Adobe Creative Cloud Purchase Open for Units

Under the university's new contract with Adobe, units will need to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud licenses required by their faculty and staff. Adobe Acrobat Pro, the most used Adobe software at Ohio State, remains available to all faculty and staff without the need for additional licenses. Adobe Express, a streamlined web app for completing many common creative tasks, is free to everyone at the university.

If Creative Cloud licenses are required by your unit, they can be purchased at $35 per license each fiscal year (July-June) for any number of faculty, staff or students. For this heavily discounted rate, purchases must be made through OTDI Self Service and an approved Workday requisition is required. The Administrative Resource Center has instructions for purchase to guide units through this process. 

Please note that Creative Cloud licenses prior to FY25 expire on Aug. 1. New licenses must be purchased by Aug. 1 for uninterrupted access to Creative Cloud. 

OTDI encourages users to test out Adobe Express to see if it may be able to meet their needs for photo and video editing, social media graphics and more. Adobe Creative Cloud also remains available in Digital Unions and public campus computer labs for free use. Information about Express and locations for Creative Cloud can be found on our Adobe software page.