Best Student Tuition Discounts of 2018

The best time before school is not the part of the time when you suddenly have your homework and a huge social calendar to deal with; these are student discounts. Getting free or discounted hardware and software, which usually cost a lot of money, is great, and something you should definitely use (using your college email address) as much as possible.

Hardware and software

We’ve covered a few of the most popular discounts you might have gotten before, including Apple’s famous ” student ” discount, which you can take advantage of even long after you flip your cap to prom.

Microsoft also has a variety of offerings, including a free version of the Office 365 suite, as well as avariety of developer software . If you need hardware with a little more flair, companies such as Razer , Dell , Lenovo , Samsung, and HP provide educational discounts. The same can be said for accessory makers like Logitech and Steelseries .

You can save a fortune on Adobe’s Creative Cloud , buy new Sony headphones, or buy tons of other programs and apps . Explore AutoCAD, Maya or 3ds Max at a low cost . Make beautiful online presentations . Improve password security . Learn to program (and get free Github to host your projects). Get a free web domain .

Technical retailers

If there is any hardware or software you want to purchase and you’re not sure if the company is offering any educational discounts, you can always try to see what offers you get on retailer sites. Amazon , Newegg, and Best Buy have student discount programs worth signing up for.

News, project management and music

Want news? Raise education prices in The New York Times (or The Wall Street Journal or Washington Post , if you like). Plan projects with friends at Basecamp for free. Enjoy Spotify and Hulu for a low price (or Apple Music if you like).

Wireless carriers

This is important: make sure you get any savings you can get from your wireless carrier. Sprint , Verizon , AT&T, and T-Mobile can give you a percentage of your monthly bill by providing your student’s email address.

Tip: never stop looking for discounts

Chances are also good that your school has some sort of online list of different hardware and software that you can get discounted (or free) through various partnerships with your institution. This is probably how you, for example, will have access to Google discounts on services and equipment , and you may even find better discounts than those offered by all of the aforementioned companies through their student portals. You may even be able to get a discount on refurbished equipment the university bought for itself that it no longer needs. Dig a little bit; it’s worth it.

Also, get in the habit of typing the phrase “student discount” whenever you are looking for something you might want to purchase. Chances are good that the company you are buying from, or the manufacturer of the item you want, has some kind of student discount – you just need to find it. And make this phrase a regular part of your everyday vocabulary. You can save some money at your campus pizzeria, get a free drink from your favorite burrito place, save a dollar on movie tickets, or get a few percent off your return to school shopping for clothes. It never hurts to ask.

And if you shop a lot in front of school, you may need a (free) budget tracking app .


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