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As students of all ages return to school — virtually, in-person or a mixture of both — Wi-Fi connected devices and a reliable internet connection are at the top of back-to-school supply lists. See all the internet service providers and technology retailers that are giving students and teachers exclusive discounts just in time for class.
Student internet deals and discounts
AT&T student internet discounts
Administrators, teachers and parents grades K-12 may be eligible for AT&T Office@Hand Premium powered by RingCentral along with healthcare and social services for up to 60 days. First, be sure that the student’s household is located in a serviceable area with AT&T. Then select whether the family is eligible for any public assistance programs. An AT&T representative will contact qualified participants within 3 to 5 business days with next steps for discounted AT&T internet service. Apply now.
Comcast Xfinity student internet discounts
College students interested in the best deals on or off-campus, should look no further than Comcast Xfinity. Qualify by entering the full name of the U.S. Title IV degree-granting college or university you attend and Xfinity will contact you about exclusive deals in your area. Students will also receive a $150 Visa® Prepaid Card, a free self-install kit and six months of Amazon Music Unlimited.
If you’re a participant in a public assistance program like National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Housing Assistance, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be eligible for Internet Essentials from Comcast. You’ll get speeds up to 25 Mbps with no installation fee or contract for just $9.95/mo.* Apply today to get your discount Xfinity internet service.
Cox student internet discounts
Families with students in grades K-12 who receive government assistance can get home internet service for just $9.95/mo.*, free installation and modem rentals without a deposit or an annual contract with the Cox Connect2Compete program.
To qualify and apply, students must currently participate in NSLP, SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (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 student internet discounts or enroll in the program by visiting the Connect2Compete site.
If you don’t qualify for Cox Connect2Compete, Cox still has affordable internet emergency response offers. The Cox Internet Starter 10 plan, for example, is free for the first month and only $19.99/mo. for the remainder of the year. Shop the no-contract plan from Cox today.
Customers who sign up between July 21 and Sept. 30, 2020 will receive the first two months of Connect2Compete for free (if eligible), two months of free remote desktop and phone support with Cox Complete Care, resources for discounted and refurbished equipment through PCs for People and home school toolkits in either English or Spanish.
DISH student internet discounts
Starting at prices as low as $19.99/mo., students, college staff and alumni can get discounted pricing on DISH standalone internet plans as well as TV and internet bundles with a two-year TV price guarantee. Using the student discount code DISHEDU, students also get a $50 MasterCard gift card during sign up. Opt for DISH TV service and lock down your price for two years with a free Hopper 3 upgrade. Find out how to save up to 25% off on DISH service by visiting the DISH student discount site.
Lifeline student internet discounts
Lifeline isn’t particularly geared towards students, but eligible households can get up to $9.25 off their monthly internet bill if a student participates in a public assistance program like SNAP. Find out how your household can apply and what documents will be needed for the verification process to successfully apply for Lifeline today.
Spectrum student internet discounts
Students that qualify for the NSLP, the Community Eligibility Provision or SSI may be eligible for Spectrum low-income internet through Spectrum Internet™ Assist. Eligible households may receive high-speed internet with speeds up to 30 Mbps, unlimited data and a free internet modem with no contract agreement. In-home Wi-Fi is available for only $5 more per month. Learn more about how students and seniors can get Spectrum Internet at an affordable price.
Pro Tip: Find out which cheap internet providers are best for students on a budget with our guide!
Student tech discounts and deals
Apple tech student discounts
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,up to $100 off a qualifying iPad and discounted iPad accessories with Apple Education Pricing. See Apple’s site for pricing details and apply for special financing.
Comcast XFINITY tech student discounts
Participants in the Comcast Xfinity Internet Essentials program qualify for discounted internet service and will also receive a desktop or laptop computer with Microsoft Office, Norton Security Suite and a 90-day warranty for only $149.99 plus tax. Households with outstanding debt to Comcast due to COVID-19 may be eligible for Internet Essentials as the zero-debt qualification has been waived. See the Internet Essentials site for a look at equipment specifications and to place your order today.
Dell tech student discounts
Dell University has a variety of deals and perks for student buyers through UNiDAYS. Join or log in to your UNiDAYS account to enjoy a 10% student discount on a dell.com purchase. Students may 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 are ensured the best price on Dell PCs with Dell’s Price Match Guarantee.
Microsoft tech student discounts
Students and teachers at eligible institutions can get free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and more through the Office 365 Education program. All that’s needed to get started is a valid school email address.
Parents, K-12 students and faculty will save up to 10% on valid Surface equipment and get extra time to pay when they sign up for six- or 12-month financing on items storewide. Visit Microsoft’s site to take advantage of these and other deals (save up to $450 on a PC for back to school) for students and teachers.
Best Buy tech student discounts
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 of their choice. Create an account and sign up for student deals from Best Buy today.
Lenovo tech student and teacher discounts
College students, teachers and other faculty members will get an extra 8% off sitewide when they use the coupon code “Doorbusters”.. Just add the desired devices to your cart, verify your eligibility using ID.me and enter the code to get your discounted back-to-school supplies.. Shop eligible Lenovo products and learn more about Lenovo student and teacher discounts.
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Enter to win Allconnect’s Ultimate College Bundle Contest
Are you currently enrolled in college, or do you plan on entering this fall? Students participating in a two- or four-year program can enter Allconnect’s Ultimate College Bundle Contest for a chance to win a brand new laptop and/or money for college textbooks.
To enter, write an essay telling us where your field of study would be if the internet was never invented. Judges will select three grand prize winners based on creativity and quality of writing:
- The first-place winner with the highest score will receive a laptop valued at approximately $600 and a $250 VISA Rewards Card to use for the purchase of books.
- The second-place winner with the next highest score will receive a $500 VISA Rewards Card to use for the purchase of books.
- The third-place winner with the third highest score will receive a $250 VISA Rewards Card to use for the purchase of books.
The winners will also receive a swag bag of Allconnect-branded promotional items (a value of $25).
Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 14, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be contacted by Sept. 28.
Originally published 07/09/2019. Last updated 08/05/2020.
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Written by:Taylor Gadsden
Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content
Taylor is a veteran member of the Allconnect content team and has spearheaded a number of projects, including a data piece on the top fiber cities in the U.S. and a troubleshooting guide … Read more
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