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100 Awesome Online Discounts for College Students

There’s no doubt that college is extremely expensive, so as a student, you’re likely looking for ways to save money. From discounts on technology to clothing to food, this guide provides insights into the discounts you can take advantage of to maximize your money during college.

Author: Kathleen Curtis
Editor: STEPS Staff
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College is a major investment. Between tuition, fees, books, and room and board, many students are eager to find savings wherever they can. Luckily, there’s no shortage of discounts aimed specifically at easing the financial burden of higher education. And despite what many of us think, student discounts aren’t just for school-related expenses.

Money-savy students can find online discounts for anything from new clothes to a new computer or even a trip abroad. No matter what you’re looking for, chances are there’s a discount out there somewhere, you just need to know where to look. Keep reading to find some of the best online discounts available for college students and start saving today.

Apps & Tech

Ableton Live

A convenient production tool for music majors, Ableton Live offers a 40% discount. This user-friendly, digital audio workstation has countless uses that include composing, mixing, and recording.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Offering a suite of applications spanning from After Effects to Photoshop, Adobe provides a significant 60% discount for students. This deal also comes with 100GB of cloud storage, something online students need plenty of on hand.


Apple offers products like Laptops and iPads, along with many of their accessories, at a discounted rate. Increase your productivity and organization, challenges faced by many online students, with the right device.


Dell’s product discounts range from laptops to accessories. Students are also eligible for an additional $100 of savings. As every student knows, especially those learning exclusively online, the right tech makes the learning process go more smoothly.


EndNote eases the pain of compiling bibliographies while assisting in annotation and organization. Enrolled students receive a $134 discount and gain access to a powerful tool for completing their research projects.


This popular note-taking app helps students organize notes, mark up digital documents, and organize course content. Evernote gives students a 50% discount on its premium platform, but a free version is also available.

Final Draft

Designed for playwrights and screenwriters, this application aids in script formatting for everything from films to musicals. Enrolled students receive a $30 discount.


Lenovo provides serious discounts on products ranging from laptops to tablets. Lenovo makes having the right technology, essential for every student, affordably possible.

Office 365

The Office 365 suite of programs includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all programs essential for virtually every college student. Access the free option with your school email and log in to an abundance of productivity resources.


Helpful for both note-taking and group work, Snagit easily captures screen-shots and allows mark-ups with notes. A 40% discount makes access to this communication and feedback tool quite affordable.



This popular athletic brand offers a 30% student discount plus free shipping. The offer is only available for UniDAYS members, but sign-up is easy and free.

Banana Republic

Banana Republic gives students a 15% discount on full-priced items. Your school ID gives access to discounts on clothing, accessories, and more.


The iconic footwear company offers students a 15% discount on online purchases. Students verify their academic status via SheerID with each purchase.


Dockers offers students a 25% discount on all apparel. Verify your student status by providing information like college name, date of birth, and email address.


Goodwill gives a 20% discount each Tuesday. Bring a valid ID into a local store to shop and save on clothing and more. Check locations often as items change frequently.

J. Crew

J. Crew’s 15% discount is for online purchases only. Verify your student status through SheerID and start saving on quality clothing and accessories.


This legacy brand provides a 25% student discount on apparel that stands the test of time. Discount is for online orders only. Verify your status via SheerID.


Madewell offers a 15% discount in the store and online. Verification is required for online deals, and in-store purchases require a valid ID.


Nike offers a 10% discount for high school and college students in the United States. Students verify their status through SheerID, and the promotion is only available for online purchases.


Saucony’s VIP program includes discounts for students. Members receive 20% off purchases, have access to exclusive offers, and get news about local events. Members also receive a special birthday gift!

Vineyard Vines

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a 15% discount both online and in the store. Online purchases require student verification, while in-store transactions require a student ID.

Digital Subscriptions

Amazon Prime

Get a free six-month trial followed by a 50% discount on monthly fees. This subscription opens access to Prime Video, Prime Reading, and Prime Music.

Apple Music

Students enrolled at a U.S. college or university have access to a discounted rate for Apple Music’s endless catalog. Verify your academic status through UNiDAYS to receive the discount.


The popular streaming service provides students with a 65% discount while they’re in college. Pay just $1.99 per month while you’re a student.


After a free 60 days of service, this music streaming platform is available to students for just $4.99 per month. This premium subscription provides unlimited, ad-free music and podcasts.


Verified students have access to Paramount+ and its substantial library. This 25% off includes original content, live sports, and news programming.


Of special interest to online students, PureVPN’s 15% discounted rate gives internet privacy and streaming of international shows. Receive guaranteed security and privacy through high-speed VPN servers.


Just $1 covers a student’s first three months of SiriusXM. Following the trial period, receive access to endless music, sports, and entertainment content for just $4 monthly.


Access Spotify Premium first through a free, one-month trial, then with a monthly fee of just $4.99. This deal also includes Hulu and SHOWTIME subscriptions.


