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Sapphire  Continuum11  Mocha1  SI  Optics

 

Educational License

Boris FX Suite

If you would like to request a free one year Boris FX Suite educational license for Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, Optics and Silhouette, please enter your information in the adjacent form. Once you have submitted this form, it will be sent to our customer service team for approval. We approve licenses on Mondays by end of the business day ET in the US. If you have any questions on your license status, please email students@borisfx.com with questions.

Note: All student IDs and class schedules must be for the current school year, under 10 Mb in size and uploaded in PDF, JPEG, PNG, or TIFF Format.

FAQs

What is the Boris FX Suite educational license?

At Boris FX, we strongly believe supporting students is critical to the success of post-production. That's why we are pleased to offer free educational licenses for all currently enrolled and qualified students. 

If you a full-time student at an accredited university or college, and can provide the necessary documentation for us to qualify you as such, we will be happy to provide you with a 12-month license to the Boris FX Suite. The Boris FX Suite includes Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, Silhouette, and Optics, and operates on any approved host application in Windows, macOS, and linux. 

To apply for a Boris FX Suite educational license, please fill out the questionnaire here.

To learn about the requirements and the necessary documentation needed for approval, please refer to this article.

To learn more about the Boris FX Suite, click here.

The Boris FX Suite educational license is for self-learning only, and the license does not permit use for commercial work. For commercial work, please purchase a commercial license here. 

How do I apply for a Boris FX Suite educational license?

The Boris FX Suite educational license is for self-learning only, and the license does not permit use for commercial work. For commercial work, please purchase a commercial license here. 

In order to qualify for a Boris FX Suite educational license, you must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited university or college, and provide us with the necessary information and documentation to allow us to confirm and approve. We apologize but at this time we cannot offer Boris FX Suite educational licenses to students enrolled at for-profit professional trade schools or for-profit online programs. 

To apply for a Boris FX Suite educational license, please visit this link, fill out the questionnaire and provide all necessary documentation. 

What we need to qualify you as a student:

For students enrolled in an accredited university or college, you must email us from an academic email address that matches your first and last name and submit one of the following requirements:

  • A valid student ID that shows the current year, features a clear and accurate photo, and matches the name on your email address.
  • A class schedule for the current academic year that clearly shows the matching name from your education email address.

Here's an example of a qualified educational email:

Here's an example of a qualified student ID:

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Here's an example of a qualified class schedule:

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High School Students:

For students above the age of 13 and enrolled in an accredited middle or high school, please have your parents email us at students@borisfx.com and we will set up a quick zoom call to verify your eligibility. 

Professional Students:

For students or professionals currently enrolled at for-profit professional or trade school or a similar for-profit online site, we apologize that we are unable to offer you an educational license. 

How do I renew my Boris FX Suite educational license?

The 12-month Boris FX Suite educational license does not renew automatically. To renew your Boris FX Suite Educational license, you will need to follow the same procedure as before and re-upload all necessary documentation for approval.

To renew your Boris FX Suite Educational License, please fill out this form.

The Boris FX Suite educational license is for self-learning only, and the license does not permit use for commercial work. For commercial work, please purchase a commercial license here. 

I have applied for an educational license- when will it arrive?

Educational license fulfillments happen weekly on Mondays, usually by end of business day ET but possibly later. If you have any questions on your license status, please email students@borisfx.com with questions.

I don't have the correct email and/or documentation needed to qualify me as a student. What do I do?

We are sorry but we need students to prove their educational status in order to approve a Boris FX Suite education license. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to students@borisfx.com.

I applied for a Boris FX Suite educational license, but I was rejected. What happens now?

If your application for a Boris FX Suite education license was rejected, feel free to gather the necessary documentation and re-apply. We will review again the following week and let you know. 

I'm under deadline for school and I need a license ASAP. Help!

Sorry, we do not have the internal resources to accommodate instantaneous requests. If you need a license immediately, your best bet is to buy a single month subscription to our products, and then cancel when your education license is approved.

Does Boris FX offer any discounts for colleges and teachers?

To be eligible for Boris FX products at Higher Education Academic Pricing, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current college/university student or faculty member at an accredited college/university and enrolled or teaching in a film, broadcast, VFX, or multimedia program
  • Be able to provide proof of academic status
  • Communicate with Boris FX with an official email address issued to you by your accredited institution of higher education

 

Academic Discount Pricing

Note: Academic licenses are to be used exclusively for teaching or learning the product. They cannot be used for commercial, business, or revenue-generating projects of any type.

  • Continuum, Mocha, Optics Sapphire, and Silhouette: Students - Free with valid ID; $195 12-month subscription per product for schools/faculty. Please contact us for details on permanent license pricing or an academic site license.

By submitting this form, you consent to us processing your student ID in order to verify your eligibility. For details about how we safeguard this information, please see our privacy policy.