Academic Pricing Policy

RStudio offers free, open source products for R that meet the needs of most educators, staff and students. We also offer a free plan for RStudio Cloud with 25 project hours per month that often meets the needs of students and a free account for up to 5 shiny applications and 25 active hours per month.

For instructors and students who need more project hours or compute resources RStudio Cloud offers discounted individual self-service paid plans and customized organization plans for qualified academic institutions who want to enable many people to teach, learn, or do research.

In cases where qualified academic institutions prefer to install RStudio commercial products on their own servers (RStudio Workbench, RStudio Connect, RStudio Package Manager, or RStudio Team bundles), RStudio offers academic pricing. To qualify you must meet the Qualified Institution definition below and provide a school-issued email address during purchase. A school email address includes: .edu, .k12, and other email domains sponsored by your educational institution. For teaching purposes, a syllabus must also be submitted. If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility may be requested after purchase. Click here to Contact Sales.

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
  • Hospitals and academic medical centers that perform research and are organizationally and administratively integrated with at least one medical school
  • Higher-education research laboratories that are public institutions, teach students, and can provide evidence of relationships with universities


Teaching Research
License Annual Subscription Annual Subscription
Eligibility Instructors Instructors, researchers or staff
Eligibility Requirements Qualified academic institution email address* Qualified academic institution email address
Price Free 50% of the commercial list price for RStudio Workbench, RStudio Connect and RStudio Package Manager, or RStudio Team bundles**

* RStudio may request additional evidence of eligibility, including a syllabus or course description that mentions RStudio

** subscriptions are not eligible for academic discounts

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