Unreal Engine Free for Education
This afternoon, Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 is free to use for colleges and universities. The engine can be installed and used on all school owned computers, and personal copies can be provided free of charge to all students enrolled in accredited video game development, computer science, art, architecture, simulation, and visualization programs.
We've made Unreal Engine 4 free for education! Tell your friends. https://t.co/g246N6AvYq
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) September 4, 2014
In addition, schools and their students will receive regular updates as if subscribed, but without having to pay the $19 monthly fee. Launch of commercial products is still subject to the 5% royalty.
For additional information, see the Education page on the Unreal website.