Real Software today posted an article on the blog about the new pricing for Xojo: Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap).
One of the new pricing scheme, there is one thing missing: Academic licenses.
They will go away as people learning Xojo can simply use the free IDE. While that's right and some people really enjoy the upgrade (e.g. personal to Desktop), I think some people will be disappointed.
So if you have an academic license and you want to be able to build with Xojo, you may simply go and get a 2 year update now. This way you can use the academic upgrade to extend your licenses for one or two years. Remember, if you have a personal academic license now, you can upgrade for now for about $49 per year, but after June 4 you have to upgrade a desktop license for $150 per year. Similar for Pro licenses.