Tuition, room and board may be the largest line items but they are far from the only costs of a higher education. College students need dorm provisions, books and updated technology, a heavy coat for cold climates, work clothes for internships, train, bus or airplane tickets home. Fortunately, numerous companies offer student discounts to help kids (and their parents) feel a tiny bit less pain whenever they swipe their credit cards.
We compiled the following list (click the links for specific details) but know there are countless others that extend this financial perk to college students. Remember, as the saying goes, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get!” Students should always ask at the register for a discount with college ID in hand.
Technology and School Supplies
Amazon Student: The FREE 6 month trial gives students 2-day free shipping.
Apple: Students can save up to $200 on a MacBook and up to $20 on an iPad.
Dell University: Discounts on technology for students.
Lenovo – discounts on tablets, laptops, etc.
Microsoft – 10% off plus other offers
Sony: College students get up to 10 percent off on select items.
Best Buy: discounts on electronics
Ann Taylor: New clothes for school or your first internship? 15 percent off all full-priced items.
ASOS: 10 percent off
Banana Republic: Another great place for internship clothes. 15 percent off full-priced items in store.
Club Monaco: 20 percent off regular and sale priced items in any Club Monaco store and online.
J.Crew: Get a 15 percent discount in stores
The Limited: 15 percent off in stores
Madewell: 15 percent off
Topshop: 10 percent off Topshop apparel in stores and online.
Vineyard Vines: sign up for 15% discounts
Brooks Brothers: 15 percent off
LL Bean: 10% off
Transportation and Insurance
NJ Transit – college students get 25% off with select schools
ShortLine/Coach USA offers 15% discount for students traveling from or to selected schools listed on their website.
Greyhound: 20% on tickets, 40% on package shipping
Eurail – 26 or under 35% off travel in Europe
Movie Theaters: Check your local chain for deals at the box office
Museums and Cultural Institutions: ask at the box office for deals like these two in New York City:
Chains may offer discounts or free food or sides. Be prepared to show your student ID when you place your order.
Can’t Live Without
Spotify Premium 50% off