From textbooks to tuition, college students have no shortage of expenses in the marathon that is grabbing their degree. Many internet service providers and technology suppliers understand and offer discounts and free internet to students, their families and teachers. We’ve rounded up a list of student internet deals and internet technology discounts that can help students save money for the important things — like game day tickets and midnight pizza runs.
Student internet deals & packages
Spectrum Internet Assist
Students that qualify for the NSLP or the National School Lunch Program may be eligible for low-income internet through Spectrum Internet Assist. Qualified households can receive high-speed internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps, no contracts, unlimited data and a free internet modem. In-home Wi-Fi is available for only $5 more per month. Learn how students can get Spectrum Internet at an affordable price.
Families with students in grades K-12 who receive government assistance can get Cox home internet service for just $9.95/mo*., free installation and modem rentals without a deposit or an annual contract. To qualify to apply, students must currently participate in the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF or Public Housing and have no outstanding Cox bills, unreturned equipment or have held a Cox Internet subscription in the previous 90 days. Check the status of a pending application for Cox internet student discounts or enroll in the program by visiting the Connect 2 Compete site.
DISH student discounts
Students, college staff and alumni can get discounted pricing on DISH standalone internet plans as well as TV and internet bundles with a 2-year TV price guarantee. Using the student discount code DISHE50, students can also get a $50 American Express card, 3 months of free premium channels, free HD for life and free same day installation during sign up. Find out how to save up to 20% off on DISH service by visiting the DISH student discount site.
Student internet technology discounts
Apple Education Pricing
Current and newly accepted college students, their parents, members of school faculty and homeschool teachers of all grade levels can get up to $200 off on a qualifying Mac. See Apple’s site for education pricing and apply for special financing.
Comcast XFINITY Internet Essentials
Community college students in Colorado and Illinois may qualify for XFINITY student discounts on affordable desktops, laptops and internet through the Community College Students program, a part of the Internet Essentials pilot program. Pell Grant recipients enrolled in an eligible 2-year community college and living in a Comcast XFINITY serviceable area could get internet service with speeds up to 15 Mbps for as little as $9.95/mo*. Eligible students could also get an affordable desktop or laptop computer with Microsoft Office, Norton Security Suite and a 90-day warranty. See the Internet Essentials site for a list of participating community colleges and start your application.
Dell has a variety of great deals and perks for student buyers through UNiDAYS. Join or log in to your UNiDAYS account to enjoy a 10% student discount when you shop through dell.com. Students can also earn up to 6% back in Dell Advantage Rewards and get free expedited delivery with participation in the Dell Advantage Loyalty program. Eligible participants will be sure to get the best price on Dell PCs with Dell’s Price Match Guarantee.
Microsoft student offers
Students and teachers can get free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and more. All eligible recipients need to get started with free access is a valid school email address. Parents and students can save an extra 10% on Surface equipment and get extra time to pay when they sign up for 6- or 12-month financing on items storewide. Visit Microsoft’s site to take advantage of these and other great deals for students and teachers.
Best Buy student deals
Students can create a My Best Buy account and sign up to receive Student Deals straight to their email and exclusive Member Offers page. Students get coupon codes made just for them to redeem online or in-store at any Best Buy location. Create an account and sign up for student deals from Best Buy today.
Norton student discounts
Norton is making sure student digital security is a no-brainer with special discount offers. Get up to $75 off Norton Security software that protects all internet-connected devices from viruses, identity theft and other online threats. Browse discounted pricing on every tier of Norton security software.
Lenovo student & teacher discount
College students, teachers and other faculty members can get 20% off any Think item and 15% off any Idea product from Lenovo. Click on the verification button in the Lenovo shopping cart to verify eligibility status and get special savings. Shop eligible Lenovo products and learn more about Lenovo student and teacher discounts. Save on internet services and equipment by calling our experts at Allconnect. Search our site for the top plans in your area and compare to get the best deals.
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. Last updated 1/02/19.
Originally published 07/26/2018. Last updated 01/02/2019.