Amazon is known to offer huge savings on things like textbooks and school supplies, and you can save a fortune on shipping as a Prime member. In addition, Amazon's Prime Student Program, making Prime more affordable for students without having to pay a lot of money up front.
So, what are the Amazon Prime student eligibility criteria?
Amazon Prime StudentExclusively for college students. If you want to use the service, you'll need a .edu email address or other documentation to prove you're a college student.
The Amazon student discount doesn't apply to high school students or students still in middle or elementary school.
How much does Amazon Prime Student cost?
Amazon's Prime Student can be tried for free for 6 months, after which you can get the service for $59 per year, which equates to $4.92 per month. A monthly fee is also available for $6.49 per month, which is slightly more expensive than paying everything in one go (20% discount for a year of Prime purchases).
If you already had prior to enrolling in Amazon Prime Student Amazon Prime account, Amazon will refund your payment for the remainder of your existing subscription before you enroll in the student version of the program.
Students in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin must also Pay taxes to its members.
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What's the difference between a student and a regular Amazon Prime account?
In most cases, there is no difference between an Amazon Prime Student account and a traditional Amazon Prime account. With both types of accounts, you get free two-day shipping, unlimited movies and TV shows, unlimited reading on any device, unlimited photo storage, and free same-day shipping in select regions.
The biggest difference between a Prime Student account and a traditional Prime account is in the form of unlimited music streaming. A Prime Students account can add unlimited music streaming through Amazon Music Unlimited for a small fee. Regular Prime members have ad-free access to 2 million songs. Prime Student trial users also don't have access to the Kindle Owner's Lending Library and 20%'s diaper discount.
A great perk for Amazon Prime students: You can trade used textbooks with the company and get up to 80% of their value in return. That cash comes in the form of gift cards, but you can turn around and use the money to buy more textbooks and even pay your monthly Prime bill. Amazon also frequently offers special deals on college-specific items that students can use in their residence halls.
Prime Student accounts also cannot be shared with friends and family. This one is just for you.
How many times can I apply?
You can enroll in Prime Student as many times as you want, for a total of up to four years. So if it takes eight years to earn a degree, you'll only be eligible for the Prime Student discount for four of those years (though, who knows, that could change in a few years).
To sign up, you need a .edu email address, and you must tell Amazon your expected graduation year. If for some reason you do not have a .edu email address, Amazon will also accept the following forms of identification via email:
- Your student ID shows the current term or expiration date; just the student ID number is not valid
- Your current semester transcript or class list with your name and school name on it
- Your name and school name are on your tuition bill for the current semester
- Official letter of admission for the upcoming semester (must include the date of admission)