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Here's what you need to know

Buying a License

All student licenses are distributed through our official SketchUp Pro partner channel.

Cost of a License

A Student License costs MSRP US $49.


You must be a current student at an accredited educational institution to purchase.


Student Licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase.


Student Licenses can be upgraded to the newest version for free (original license expiration date applies).


The same student license can be installed on both your desktop and laptop computers.


Student Licenses cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

Need SketchUp Pro in your school?

Check out our Networked Lab, Institutional Laptop, or Educator License offerings. Learn More

Get good fast

Want to design better and faster, get more sleep, and ace that semester-end project? With a plethora of resources available in our Learn Center, you’ll be up and running right away. Video tutorials. Self-paced tutorials. Help Center. SketchUp Forums. It’s all yours, 24/7.

Customize your SketchUp

Extensions are add-on tools built to solve the kind of modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. There are over 400 hundred for you to explore in our Extension Warehouse. Here are some of our favorites...


Provides designers with faster rendering, better lighting tools, and the ability to create and visualize complex scenes.


Biased, unbiased and interactive render modes (including GPU support) at your fingertips, inside SketchUp.


Object-based rendering to instantly illuminate your models.

Vertex Tools

Grab hold of any edge intersection in your model and literally bend, twist, stretch, or scrunch models into complex forms.

Profile Builder 2

Take parametric modeling to the next level. Build, edit, and quantify intelligent models of real building materials.

Artisan Organic Toolset

Subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools for artists, designers, and landscape architects.


Energy modeling, building performance analyses, daylighting scenarios: all generated on the fly while you model in real-time.


Quickly create geometry and assign space attributes using the built-in functionality of SketchUp.


Best practice geometry for performance analysis, allowing you to quickly assign important required data; such as location, building, room, construction, and HVAC type.

Don't take our word for it...

  • I have said it many times, and it sounds a bit overdramatic, but SketchUp literally changed my life.
    - Andy Walmsley
  • The name of the game is about economics, efficiency, accuracy, and being able to deliver. The extension system in SketchUp is so diverse that there’s really nothing you can’t do.
    - Daniel Tal