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Amazon has a discounted Prime membership for students at half the cost – here’s how to sign up

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An Amazon Prime Student membership includes six months free and then a discounted monthly fee.
Prime Student comes with many of the perks of an Amazon Prime membership plus college-exclusive benefits, including a GrubHub+ Student membership.
It lasts four years or until your listed graduation date, whichever comes first.
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Students are eligible for a wide range of discounts on fashion, tech, and travel. But one of the sweetest student discounts available right now is Amazon Prime Student. It includes many amenities of Amazon Prime at 50% off the regular membership price, but that's not all. Amazon Prime Student now also boasts student-only discounts for services like Grubhub+ Student, Calm, and Course Hero.

Want to know how to sign up for Amazon Prime Student and take advantage of its exclusive offers? We have all the details below.

How to sign up for Amazon Prime Student

To sign up for Amazon Prime Student, you'll need a valid .edu email. From there, Amazon will ask for an intended graduation year. That's it. If you still have access to your university email, this offer is wide open to you.

If you don't have a .edu email address, you can sign up using an alternate form of proof of enrollment like a school ID card or an up-to-date transcript.

How much does Amazon Prime Student cost?

An Amazon Prime Student can try out Amazon Prime for free for six months. By comparison, a typical Amazon Prime comes with a shorter 30-day free trial.

After the trial ends, you'll be charged a discounted rate of $6.49 per month, or $59 per year. In comparison, Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day free trial and is $12.99 per month after that ($119 per year).

For what it's worth, JPMorgan estimates that an Amazon Prime membership is actually worth $785 annually. We considered a standard Amazon Prime subscription to be an excellent deal, but the discounted rate and benefits offered to Amazon Prime Students make it a no-brainer.

Benefits of Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student includes many Prime benefits the average person cares about: free next-day or two-day shipping on more than 100 million eligible items, unlimited streaming of tons of popular movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, 30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals, and unlimited access to over a thousand books on Prime Reading.

Plus, Amazon has deals on back-to-school shopping for college essentials such as tech and dorm items. You can find them all in Amazon's Off to College store, with many items eligible for free Prime next-day or two-day shipping.

An Amazon Prime Student subscription, however, has several bonus perks. And just in time for back-to-school season, Amazon has added several enticing student-exclusive offers for food delivery, relaxation tools, travel, and homework help:

Free GrubHub+ Student membership (reg. $9.99 per month), which includes free unlimited food delivery (off-campus orders over $12) plus 10% back on pickup orders Three months of Calm for free (normally a 7-day trial), then $8.99 per year for unlimited access to music, sleep stories, and other relaxation tools (reg. $69.99 per year)One month of Course Hero for free, then $9.95 per month for 24/7 homework help and study guides (reg. $39.95 per month)Up to 10% off already-discounted flights and hotels from StudentUniverse plus free premium customer support with every booking (a $7.95 value)

Prime Student subscribers also have access to these ongoing exclusive offers for college students, including:

Showtime for 99 cents per month for up to one year (reg. $10.99 per month)Epix, Allblk, Lifetime Movie Club, and more channels for 99 cents each per month (reg. up to $10.99 per month)Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents per month (reg. $7.99 per month with Prime)Two months of Kindle Unlimited for free (normally 30 days free)Up to 90% off college textbooks, which can be traded for an Amazon Gift Card laterPrime Student (medium)

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