Looks like the upgrade price for CS5 is $200 but not sure I can still do that with
the flavor I have. Appears the full student/ teacher version of CS6 is about $300
though I don't really require all the features of extneded for work or home, but couldn't find the link anyway.
A bit afraid of ongoing cost of CC.
Thanks for any guidance.
Yes. Adobe treats upgrades to education versions the same as non-education. But I would do it soon, when Photoshop 14 (CC) is officially out, Adobe may cut off the CS5 to CS6 upgrade path.
That was just a guess on my part. But if it were me, I'd do it soon.