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College life is hard, both keeping up academically as well as living on your own and providing for your own daily needs.
For probably the first time in your life you’ll need to buy household items, as well as health and beauty items, and food all while keeping your budget in mind and under control. I totally understand.
Amazon has become a household name and has everything a college student could need. however, the shipping costs can make it too expensive and out of reach for the average student, and Amazon Prime membership isn’t exactly in the budget, either.
Fortunately, Amazon offers Prime Student especially for the needs and requirements of college students..
What is Prime Student?
That means you can afford to use Amazon for your daily living purchases as well as the other features they offer for entertainment and more.
What Does Prime Student Offer?
Amazon Prime Student benefits:
- Free six month trial
- Free two-day shipping
- Unlimited Prime movie and TV show streaming
- Unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos
- 20% off new release and pre-order video games
- Exclusive savings and deals
- Much more
Your Prime Student membership also makes you eligible to receive Amazon Prime at 50% off the regular price and you’ll get all of the Prime benefits when you join.
How Do I Join?
While college students are qualified for the membership; high school students and below are not eligible. To prove that you are an eligible college student you’ll need to provide an .edu email address.
If you don’t have an .edu email address, you can submit any of the following:
- A picture of your student ID.
- Your class transcript showing the name of your school
- Your tuition bill that covers the current term, and it should have both your name and the school’s name
- Your acceptance letter you received from your school
Verified Prime Student members will enjoy their provided discounts for four years, or until they graduate. After that, Amazon will renew their membership automatically and charge them the regular Prime member price which can be cancelled at anytime. The membership is only for one person and cannot be shared with others.
How Much Does Prime Student Cost After The Free Trial?
Since it’s aimed at college students, the plan is very affordable.
You’ll start with the free six month trial period and after the initial six months you’ll be given a choice of either paying $59 for a year’s membership, or you can go with a monthly payment of $6.49 per month.
You’ll also have the option to cancel your membership at any time.
Amazon’s Textbook Buyback
Something else, not related to Prime Student, but may be helpful to college students is Amazon’s trade-in program. You can trade in textbooks, mobile devices, all sorts of things in exchange for gift cards.
If you’re headed off to school and need to get rid of a few things, check it out and make a little gift card money to help with your expenses.
Prime Student is perfect for any college student. It’s super easy on the budget and makes life a little easier away from home.