Freebies & Discounts for College Students

There is a stereotype that college students are broke. In many cases, this can be true or close to the truth in that they are not working full time and short on cash. Some students are able to work during college and others are not. College is also expensive and requires buying books, computers, equipment, etc.

Even if you’re a broke or semi-broke college student, there are a lot of perks and freebies you can take advantage of! Taking a look at all the deals available for college students below is free, too.

Class-Related/Organizational Freebies

Microsoft Office – Get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for free and all you need is your college email address! 

Prezi – Create gorgeous presentations, visuals, and charts and even use animations with a free Prezi student plan. Your professor will be impressed, too!

Best Buy Electronic Deals – Need a new laptop or convertible tablet for class? You can get great discounts by subscribing to ‘College Student Deals’ on Best Buy.

Autodesk for Free – You can access Autodesk, a 3D design software, for free as a college student. This will mostly be applicable for engineering and architecture majors, but maybe you just want to try out 3D design!

Amazon Student – Amazon Prime is free for 6 months for college students! That means cheap textbooks, equipment, and other college necessities and free shipping for a whole semester. After 6 months, you’ll still have a 50% discount on a Prime membership, too.

JetBrains – You can learn coding for free as long as you’re a college student! Maybe coding is something you want to learn on the side or during the summer, so you can definitely increase your job skills with this freebie!

Keep Track of Passwords – There’s a password for everything these days and you need to both remember and protect them from hackers. You can get this software LastPass for free for 6 months, which comes with auto-fill when you simply can’t remember your passwords. 

You Need a Budget – College students especially need a budget. Get this free budgeting software for free with proof that you’re a student. The software also tracks student loan debt!

Checking Account – If you need a checking account, these are options that you don’t have to pay a monthly fee as a college student:

Career-Related Freebees

Handshake – Jobs and internships aren’t easy to come by, but you can take advantage of this free job board site to find them.

LinkedIn Premium – Want to network expertly on LinkedIn without paying? This 1-year essentials plan is free for college and graduate students.

Ladders Service – Submit your resume and have it reviewed by an expert for free!

Leisure-Related Freebies

Free AirPods – If you’re already buying a MacBook or iPad for school, you can get a free pair of AirPods along with it and get a 20% discount on AppleCare.

Flip Side – Stay up to date on the latest news all in one place for free by subscribing to Flip Side.

Pocket Points – Want discounts on food? Download this app to start earning rewards. 

Spotify Student – For just $5 per month, you can get Spotify Premium, Hulu, and SHOWTIME for all your study breaks!

YouTube Premium – Sick of ads on YouTube? Ditch them for a month for free.

Washington Post – If you sign up for six months of free Amazon Prime*, you will also have The Washington Post right at your fingertips.

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