Academic Charitable Program

The Symantec Academic Program is for qualified academic institutions and charities that need to purchase license quantities without signed contracts or financial commitments.
The Academic Program simplifies buying license quantities for use in the country of purchase. Academic buyers are freed from formal contracts and commitments, and are eligible to receive discounts for purchases that grow with the size of each order. Managing your discount eligibility can help you meet the budget challenges of education and charity work.


  • Available for all software products
  • Low minimum requirements
  • Incentives for total volume of each order
  • No signed contract required
  • No financial commitment


An Academic Institution must be organized and operated for educational purposes, such as a public or private school, college or university, and be accredited by an appropriate government board of education or accrediting organization.
Other Qualified Institutions can include healthcare entities with a major teaching component or libraries owned and operated by a qualified Academic Institution. Qualified Charitable organizations are also eligible under the Academic Licensing Program. Contact your Symantec sales representative or reseller for country-specific information about eligibility.

Academic Program Bands

Each band represents a discount range* applied to the total amount of each purchase.

Academic Bands – North America & Latin America

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
A 5-249
H 250+

Academic Bands – Japan

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
D 5-249
H 250+

Academic Bands – Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
A 5
* Levels are calculated by product, SKU quantity, total purchase amount, region and currency rates. Discounts are provided to the entity placing the order with Symantec. For channel orders, Symantec provides the appropriate band level pricing to the channel partner, and the customer then arranges pricing the order with its reseller.

Academic Program Features

Feature Academic Program
Minimum purchase requirements 1 server per transaction or 5 desktop licenses
Agreement Type Certificate
Discounts Per transaction
License deployment rights Country of purchase
De-centralized purchasing (subsidiaries/affiliates) No
Available support and maintenance services Yes
Consolidation of support and maintenance services No
Symantec Agreement Number (SAN) Yes
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