Is it possible to save money by buying academic and then commercial?

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  07 July 2013
Is it possible to save money by buying academic and then commercial?


So I am mulling over how to buy a license for Maya and since I have access to an academic account, is is possible for me to buy an academic license and then upgrade to a commercial license possibly saving some money?

I looked at it and from Autodesk directly it costs more than 3600 dollars to buy a commercial license for Maya 2014.
  07 July 2013
Not sure how it is handled now, but it was possible a few years ago to upgrade for around 1000.
Best to ask a reseller.
  07 July 2013
Didn't Autodesk drop academic licensing for students entirely to make it free?

Look into that, I don't know if having been part of the academic program will warrant any discounts in the future, given it's free that might not be the case anymore (it used to help shave a few hundred bucks off), but at least you won't have to pay for a legally obtained license for your studies in the meantime
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  07 July 2013
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