I owned Adobe Creative Cloud for 1 month and purchased the student version for $16.95. They charged me the initial cost and I used the programs I needed. Now, I'm being told that I need to pay $31.98 just to cancel my plan. According to the subscription terms; "Should you cancel after 14 days, you’ll be charged a lump sum amount of 50% of your remaining contract obligation and your service will continue until the end of that month’s billing period." If this is accurate, I should only be paying $8.46 for the cancelation fee. Also, I was not notified in any way of any kind of cancelation fee. I can chalk this up to my lack of patience in reading user agreements, but its still something that should be clearly communicated to the customer as an ethical business practice.
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Your student plan would be for a year, paid monthly. That is your contact obligation. I can't figure out how your cancellation fee was so very low.
Up until a couple of weeks ago, Adobe expected you to click the link on the Payment page to read the subscription terms, where it is clearly spelled out that a cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel the subscription before the last month of the subscription. Those terms are always linked to on the page where you enter you payment information.
Now that information is available on the Payment page itself.
Maybe I'm missing something. An annual Creative Cloud All Apps plan = 12 months. Student rate USD $20/month x 12 months = $240
Cancelling before the 12th month and after 14 day grace period incurs a 50% early cancellation fee. In your case, that would be approx USD $110.
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Subscription & Cancellation Terms:
The cancellation fee is not "189% of what you paid for the current month" like you stated, but it's "50% of what you would have paid in the remaining months of your current one-year subscription term." If that cancellation fee is really $31.98, then you must have used the subscription for nine months (based on the current pricing of $19.95/month, not $16.95/month like you stated), not one month. The sales tax is included within the cancellation fee.
If you used the program for only one month, then you must have had the subscription active for more than eight months without using the program at all for most of that time. And Adobe charges subscribers the regular charge just to even have a subscription active, even if none of the programs are used at all during that time.