There are at least three benefits of having an academic license for your university (or other organization):
1) it removes the limit of 250 searches per day for a class or department at your university
2) students and faculty will have more searches each day -- 400 for faculty, 200 for students (compared to the normal 200 and 50)
3) users will not see the messages that would otherwise appear every 10-15 searches (to suggest upgrades to a premium account)

There are three levels of access (click to select).

30 people $200

More information:
-- Multi-year licenses (the prices to the left are for one year)
-- One month license
-- Number of queries per person

80 people $400
Unlimited $600

Note that the cost for an academic license for the BYU corpora is much less than for many other corpora. By way of comparison, the annual rates for an academic license from Sketch Engine (which are probably the second most widely-used corpora online, after the BYU corpora) are about four to five times as much:
Sketch Engine price 30 users 80 users 199 users
Academic (Euros) 1,260 2,240 3,761
Academic (USD) $1,500 $2,620 $4,480 price $200 $400 $600
30 users 80 users Unlimited

It is very simple for a university (or other organization) to obtain an academic license.

  1. Make the payment for your university by clicking on the link for one of the amounts shown above. You can also pay via wire transfer if the total cost is $600 or more. Note on forms: purchase orders, vendor agreements, W-9, invoices, etc.

  2. As soon as the payment is made, you will receive an email with a link to a web page where you will enter the IP address ranges for your university (e.g. 123.45.*.*) and/or the password that your students will use. That's all you need to do -- it takes just a minute or two. (Test your IP address)

  3. Students and faculty can log on from on campus (or from home, via your proxy server). Or they can enter the name of your university and the password that you've chosen (a one time process). After doing this, 1) they will have expanded access 2) users will not see the messages every 10-15 queries and 3) users will not be blocked if they jointly do 250 queries per day.

See Terms of Use
See the Frequently Asked Questions regarding administration of the academic license.