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Educational access support FAQ for students and educators

Who’s eligible for the Education plan?

Eligible students and educators are those who are enrolled at, employed by, or contractors of a qualified educational institution, which is one that has been accredited by an authorized governmental agency for the primary purpose of teaching enrolled students. This includes accredited middle schools, high schools, higher education institutions, and homeschools. Lab and IT administrators of qualified educational institutions can also gain access to benefits and free multi-user access.

For more information, see Who is eligible for the Education plan?

What’s included in the Education plan

Autodesk software and services accessed through the Education plan contain the same features and functionality available through paid subscription.

Most Autodesk titles are available through the Education plan, including older versions and web services like A360 Rendering and Fusion 360. Access includes the current version plus up to three prior versions (where available). For a list of software and services, visit the Get Products page.

For more information, see About the Autodesk Education plan.

How do students and educators get educational access to Autodesk products for individual use?

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Autodesk account by clicking Get Started on the Get Products page.
  2. Confirm your eligibility, which involves validating your role as a student or educator with a qualified educational institution.
  3. Download and install your software.

For more information, see Get started for students and educators.

How do educators get educational access to Autodesk products for their class?

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Autodesk account by clicking Get Started on the Get Products page.
  2. Confirm your eligibility, which involves validating your role as an educator with a qualified educational institution.
  3. Follow these step-by-step instructions to assign products to your eligible students and manage product assignments from one term to the next.

How do students access a product assigned to them by their educator?

If your educator has used their Autodesk Education plan to assign educational product access to you, then you do not have to confirm your eligibility for educational access.

To access a product that has been assigned to you, simply follow these step-by-step instructions.

How do individuals confirm their eligibility?

  1. Visit the Get Products page.
  2. Click Sign In. Enter your email address and password.
  3. Start typing your school name and select your school from the drop-down list.
    • If your school is not on the list, click Can't find your school? and complete the form. It typically takes up to seven days for your school to be validated and added to the list
    • For homeschooling, type Home in the field and select Home School (Any) from the drop-down list.
  4. Double-check all information.
    Important: Be sure that your profile information is correct and that it matches the information held by your school because you won't be able to change it later.
    Be sure you've selected the institution type:
    • Secondary incudes middle and high school. Grade levels included in secondary may vary by country.
    • Postsecondary includes universities and colleges, as well as trade and vocational schools.
      If you select the wrong institution type, you won't be able to select your school from the list. If you've selected the wrong institution type, please contact Autodesk Education Support.
  5. Click Verify.

For more information, see Confirm eligibility for students and educators.

What kinds of documents can I use to confirm my eligibility

You may be asked to submit additional documentation for proof of eligibility. This documentation must include:

  • Full name (must match name as shown in school registration)
  • Full name of the educational institution
  • A date within the current school term

Here are some examples of appropriate documentation, assuming they include the information above:

  • Official letter from the educational institution
    Note: Here are templates of such a letter for students and faculty.
  • Registration receipt
  • Tuition receipt
  • Student or employee ID (photo not required)
  • Transcript
  • Faculty listing on school website

For more information, see Confirm eligibility for students and educators.

How long will it take to confirm my eligibility

You will not be able to access software under the Education plan until your eligibility is confirmed. Be sure to start the process of confirming your eligibility early enough to make sure you have access when class starts.

  • If your school is not already listed as a qualified educational institution, it typically takes up to seven days to validate it.
  • If you have to upload documentation, it typically takes up to two days to confirm your eligibility.

If you have an urgent need to use Autodesk software while your eligibility is still being confirmed, you can download a free 30-day trial.

For more information, see Confirm eligibility for students and educators.

What do I do if my access expires

  1. Make sure you are still eligible for educational access by reviewing who is eligible.
  2. On the Get Products page, sign in to your account.
  3. Click Renew Now in the personalized banner notification.
  4. Once you confirm your eligibility, your access will be automatically extended for another year. Any product subscriptions that you hold will also be automatically extended for another year.

For more information, see Renew access for students and educators.

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