Online student discounts you should be taking advantage of

Chloe Williams, Web and Social Editor

Amazon Prime Student — Six months free, then $7.49/month

Amazon Prime’s student deal includes free delivery, ad-free prime video, books and textbook rental options. This deal cuts the price of Prime in half from $14.99 a month. Register at Amazon Prime Student with your school email address. 

Apple Music and Apple TV+ — One month free, then $5.99/month

If you are not a Spotify person or just want to catch up on any of Apple TV’s original shows, Apple partnered with UNiDays to provide a student discount. The original cost of each is $10.99 and $6.99 per month. 

Groupon — Extra 25% off local deals for six months, then 15% off

Groupon’s student program is free to join and provides an extra 25% off local deals. Current local Groupon deals include discounted bowling and movies, painting classes, oil changes, workout classes and more. After six months of 25% off, as long as you are still a student, you can still enjoy an extra 15% off. 

Paramount+ — $3.75/month

With the Paramount+ student discount, students have access to Paramount’s essential monthly plan for 25% cheaper than the original amount. This includes all of their available shows, movies and access to live sports. 

Spotify, Hulu and SHOWTIME — One month free, then $4.99/month

With this bundle, you get access to three services for less than a Starbucks coffee. The services individually cost $9.99, $7.99 and $10.99 a month, respectively. To access the discount, just enter your school email address. 


StudentBeans offers countless discount codes available for students. Helpful site exclusives include 50% off an annual Squarespace subscription — perfect for setting up your online portfolio. Other notable exclusive discounts include money off purchases at Princess Polly, Foot Locker, Crocs, Champs and Lulus


UNiDAYS is one of the best destinations for finding student discounts. The website highlights subscription options, discounts on apple products and money off your online purchases. Sign up for UNiDAYS and verify your student status to receive access to hundreds of discounts.

Wall Street Journal — $4 to $10/month

The Wall Street Journal offers two student discount options. For $4 a month, gain access to the student digital pack, including unlimited access to the WSJ website, app, podcasts and more. For an extra $6 a month, you can receive all the same access with an additional six-day home delivery and magazine subscription. Non-student subscriptions range from $9.75 to $12.50 a week.

You Need A Budget (YNAB) — One-year free 

YNAB’s main goal is to help you budget your money efficiently. The budgeting app connects to your bank, has real-time sync, creates reports and enables you to achieve your monetary goals. The app is free for college students for one year, then will switch to their regular price at that time. Claim on their website by providing proof of enrollment. 

College students are known for being broke, but this reputation does not mean we have to be careless with our money. Whether you are searching for a cheap way to watch your favorite shows or looking for something fun to do this weekend, remember it never hurts to ask for a student discount.