okay, then you should consider to call the campaing "Octane free for american students"... ore something like that.
I was so happy hearing about the offer - but now I think I'll have to stick with blender-cycles for the upcoming projects.
Isn't this just a thing about databases? I remember that it was no problem downloading Maya with my student-address (thats not .edu ore something else).
I'm studying at one of the most well known universities of Germany, maybe of Europe. And there is also a good chance, that Americans have heard about "Bauhaus University".
I'm sorry, I don't want to be annoying, its just frustrating.