YouTube’s student plan gives access to its traditional streaming services and to YouTube Music ad-free. Eligible students get one month free followed by a $6.99 monthly rate.


Buffalo Wild Wings

While not a company-wide policy, many Buffalo Wild Wings offer students a 10% discount. Flash your college ID and ask if one is available.


Many Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country offer students free drinks with meal purchases. Have your ID ready to verify your college enrollment.


Through Student Beans, get a 25% discount on your first Doordash order. A popular delivery option, especially for those who spend a lot of time online, Doordash has a deep roster of restaurants across the country.


Grubhub’s student membership program offers free deliveries for orders over $12 at participating schools and restaurants. Grubhub also matches donations to No Kid Hungry.

Hello Fresh

For students interested in quick and healthy meals, Hello Fresh offers a 15% discount on all orders. Students need to verify their student status through UNiDAYS.

Home Chef

This popular meal kit subscription offers a variety of meals that take only 30 minutes to cook. Verify your academic status to access a 55% discount on your first shipment.

Krispy Kreme

Offered through Student Beans, Krispy Kreme offers a 20% discount on all orders. Verify enrollment status via Student Beans and register for free.

Thrive Market

Through their Thrive Gives program, low-income students get free membership for this weekly grocery box subscription. Get access to affordable, healthy, and sustainable products.


AMC Theatres

AMC Theatres offers special student pricing at all locations every day of the week. Present a valid ID at the box office when purchasing your tickets.

Art Institute of Chicago

Students with a valid college ID receive a significant admission discount to this cultural institution. Chicago and Illinois residents pay even less.

Carnegie Hall

The historic Carnegie Hall sets aside a limited number of $10 student seats for each performance. Carnegie Hall Student Insiders can purchase tickets online for the same $10 cost.

Lincoln Center

Considered the largest performing arts center in the world, New York’s Lincoln Center provides student discounts for music, theatre, opera, and film. Student tickets typically cost $20.

Metropolitan Opera

The Met Opera Students initiative supplies undergraduate and graduate students with discounted tickets for select performances. Students must be full-time and have a valid college ID.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts offers a university membership program that includes free entry for students. Students just need a valid school ID for admission.

Museum of Modern Art

Many schools in the New York City area receive free admission to this iconic museum. Full-time students at schools like the Pratt Institute, Julliard, and the New School need to show student IDs for verification.

Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas across the country commonly offer discounted movie tickets for students. Prices vary among venues, but students just need to flash their ID at the time of purchase.

Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum cuts admission costs for students by $7 if they show their valid student ID. Admission is free the first Thursday of every month for everyone.

Ski Colorado

Whether you’re a Colorado-based student or visiting on a break, IKON offers a significantly reduced rate for students. Students with a valid ID save nearly $300 on a season pass.

Speed Art Museum

The University of Louisville is home to the Speed Art Museum, and local college students get in for free. Additionally, every Sunday is free for everyone.


YMCAs across the country commonly offer student discounts. Whether you’re interested in hot yoga or boxing, memberships are often discounted by $15 per month. If you’re online for much of your learning, you’ll want to take advantage of this offer to get active.


Atlanta Hawks

This Atlanta-based basketball team offers regular discounts for students and military members with a valid student/military ID.

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens offers special student ticket prices for select regular-season games. Starting at just $34, students just need to verify their academic status.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The BSO is home to myriad initiatives seeking to encourage a younger symphony crowd. College nights, Fanfare Under 40, and Young & Free all provide free or discounted access to one of the nation’s premier orchestras.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Even in the middle of a pandemic, the BSO continues its tradition of offering accessible and affordable music for its city’s large student population.

Houston Ballet

The Houston Ballet sells tickets reserved for college students for just $15. If interested, students must have a valid and current college ID.

New York Yankees

The Yankees’ student pass provides last-minute tickets for students at a reduced rate. Students receive a text the day tickets become available and can buy one or two.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates reserve bleacher seats for students for every home game. Tickets cost only $10 and are purchased through the MLB Ballpark app.

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis’ NHL team’s Student Rush Program offers discounted tickets that students can access using their valid college ID or an .edu email address.

Texas Performing Arts Center

University of Texas’ performing arts center provides students with $10 tickets for all fine arts shows. Students with a valid ID can purchase tickets online or in person.

University of Florida Performing Arts

UF students have access to $10 tickets for nearly all UFPA performances. Additionally, non-UF students can purchase discounted tickets for select performances.



For unmarried students under 25, Allstate offers a smart student discount that supports young drivers with a minimum 2.7 GPA and a passing score on the teenSMART driver education class.

Farmers Insurance

Farmers offers a good student discount for drivers between 16 and 24. Students must document full-time status and their rank in the upper 20% of their class.


