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Educational License

This is a no cost workstation version of the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software that is modified for use by educational institutions within the jurisdictions of our Member Departments, and/or Associate Members for teaching purposes in the classroom only.  This option is not available to individuals and it is not to be used for research, graduate work or any other purpose.   (An SI version is available for those institutions located within the jurisdictions of international AASHTO Member Departments.)

The educational version differs from the full version of AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design as follows: 

  1. Limited design types–new asphalt and concrete (JPCP and CRCP), AC/AC overlays, AC/JPCP  Overlays, Unbonded PCC overlays. 
  2. Limited analysis period: 30 years.
  3. Limited climate stations:  8 to 10 stations from around the country representing each climate zone.
  4. No batch mode and sensitivity analysis.
  5. Output reports (PDF and Excel) include the Watermark text “Educational Version.”
  6. No access to intermediate output files.

A licensing agreement executed by the institution assuring compliance with the education and training limitation is necessary to exercise the educational license option. 

The license agreement is between the institution and AASHTO. Therefore, the educational version of the software should be used in a computer lab environment, installed on computers owned by the institution. It is not to be installed on individual personal student machines.

If the software will be installed on multiple machines, the machines should be ghosted

Only one copy of the educational software is licensed to each institution and the maximum number of seats per institution is limited to 25.

To download a copy of the non-member software request form, go to

Educational licenses are not available to international entities.

For technical support, contact the Pavement ME Design Help Desk toll free at 1-877-500-3496 or email


For more information, contact:

Angel Williams
AASHTOWare Business Manager
444 N. Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001