As a student with a college ID you qualify for a considerable discount when buying music software.
I strongly suggest you obtain your own copy of Pro Tools. Even if you prefer a different DAW it is advisable to at least
have a copy as it is regarded as an industry standard. Pro Tools comes in more than one configuration each with various
price breaks for students.
I have made arrangements with Andy Miller
at Sweetwater. He knows what I recommend for students and he can assist you in purchasing a full version of Pro Tools that
includes the proper iLok and that can be installed on either a Mac or a PC at a student discount. He knows what questions to
ask in case you might be better off with other options. Click on his name and you find an easy way to contact him.