Geico not only factors in good student and good driver discounts, but they also offer fraternity, sorority, and honor society membership discounts. Alumni association and student organization discounts are also sometimes available.

Liberty Mutual

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better can receive reduced insurance rates. Those living away from home without their car typically receive reduced rates as well.


Nationwide offers a good student discount for drivers age 16 to 24. To receive the discount, you must be a full-time student college student and maintain a 3.0 GPA.


Offering both a good student discount and a distant college student discount, Progressive estimates a 10% savings for students on their premiums. They also offer usage-based insurance for students, like those learning primarily online, who might not drive as much.

State Farm

State Farm provides multiple ways to reduce insurance costs. In addition to safe driver and good student discounts, driver education and defensive driving courses often reduce premiums.


Travelers offers several ways for students to lower insurance premiums, including a good student discount that requires you to be in the top 20% of your class. Drivers training also reduces costs.


The Atlantic

The Atlantic’s academic subscription rate is just $25 annually. Subscribers have unlimited access to digital content and receive a subscriber-only newsletter.


For just $1 per week, gain unfettered access to Barron’s financial news coverage. Along with daily access to news and commentary, students also receive the magazine’s Saturday print edition.


For just $9.99 per month, undergrad and graduate students can access a suite of Bloomberg-based media. Other perks include Bloomberg TV, videos, and podcasts, giving you access to a wealth of information.

The Economist

Subscribe to the Economist’s digital content for just $19 per quarter. Your subscription includes access to online news, podcasts, and archives. Receive a print version for an additional $5.

LA Times

The LA Times has a special subscription program for students offering unlimited access to digital content, podcasts, videos, and special events.

New York Times

Students have unlimited access to NYT articles on any device for just $1 per week. In addition to current articles, students can access articles going back to 1851, a great resource for supplementing your online research project.

New Yorker

A cultural and literary institution, the New Yorker offers students a 50% discount for print and digital subscriptions. You can also try out a 12-week subscription for just $6.

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal provides affordable access to both its digital and print formats. For just $4 per month, students have unfettered access to digital content and a wealth of information for personal and educational enrichment.

Washington Post

Full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students can subscribe to this iconic newspaper for just $1 per month for the same content as with the standard All-Access Digital subscription. Additional plan options are also available.



Students save up to 25% when booking their transportation with Amtrak. Discounts are available for California, Midwest, New York, and Virginia travel.

Chicago Transit Authority

Many Chicago-based schools are part of the U-Pass program offering students unlimited rides with substantially reduced rates. This program is usually only available during the school year.

General Motors

Receive a discounted price on cars built by Buick, Chevrolet, or GMC. Must be a current student or graduate within the past two years. Vehicles are priced below MSRP.


Students can sign up for Greyhound’s student discount card. For a small fee, students get 10% off fares and 15% off package shipping.

Los Angeles Metro

Students can access public transportation in Los Angeles County at a discounted rate. Some schools are already part of the U-Pass programs, but all college and vocational students can apply.

New Jersey Transit

New Jersey Transit offers a 25% discounted monthly rate for rail, bus, or light rail passes for students commuting via public transit. Discounts are only available for students attending participating regional universities.


In addition to regular bus routes, Trailways provides university-specific travel while offering discounted student rates. Trailways has an expansive network and conveniences like onboard Wi-Fi, so you can work virtually while you travel.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

D.C.’s metro offers a university pass program where full-time students have bus and train access for just $1 per day. Participants must be enrolled at an accredited institution within the metro service area.


Zipcar offers student memberships and reduces the required age from 21 to 18. This service provides affordable access to personal transportation at a low monthly rate.



This hotel and casino chain offers student discounts at locations from New Jersey to California. After verifying enrollment, students receive a 35% reduction in hotel costs.


Cheaptickets.com offers affordable travel options for students, including hotels and vacation rentals. The site also offers an 18% discount on participating flights and rail travel.

Coach USA

This long-running travel option gives reduced rates to students while offering college-specific travel packages. Tickets are refundable, and all busses are equipped with WiFi, perfect for online students to take their learning on the go.

Delsey Paris

Delsey Paris offers students a 15% discount on luggage. Verify your student status through Student Beans to receive your discount code.

Dollar Flight Club

Students enjoy 75% off Dollar Flight Club’s premium subscription. This service provides special access to some of the best flight deals available.

Eagle Creek

College and university students receive a 20% discount on Eagle Creek travel products. Use this discount once every 30 days after verifying your status through SheerID.


Students get up to 40% off hotel bookings after registering with the site and verifying college enrollment. This discount is good for five bookings.

National Rail

The UK’s National Rail provides students ages 16-25 a 1/3 discount on most rail fares throughout Great Britain. Full-time students over 26 are eligible with proper documentation.


In partnership with United Airlines, StudentUniverse provides significant student discounts on airfare. This site has the most inexpensive options whether you’re studying abroad or traveling for pleasure.