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The desktop applications are the same with the both a suite or the Creative Cloud, they just activate differently - either a serial number for a suite, or your Adobe ID for the Creative Cloud.
The Adobe Education Buying Guide is here http://www.adobe.com/education/buying-guide.html. The current price for students is actually cheaper than the one listed there. Go to the Creative Cloud Plans pagehttps://creative.adobe.com/plans and then click on the tab Plans for Students & Teachers.
All of the applications and services included in the Creative Cloud are shown here https://creative.adobe.com/apps. You can cross-reference that with the buying guide.
The CC also provides you access to certain services & give you storage space per seat.
Hope this helps you.