As the cost of tuitions across the nation continue to rise, companies are offering student customers a break in pricing for some popular services we often use. The following are three of those services, their corresponding pricing to students, and additional information you may find useful;
- Apple Music – Student Subscription
- Apple offers the first three months of its popular streaming music service for free followed by a break in pricing for students working towards a bachelor degree, post-graduate degree, or equivalent Higher Education course at a University, College (US only) or Post-Secondary School (Canada only).
- After the three-month trial, users in the United States and Canada will be changed $4.99 a month.
- Students can join Apple Music for a discounted membership price for up to 48 months (4 years). The time does not need to be continuous.
- You will need to validate your enrollment in a qualifying degree program through UNiDAYS, a student validation service, to sign up for student pricing.
- Amazon Prime Student
- If you have a .edu e-mail address, you can use it to sign up for a Prime Student
- As a Prime Student member, you receive a 6-month trial that includes FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible purchases.
- Amazon Prime Student will cost you $6.49 per month.
- According to Amazon, “After your 6-month trial ends, your Prime Student membership makes you eligible to receive a discount on Amazon Prime, including all Prime benefits, for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.”
- Current Amazon Prime members that sign-up for Prime Student will receive a refund for the remaining months left on their current Amazon Prime subscription and no longer have access to certain Amazon Prime benefits during the 6-month trial such as Prime Music, and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library unless you sign up for a paid plan.
- Microsoft Office 365 University
- Microsoft offers a steeply discounted version of its popular productivity suite as compared to other Office 365 Plans.
- For $79.99, eligible students, faculty or staff at Universities and colleges can purchase a 4-year subscription of Office 365 for use on 2 PCs, Macs or tablets including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 2 phones.
- PC users get fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, plus Publisher and Access, while Mac users get fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.
- Microsoft throws in 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, an excellent service you can access from any device and online.
- Support via chat or phone included at no additional cost.
- Service is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.10.
If you use any of these services and are a student, make sure you are taking advantage of this pricing! I hope to post additional discounted services next week. Please share any services you use that are discounted in the comments section. They may be featured in a future blog post!