Yesterday, Linden Lab published this:
"We’re pleased to announce an update to Second Life pricing for educational and nonprofit institutions. Effective immediately, any accredited educational institution or any organization with a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit tax status (or equivalent) is eligible for a 50% discount on private region set-up costs and a 50% discount on private region maintenance costs."
This is one of the best news I hear in Second Life for a long time. The discount previously has been given to edu sims and has been taken away about 2 years ago. As a result several interesting regions has been lost. I think we can expect an enrichment of the cultural life in SL.
Find the whole post here: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Updated-Pricing-for-Educational-and-Nonprofit-Institutions/ba-p/2098039?