I am currently a Graphic Design student at Wilmington University. (which is expensive enough!) But I am looking to get a Cloud subscription, however, I only need After Effects, Muse and Edge...I have photoshop Elements on a hard copy that came with my tablet, so I am not in the market for any other programs--such as illustrator, InDesign, Flash, etc. Is there a way I can work out just paying for say 3 programs instead of the $20 a month for programs I will never use?
Looking at the current options readily accessible on Adobe.com, for students and teachers it appears that the only options are to get the entire suite for $20/month or the photographers bundle (LR + PS) for $100/year thru Aug 29, so not sure what the price would be, now, so no there is not a way to get 3 apps for cheaper than the entire suite, since there is no single-app price.
If it’s any consolation, for non-educational individuals, the single app price is $20/month and the full-suite price is $50/month, so for three applications like you want to use, it’d be cheaper to go with the full-suite than buy three individual app subscriptions.
The bottom line is that as a student or teacher you’re able to access the full suite of apps for the price of a single app once you’re out of school, and that is as low as Adobe will go.