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Best college student discounts 2022: Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, and more

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The best college student discounts are available at Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, Dell, Samsung, and other retailers. Whether you want to refresh your laptop or stock up on school supplies, every dollar counts. 

In some instances, year-round student discounts are stackable with digital coupons — amounting to extra savings. One of the best ongoing college student discounts out there is Amazon's Prime Student membership service. It offers all the benefits of a standard Prime membership for half the price. 

Prime Student costs just $7.49 a month and includes a free 6-month trial for new members. Members save big on essentials like laptops, tablets and peripherals. Free same-day and one-day delivery options lets students get everything from cleaning supplies to backpacks with no minimum purchase. What's more, Prime Students get access to Showtime and Amazon Music Unlimited for just $.99 a month. 

Students, parents and teachers who prefer to go to the source can score education discounts directly from Apple and Samsung. The Apple Education Store nets you $100 in savings on an M2 MacBook. And for a limited time, you'll receive a free digital Apple gift card valued up to $150 when you purchase a MacBook from the Apple Education Store. Not to be outdone, Samsung's Education Offers Program (opens in new tab) nets students and educators up to 30% off select Galaxy laptops, tablets, smartphones, and more.

College students, parents, and educators alike will benefit from the savings of retail student discounts. From Amazon's Prime Student deals to Samsung's Education Store, here are the best college student discounts from select retailers.

Best college student discounts 

Amazon student discounts

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Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial (opens in new tab)
Prime Student is Amazon's affordable membership service for actively enrolled college students. It costs just $7.49 a month, which is half the price of a standard Prime account. Students get all the perks of Prime like free same-day delivery, access to exclusive deals and discounts on Amazon Music and Video streaming services. 

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Amazon Music Unlimited for Students: 99 cents per month (opens in new tab)
Prime Student members can get Amazon Music Unlimited, the premium subscription tier of Amazon Music for just 99 cents per month. Even better, Prime Students can listen to the highest-quality streaming audio of Amazon Music HD at no extra cost. 

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Prime Video Channels: 99 cents/month for up to 12 months (opens in new tab)
Amazon Prime Student membership holders can now expand their viewing library for less. Add channels like Showtime, Epix, Allblk, Sundance Now, and more for just 99 cents per month each for up to 12 months. Normally, these channel cost $3.99 to $10.99 month

Apple student discounts

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Apple Student Discounts: MacBooks from $899 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
Apple offers education pricing on MacBooks starting from $899. For a limited time, you'll get free AirPods when you purchase a MacBook or iPad for college. College students, parents, faculty members, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels are eligible for Apple's education discounts. 

Best Buy student discounts

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Best Buy Student Discounts: up to $500 off select laptops (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's student hub includes a college checklist and deals on laptops, tablets, headphones, storage and more. Browse Best Buy's tech for school (opens in new tab) checklist with everything you need from computer desks to protective blue light glasses. 

Dell student discounts

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Dell Student Discounts: save up to $200 @ Dell
(opens in new tab)Save on laptops, monitors, and accessories at Dell. Students can take advantage of Dell's trade in program (opens in new tab) to upgrade to the latest devices. Students save an additional 10% off select dell products. 

Microsoft student discounts

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Microsoft Student Discounts: up to 10% off for students and parents (opens in new tab)
Microsoft offers students, parents and educators a 10% discount on select products. Save on Surface laptops and accessories like the Surface Laptop Go, Surface Pro X, Surface Signature Type Covers, Surface Pen and more. 

Lenovo student discounts

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Lenovo Student Discounts: extra 8% off sitewide @ Lenovo (opens in new tab)
Students, teachers and parents can take an extra 8% sitewide on select Lenovo products. Save big on the brand's ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion and IdeaPad. Register now at Lenovo to save on back to school laptops, tablets and peripherals. Once verified, your student discount will automatically appear in your shopping cart.

Razer student discounts

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Razer Student Discounts: up to 20% off @ Razer (opens in new tab)
Students who register for Razer's Student Education program receive up to 20% off Razer gear. Save on Razer PC components, laptops, monitors and gaming chairs. 

Samsung student discounts

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Samsung Student Discounts: save up to 30% off Samsung (opens in new tab)
Samsung's Education Offer Program lets students, parents and educators save an extra 15% on select Samsung products. On already discounted items, this can amount to up to 30% off laptops, tablets, smartphones, monitors, and more. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.