College Student Discounts

Katelyn Pauley, Staff Reporter

While being a college student, all of the expenses can add up quickly. However, many companies and websites offer college student discounts. These college student discounts can apply to companies and websites that offer entertainment, technology and even clothing. 

Digital Subscriptions

Amazon Prime: College students are eligible for a six month free trial of Amazon Prime. After the free trial, students can purchase an Amazon Prime Student membership for $6.49 a month, half the price of a normal Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Prime Student members also have access to student exclusive offers. These include Showtime for 99 cents a month, Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents a month, a Kindle Unlimited free two month trial and special discounts on textbook and etextbook rentals. 

Apple Music: Students are able to get an Apple Music subscription for $4.99 a month, half the normal individual subscription price. This discounted monthly rate can last up to 48 months. With an Apple Music subscription, college students can also activate a free one year subscription to Apple TV+. 

Spotify Premium: According to the Spotify website, college students are eligible for “3 services. 1 bill. Endless entertainment.” With a Spotify Premium Student Account, users will be able to access Spotify Premium, Hulu and SHOWTIME for $4.99 a month. This is a $21.98 a month discount. 

SiriusXM: The SiriusXM website states that SiriusXM has “the best variety of music, sports, and entertainment—including exclusive SiriusXM video of your favorite stars, and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora—all playable on your phone and other devices.” College students are able to purchase a membership for $1 for three months and then $4 a month. The regular membership for SiriusXM is $10.99 a month. 

Technology Discounts

Apple: The Apple website has education pricing for “current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.” Currently, education pricing applies to Macs and iPads. For instance, the 11-inch display iPad Pro is priced at $749 instead of the usual $799. 

HP: University students and teachers can unlock HP deals by registering through the HP Education Store. According to the HP website, “As a member, you will gain access to exclusive discounts and offers on our highly awarded HP products, supplies and services.”

Best Buy: This website allows college students to sign up for exclusive student offers. The exclusive offers include discounts on back-to-school supplies and technology for college students. 

Dell: College students are able to buy technology for a discounted price on the Dell website. According to their website, “Get ready to overachieve. Be prepared for school and save up to $200 off.” Right now, Dell is offering a $100 off coupon for college students for the new Inspiron 16 Plus Laptop.

College Student Apps

UNiDAYS: This app is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app’s description on the Apple App Store states “Download the UNiDAYS App for free and get instant access to big student discounts on 800+ top brands, both in-store and online.” After joining with a college email address, the user will have access to all of the offers and coupon codes. Some of the offers include a 20% off promotion code for H&M, a 15% off promotion code for Forever 21 and a 15% discount for 12 months of Disney+. After the discount codes are used, a new, unique code will be generated for the next purchase. 

Student Beans: This app is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. According to the app’s description on the Apple App Store, the Student Beans app offers “hundreds of exclusive student discounts.” Student Beans has exclusive discounts that “you can’t find anywhere else and more offers than any other app.” After joining, the user will be able to unlock discounts in categories such as fashion; health and body; travel; home and utilities; and study and stationary. Some of the discounts include a 20% off discount on select cookware sets at The Home Depot, a 10% off coupon code for and a 25% off coupon code for the Crocs website.