Amazon Prime Student is a lower-cost edition of Amazon Prime aimed exclusively at college students. Prime Student provides college students with free two-day delivery and a host of other Amazon-specific services for half the price of the company’s standard Prime membership.
Membership also grants students access to Amazon Prime Day exclusive offers as well as access to Amazon’s Off-to-College store. If you frequently buy from Amazon and use — or want to use — its other online services, Amazon Prime Student is a good option.
How Much is Prime Student?
Students are eligible for a variety of discounts, including the Amazon Prime Student life hack, which provides students with a free six-month trial and then a reduced rate of $6.49 per month or $59 per year for Prime Student after the trial period ends.
Amazon Prime, on the other hand, comes with a 30-day free trial and costs $12.99 per month or $119 a year after the trial period expires. By using Prime Student, you can save up to 50% on a Prime membership after your six-month free trial, and you’ll have access to even more Prime perks than normal.
Amazon Prime Student includes the majority of the Prime benefits that most people value, such as free next-day or two-day delivery on more than 100 million qualified products, unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, 30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals, and unlimited access to over a thousand books on Prime Reading.
Prime Student also has unique benefits such as college discounts and coupons — where Amazon finds the deals and you can shop the savings. Prime Student also collaborates with hundreds of vendors to find exclusive offers for students. You can save up to 90% off college textbooks and then trade them in for an Amazon Gift Card.
Prime Student memberships are valid for four years or until you graduate (whichever comes first, depending on the date you enter when you sign up).
How to Sign Up for Amazon Prime Student
If you don’t already have an Amazon account, create one. It’s free, but you must register a credit card so that Amazon can charge you for purchases.
You’ll still need to prove that you’re a student. You must have a college-issued email address that ends in.edu. Otherwise, you must email Amazon a scan of a document proving your status as a student, such as a transcript or a student ID.
If you decide that Amazon Student isn’t worth paying for during the trial period, go to your account (before the trial period ends), pick Manage Prime Membership, and click Do Not Continue.