To be eligible to receive a free CyberStart game license through CyberStart America, a student has to meet both of the following requirements:

  • Be at least 13 years old.
  • Be enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at a U.S. public, private, or DoDEA secondary school (or the homeschool equivalent*).

At this time, the free CyberStart America program is only for students who meet these criteria, and cannot be opened up to 8th grade or other middle school students, or to students in other countries (unless they attend a DoDEA school), regardless of ability. There may be other free programs available to different targeted groups in the future.

Anyone not eligible for free access to CyberStart through CyberStart America is welcome to sign up for free access to the CyberStart Intern base (12 unlocked challenges of varying difficulty levels) at, and can choose to purchase a commercial license to upgrade their account if they wish to!