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Thank you for your interest in purchasing academic products from costcentral.com. Please read the information below to ensure a smooth ordering process.

How do I order academic products?

1. Verify you qualify to purchase academic products.

2. Call us toll free or place your order online.

3. Fax or e-mail us your current academic credentials.

  • Via Fax: Fax a legible copy to us at 814-456-5622
  • Via e-mail: Email a .jpg scan to us at acad@costcentral.com

Who is eligible for academic products?

Accredited Educational Institutions

Administrative Offices & Boards of Education

Teachers, Faculty and Staff


Public Libraries

Public Museums

Product MUST be shipped to the individual who is qualified. Please note that we cannot ship Academic products to a business address.

*Manufacturer restrictions may vary.

What do I need for credentials?

Accredited Educational Institutions, Libraries And Museums

  • Completed Signed Purchase Order Including Part Numbers

Teachers, Faculty and Staff

  • Photo School ID. If no Photo on ID, then a Current Drivers License with Photo too. (or)
  • Photo ID and Dated Pay Stub (or)
  • Letter from Human Resources verifying employment


  • Photo School ID (or)
  • Letter from School verifying enrollment (or electronic confirmation)
  • Report Card

Contact Information

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Top 4 FAQ's

1. What is the difference between academic products and the Commercial version?

Only the price. The products are identical.

2. How many copies can I buy?

Students and faculty are limited to 1 of each item. Accredited educational institutions have no quantity limits.

3. I am a reseller selling to a school, can I purchase academic products?

No, we can only sell to the end user.

4. How long does it take to process my academic order?

Please allow 1-2 business days to validate your credentials after we receive them.

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