One of the obstacles to taking up Axure has been always been its price.
Though an industry standard software widely used in the UX field, some users struggled to cough up the cash after their Axure trial ran out.
This was a challenge for me when I started out in Axure. Eager to learn and master the software, I installed Axure on several machines trying my best to extend my trial period. When the software became indispensable to my job, I eventually bought the Axure Standard RP license. I was only able to do so because the agency I was working for desperately required the deliverables produced by Axure.
If you are freelancing or still a student there is no way you would be able to afford the price tag of Axure RP.
Or can you?
How to get Axure RP license for free
This was something I discovered after using Axure for a couple of months. Users can request free licenses from Axure if you are a student or a teacher. There are more than 30,000 licenses that have been provided to students, teachers, and classrooms around the world by Axure.
FREE FOR STUDENTS
If you are a student enrolled in an accredited high school, university, or community college, you are qualified to receive a free educational license of Axure RP Team.
FREE FOR TEACHING AND CLASSROOM/LAB
If you are a teacher or professor and want to use Axure RP Team in your class, we can provide you a free educational license to teach with and to install in your classroom/computer labs.
Eligibility: Do I qualify for a license
You are eligible if you are a student at one of the following:
- Accredited full-time public or private primary/secondary schools
- Accredited public or private universities or colleges
- Specific educational organizations approved by Axure
You are not eligible if you are attending one of these:
- Non-accredited schools
- Freelancers or agencies offering UX or similar training
- Meetup Group organizers/presenters/attendees
- Professional Associations organizers/presenters/attendees
- Training centers or organizations offering certificates upon course completion
How long does the Axure license last
Educational licenses are perpetual and do not expire or need to be renewed.
So if you are a student or a teacher looking to use Axure RP, you can request for a free educational license. Super cool.
Go to this link to get one.