Tuition, room, and board may be the largest line items for college students but they are far from the only costs of higher education. College students need to outfit their dorms, buy books for classes, and pay for transportation to and from college. They may also need to buy boots or a heavier jacket if they attend school in a cold climate or clothes for an internship.
Fortunately, numerous companies offer student discounts to help teens (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 a college ID in hand.
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Target: College Circle Appreciation (7/16-8/26): Save 20% off one qualifying storewide purchase with Target Circle. Click for details.
The Container Store: Sign up and save up to 25%
Amazon Prime for Students: Unlimited FREE 2-day shipping and other special deals for students including discounts on Grubhub +, Calm, Student Universe travel, and much more.
Technology and School Supplies
Academic Superstore: Offers tons of discounted pricing on educational software including Adobe, Microsoft, Sony, and many others!
Adobe – creative cloud: Students save over 60% on the Creative Cloud All Apps plan.
Apple: Students save on Macbooks and iPads with education pricing, plus will receive a gift card up to $150.
Dell University: Discounts on technology for students.
Join the HP Education Store Program, where you can find everyday discounts of up to 40% on the latest technology.
JourneyEd: JourneyEd offers academic software discounts at up to 85% off retail prices for students, teachers, faculty, and schools.
Lenovo: Save 10% on tablets, laptops, desktops, monitors, and more after verifying student status on ID.me.
Microsoft: Students and parents enjoy a discount of up to 10% on select school essentials.
Sony: #SONYEDU offers access to the newsletter featuring exclusive content and offers.
Best Buy: Discounts on a wide variety of electronics.
Fed Ex Fed Ex: You can save 20-30% on a document with FedEx Envelop/Pak and 20% on a package with FedEx IP service with your student ID card!
Das Keyboard: Get 20% off a new keyboard plus free ground shipping.
AT&T: Save $10 a month per line on on best unlimited plan plus, additional benefits based on your school or university.
Logitech: Students get 25% off.
Evernote: Evernote is an app designed for note-taking, organization, task management, and archives. As a student, you can get 40% off a full year of Evernote Personal.
Samsung: Students and teachers can a free GalaxyZ Fold% storage upgrade plus more.
ASOS: 10% off.
Club Monaco: 15% off regular and sale-priced items in any Club Monaco store and online.
Vineyard Vines: Sign up for 25% off of everything.
LL Bean: 10% off.
J Crew: College students get 15% off with a student ID.
Forever 21: 21% off.
Madewell: Students get 15% off online and in-store.
Dockers: Students get 25% off.
Express: Students get 5% off.
Modcloth: Students get 25% off by registering with StudentBeans.
TOMS Shoes Save 15%.
MAC Cosmetics: Save 20%
Home Chef: Savings on first 4 boxes
Transportation and Insurance
NJ Transit: College students get 25% off with select schools.
ShortLine/Coach USA: Discounts on scheduled routes to college students with valid IDs.
Eurail: Age 27 or under get 25% off travel in Europe.
Allstate: If you are unmarried and under age 25, you can save if you have a GPA of 2.7 or above with the Smart Student Discount. (Other restrictions apply.)
Geico: You can qualify for the Good Student Discount if you maintain a “B” average or higher.
Esurance: Check site for details.
Liberty Mutual: Offers the Good Student Discount for students with an average GPA of “B” or better. There is also the Student-Away-at-School Discount if your child is away at school and only drives occasionally.
State Farm: Students ages 16-25 can save up to 25% by having a “B” or better GPA or being in the top 20% of their class rank.
Travelers: Offers the Good Student Discount or the Student-Away-at-School Discount.
Jiffy Lube: 10% off for students.
Nationwide: Offers the Good Student Discount.
General Motors: Eligible college students and recent grads can save $500 on select Chevrolet vehicles.
Farmers Insurance: Has the Good Student Discount. See site for more details.
Progressive: Save 10% with the Good Student Discount.
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
The New York Times: Get unlimited articles for just $1 a week.
Spotify Premium: First three months free, just $5.99/month after that.
Verizon Wireless: Save up to $25 a month on unlimited plans with exclusive discounts for college students.
Wall Street Journal: Get unlimited access for $4 a month.
The Economist: Students save 75%.
Headspace: The student plan is just $9.99 per year.
Groupon: As a member of our Groupon Select Student Program, you’ll get up to $20 off every time you shop local deals.
AMC Theaters : Special student pricing every day at AMC Theatres by bringing your student ID to the box office.
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