Software Licensing

Historically, Purdue Fort Wayne has negotiated licensing independently, as well as through Indiana University and Purdue West Lafayette. Due to the realignment, Purdue Fort Wayne will no longer be eligible for licensing through Indiana University beginning July 1, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 4/26/2018)

2018-2019 Academic Year Software 

2018 - 2019 Software Listing
Indicates software that is available, but may be at a cost for the end user.  Blank cells indicate we are currently working out the details and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

Adobe FAQ's

Who is eligible for an Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat DC license?

The ETLA license extends to University use for Purdue faculty and staff (student employees are not covered). A VIP device license can be purchased for University-owned and leased machines to extend coverage to faculty, staff, students, and student employees.

Are students eligible for discounts on Adobe products?

Yes. Students can purchase discounted copies of Adobe on the Adobe website.

If I am eligible for a Creative Cloud license, where can it be installed?

Faculty and staff may install on two computers; one University-owned and one personally owned after being added to the Adobe Enterprise Dashboard. Students may install on a personally owned machine after purchasing through OnTheHub.

Do I need to uninstall old versions of Photoshop, InDesign, or the Creative Suites to install these products?

No; different versions of the products can co-exist, but there is likely to be no need for older versions to remain on machines.

Is there a cost for the license? How is it funded?

ETLA licenses are funded by departmental IT and recharged to faculty and staff based on usage. Please follow-up with your departmental IT for a quote. 

Where can I get the Creative Cloud software?

Faculty and staff should follow-up with departmental IT about having the products installed on their University-owned, supported and non-supported computers. For personally owned computers, once faculty and staff have been added to the Adobe Enterprise Dashboard, products can be downloaded from

What is not included? How do I get other Adobe products?

Purdue's ETLA includes Acrobat and Creative Cloud. A full list of Creative Cloud products is listed on the Adobe website. No products outside of the Creative Cloud suite (such as Captivate, EchoSign, DPS, or the Elements products) are included in this agreement.

Please note: Should the software you are searching for not be listed above, please contact the IT Service Center to further inquire its availability.

Phone: 260-481-6030 / Kettler 206 /