I have my student proof all ready to go.
Thanks in advance.
The "perpetual license" version (disk version) of DWCS6 is still available, you don't HAVE to go with the Creative Cloud for that one.
Keep in mind though, they won't be adding many, if any, new features to it.
As long as it isn't a cracked/pirated version, you'll be fine.
Why not just download it (if it's available). If you are going to use the "student" version, to activate it I think you have to have an email address with the .edu otherwise, you will not get the discount. I could be wrong on this.