To see if you can purchase software for your school at education discounts, check the following list of eligible types of institutions.

Accredited schools can purchase products only through SeaChange directly except in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Please visit CloudScientific for Academic Licensing in this region.


Qualified Institutions

  • Accredited public or private primary or secondary schools providing full-time instruction for grades K–12, or school districts for such schools*
  • Accredited public or private universities or colleges (including community, junior, or vocational colleges) that grant degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
  • School administrative offices or boards of education
  • Home schools approved by SeaChange
  • Government schools in U.S. or Canadian territories
  • Named educational entities approved in writing by SeaChange
  • Hospitals in the U.S. that are wholly owned and operated by an educational institution. That is, the institution is the sole owner of the hospital and the only entity exercising control over day-to-day operations
  • Higher-education research laboratories that are public institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education, teach students, and can provide a copy of bylaws that state the relationship with the controlling university
  • Other qualified examples as listed from time to time on the SeaChange website

Unqualified Institutions

  • Non-accredited schools and religious organizations
  • Museums
  • Churches
  • Libraries
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Military schools that do not grant academic degrees
  • Training centers or schools granting certificates for courses such as computer software training, including, without limitation: Ziff Davis University, Learning Tree University, New Horizon Computer Learning Center, Teacher Training Centers
  • Research laboratories not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education. For example, institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense or Energy or the National Research Council Canada. In addition, laboratories in the U.S. defined as Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) are not eligible. Examples include: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Other unqualified examples as listed by SeaChange from time to time on its website

* Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.