Inside: Find incredible student discounts to help you save money on everything you need for college.
It is a bit of an understatement to say that college is expensive. Not only that, you are likely not living at home and really need to save money when and where you can.
Thankfully, there are a lot of student discounts available. More than I can list, in fact. The trick is to take advantage of these discounts when you can.
I did research and below listed discounts that I could verify online. There are tons more out there, you just have to ask. Often times, local stores may offer discounts but not online. Some locations may offer discounts in select college towns and not elsewhere. So ask!
Note that stores can discontinue discounts or change terms at any time.
Here is a list of student discounts to keep handy. Usually, you just need your student ID or a valid .edu email address.
Many clothing stores offer student discounts. These often cannot be used with any other offer and discounts may vary by location. Take note that some discounts may only be available at a physical retail location.
Banana Republic offers 15% off to students and teachers for all full-priced purchases in-store.
J.Crew also offers 15% off for teachers and college students in their stores.
Charlotte Russe You can sign up to get 10% off online if you are a student.
Top Shop Students can get a 10% discount.
Club Monaco You can sign up to receive 15% off merchandise online and in-store.
Levi’s offers 15% off for college students.
Modcloth gives 15% off to college students.
Tom’s has a 10% discount on full-priced merchandise for students.
Madewell offers 15% off in-store purchases to teachers and college students.
Kate Spade College students can get 15% off online.
ASOS offers 10% off online for college students.
Express 15% off for students.
Goodwill Many Goodwill stores offer discounts of 10-20% for students. The days and stores vary, so be sure to ask.
Trouble seeing the board in those large lecture halls or notice your eyes are a bit strained from all that reading?
Glassesusa.com college students can benefit from 55% off non-premium, non-clearance frames.
Eyebuy Direct 20% student discount on one full-priced item.
1-800 Contacts 10% student discount, though it cannot be combined with other offers.
Usually, the best place to get great software and laptop discounts will be at your college bookstore. Comparison shop to find the best deal.
AT&T Students may be eligible for discounts on wireless services, devices, and more.
JourneyEd students may be eligible for extra savings on items in the tech store.
Best Buy offers a range of student deals both online and in stores via coupon codes when you sign up.
Microsoft eligible students may get discounts on Windows devices as well as free access to Office 365.
Adobe Students can get discounts such as saving over 60% on Creative Cloud.
Norton offers discounted prices to students on anti-virus, security services and more.
Lenovo Teachers and students may receive a discount on their purchases.
Dell Get a Dell $100 Promo eGift* card on all systems over $499 (limited time). Students also get access to exclusive offers.
Samsung Students and educators have access to special discounts on phones, tablets, and more.
Logitech students can register to get 25% off.
Motorola offers a 10% student discount.
Going home or away on a break? Look for special student fares.
Greyhound 10% off for students.
CheapOair offers a special student discount section that is definitely worth checking out when you are looking to book your next flight.
Public transportation If your community has public transit, see if they offer student fares either through their kiosks or your student union.
Need a study break? Relax with some music or movies using these discounted subscription services.
Apple music has a discounted subscription price for college students.
Spotify Premium with Hulu College students can get a discount on this package.
Cinemark Student discounts may be offered at select locations.
Regal Cinemas may offer a discount at select theaters.
AMC Theaters may offer a discount to students.
Related post: How to Find Entertainment on a Student Budget
Stay up-to-date on national and world news with discounted subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.
Washington Post offers a discounted digital subscription to students.
NYTimes has a discounted subscription.
The Economist also offers a discount.
Many restaurants, including fast-food places, may offer a student discount. This is especially true in towns with a local university. The decision as to whether to offer a discount is usually left to the store owner, so I didn’t find any nationwide chain discounts that were mentioned on business websites.
Do ask when you visit. I’ve heard that some locations of
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Dunkin’ Donuts
And more offer discounts or special deals to college students.
Amazon Prime Student Need to buy a gift, buy a textbook, or stock up on your favorite hair cream? You can get Amazon Prime for students at a discounted price. Take advantage of 2-day shipping and low prices along with things like streaming music and movies.
FedEx Office offers a 20-30% discount on select services.
There are tons of ways students can save. Try stacking different approaches to save even more if you shop online!