Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free Adobe for Faculty and Staff

Adobe Creative Cloud

It has come to the attention of ITS that many of you have received emails from Adobe about a change in their programs. As a result of Ferris and Adobe signing a three year contract, Adobe is offering free home use for faculty/staff cloud software consisting of titles that were previously part of the Master Collection.

In addition, for your office computer, if you currently have the Adobe Creative Suite, you can request an upgrade through the Technology Service Portal, which can be found by going to MyFSU under the Login Links channel, by creating a Purchase Request. This upgrade will be through the Creative Cloud and will include the Adobe Master Collection.

This includes:

Adobe Software Products

Note: Adobe Acrobat X Pro can also be installed separately if you do not wish to have all the other programs.

Adobe is also offering their Master Collection for a limited time free for home use as well. You must use your email in order to receive the one-year free use of these Adobe products. To get Adobe on your home computers go to the web store at

To complete the download follow these simple instructions:
  1. Log into the site with your email.
  2. Click the “Sign In” link in the top right hand corner.
  3. Click on the “Register” button right below the sign in box. You will be asked to enter your Ferris email with which you will be verified.
  4. Upon verification, proceed with the registration process and submit the form.
  5. An email will be sent to your account to confirm the address (this is to ensure that users are being verified with their profile and not trying to use another member’s account to register.)

As the University has a limited amount of licenses for University-owned computers, please be sure that you absolutely need these Adobe products. If you do not, please do not request to have them put on your University-owned device.

This software is only for home computers only. If it is installed on University-owned computers it will cause licensing issues with the Ferris owned version and result in errors.

TAC is not responsible for any support related to the home installation and has no ability to troubleshoot registration and installation issues. If you need assistance with the download portion, you will need to contact Adobe for support at (800) 833-6687. You can also find support at

If you have questions about the home use program please contact TAC at 231-591-4822 or toll free at 877-779-4822.

Written By: Baily Darnton