08-21-2011, 02:07 AM
That's exactly right, the student version does expire after a year. The only thing that expires from the hobbyist and professional versions of the software is the ability to receive free updates and access customer service which you can extend after the 12 month period. I'm guessing there logic is you won't be a student forever so why should you have continued access to the student version but that's just my assumption. You can always upgrade from the student version to any of the other versions before the 12 months are up and I believe you receive a discount on whatever version you're upgrading to.