's website
    • A current, dated student ID card
    • A current, dated course schedule
    • A current, dated tuition receipt
    • Enrollment letter (on school letterhead)

For all approved academic orders, AEC Software will send the confirmation email to the customer's school email address (i.e., myname@college.edu).

Submitting Proof of Academic Status

Fax to (703) 450-9786, ATTN: Education Sales, or use our email contact form to email AEC Software's Education Department

* For faster service, submit your purchasing details at the same time as sending your proof of academic status. Review steps 2 and 3 below.

Step 1: Eligibility Requirements
Step 2: Educational Pricing
Step 3: How to Purchase