From textbooks to tuition, college students have no shortage of expenses in the marathon that is earning their degrees.
Many internet service providers and tech suppliers understand, and they offer discounts and free internet service to students, their families and teachers. To save you time and money, we’ve rounded up a list of student internet deals that can help save money for the important things — like game-day tickets and midnight pizza runs.
Student internet deals and discounts
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 the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (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.
DISH student internet discounts
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 DISHE50, students also get a $50 American Express gift card, three 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 internet discount site.
Spectrum student internet discounts
Students that qualify for the NSLP 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 can get Spectrum Internet at an affordable price.
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 with Apple Education Pricing. See Apple’s site for pricing details and apply for special financing.
Xfinity tech student discounts
Community college students in Colorado and Illinois may qualify for discounted pricing on 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 two-year community college and living in an Xfinity serviceable area may qualify for internet service with speeds up to 15 Mbps for as little as $9.95/mo.* Students may also receive a desktop or laptop computer with Microsoft Office, Norton Security Suite and a 90-day warranty for only $149.99 plus tax. See the Internet Essentials site for a list of participating community colleges and to start your application.
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 can get free access to Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and more through the Office 365 Education program. All eligible recipients need to get started is a valid school email address.
Parents and students will save up to 10% on 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 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 discounted pricing on any Idea or Think 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.
Originally published 07/26/2018. Last updated 07/09/2019.