|Number of Students||Maximum Annual Subscription||Amount of FME Desktop & FME Server|
|1 to 14,999||$ 7,500 USD||Unlimited|
|15,000 to 24,999||$ 10,000 USD||Unlimited|
|25,000 to 49,999||$ 15,000 USD||Unlimited|
|50,000 to 99,999||$ 25,000 USD||Unlimited|
|100,000 +||Contact Us||Contact Us|
What is an Education Subscription?
This subscription option allows your university, college, or school district to use unlimited amounts of FME Desktop and FME Server, within student operations and facilities management, for a single annual price. The amount paid is based solely on the size of your student population. Now all your departments can use FME at no extra cost, saving you money and speeding up projects as compared to one-off license purchases.
Note: Schools wanting to use FME as part of their educational curriculum are eligible to apply for free licenses for teaching and instruction Your students, unfunded researchers, and recent graduates are also eligible to apply for their own free licenses.
Benefits of Subscription Pricing for Educational Institutions
Use More FME at a Lower Price
Since budgets are often fixed, this lets your team use as much FME as you need with zero limits on FME Desktop and FME Server licenses.
“Free” FME for All Other Departments
For one annual price, your entire organization can use FME, allowing other departments to use FME at no additional cost.
Leverage OpEx Funds
Instead of a CapEx item, population-based subscription pricing is an operating expense.
Take the guess out of budgeting. Simply pay the amount matching the size of your student population.
Eliminate Time Lag on Projects
Since you have unlimited FME, your projects will never get delayed waiting on licenses.
Reduced Procurement Costs
Save your finance team time by opting for a single purchase instead of multiple one-offs.
What if our student population changes?
At the next renewal date, you will renew at the then-applicable tier.
What is my annual rate based on?
Your annual rate is based on the combined total of full-time and part-time students that attend your academic institution.
What types of educational institutions qualify?
All educational institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, and K-12 schools are eligible to purchase an Education Subscription.
I recently paid my Annual Maintenance. Can I get a credit towards the Education Subscription?
Yes. We provide a prorated credit for the number of months remaining in your AMC total. This will go towards your Education Subscription for the first year.
I have existing FME licenses, what happens to them?
All of your existing licenses will be rolled into this program and while your contract is in place you will not have to pay annual maintenance of those existing assets.
What about extra-cost plugins and FME Cloud?
Extra-cost plugins and FME Cloud are not included within this program and must be separately purchased and licensed.
What’s the difference between FME licenses purchased individually and those purchased under this program?
FME licenses that are purchased individually have a perpetual term. This grants continuous use of your FME licenses, but in order to receive upgrades and support, you will have to purchase annual maintenance. FME licenses purchased under this program will timeout at the end of the current term unless you renew. You will have full access to support and upgrades at no additional cost during the term.
What's the difference between the Education Subscription and the free FME license options?
Please tell us what you're interested in, and a Safer or one of our partners will contact you to provide more information.