Great question! Adobe and the Foundation of Community Colleges of California have a current promotion for certain colleges in the State of California. Faculty members of eligible colleges are entitled to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud for only $19.99 for a one-year subscription. Students of eligible colleges can purchase Creative Cloud for $169.99 per year or they can pay $29.95 per month. Obviously, if they can afford it, the one year subscription is a better alternative. (FYI: Students can pay via PayPal, and if they qualify, they can take up to 6-months to pay this off (Bill-Me-Later)).
The commercial price of Adobe Creative Cloud is $49.99 per month, so compared to the commercial price this is an exceptional deal.