I decided to see if my non-credit photography class that I'm taking at the community college (tonight's the last class) would qualify me for the student rate for Photoshop. I just got an e-mail that it DOES! I expect a package on my doorstep this Friday containing Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3! I'm beyond excited!
Thank you, Janet, for the tip that Adobe has student rates. Because of you, I'm getting both of those software packages for a total of $300!