When you go through the Educational License terms of McNeel products (e.g. Rhinoceros 3D) you might be surprised. This company has a complete unique take on licensing pricing and terms. Summarized: you pay an educational price (yes, it is not as cheap as free AutoCAD or ArchiCAD); e.g. about €200 for Rhino compared to €1000 for the commercial version there are no limitations; you are allowed to use it for commercial work; when you graduate, it automatically becomes a commercial version that you are allowed to keep using; when the time comes to upgrade, you pay the suitable upgrade price (educational when you still qualify, otherwise commercial). Does anybody knows about a firm that presents similar flexibility? Good investment for a student for later.