too bad you don't go to a WI tech school...
hey man, it's too bad you don't go to a Wisconsin Technical College for programming, cause then you could get the Pro version of MS V studio for only 25 bucks (that's what i did-- mwahahahaha-- down with Microsoft's costs-- open source open source!!!)
Anyway, i don't know if any other states have arrangements like that but you could check it out. Other wise the standard version would probably do, but the pro version allows you to sell your programs legally (notice i said legally-- haha)
anyway - later