This List of Student Discounts Could Change Your Life. Share It With Anyone Still In School!
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It's a wonderful time to be a student. From sleeping until noon to spending the rest of your time debating different TV shows with friends in the school cafeteria, there's little to give you stress beyond doing your homework and studying for your exams. That is, if it were not for your student loans. With more than 19 million students currently enrolled in higher education institutions across the US, a considerable percentage will soon need to pay back all of the money they or their parents borrowed in order for them to attend school.


It's a harsh reality to face, but that is why our team at MOGUL is here to help you. We've pulled together the ultimate list of all the hidden student discounts out there, in order to help you make the most of your student status now. So pull out your Student ID, and scan the list below in order to start saving thousands of dollars now. While a number of these target college students, those in high school should feel free to give these a try as well since the discount may apply. If this helps you in any way, please share with others as well! If you know of any others not listed here, feel free to add them to the Comments section below.




  • Academic Superstore: Academic Superstore offers a variety of discounts for students on software from Adobe, Microsoft, Corel, and more.
  • Adobe: This design software leader has special pricing for both students and teachers, discounting many of their popular programs by as much as 80% off retail.
  • Apple: Apple offers a new back-to-school discount each year. This year, Apple is including a $100 App Store gift card with the purchase of a Mac, and a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone.
  • Corel: Corel offers special prices on many of their software packages.
  • Dell: Students will receive a $200 promo card with the purchase of select PCs $699 or more. These promo cards expire within 90 days.
  • Fujitsu: Students who order over the phone can receive a 5% discount.
  • HP: HP has really scaled back their discount offer for students this year. They're offering various discounts up to $400 on laptops, PC's, and accessories, plus free shipping.
  • Inkjet Willy: Save 10% on remanufactured and compatible ink and toner with coupon code WILLY10.
  • JourneyEd: JourneyEd specializes in saving students money on software, including programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Find them at significantly reduced prices.
  • Lenovo: Receive up to 35% off select computers.
  • Microsoft: This year, Microsoft is offering 10% off their touchscreen PCs as well as a free copy of Office 365 University with the purchase of select models.
  • Norton Software: Most universities require students to obtain virus protection to access the school's network. If your school doesn’t provide the software, students receive up to 50% off some of Norton's most popular products.
  • Sony: The Sony Education Store offers a variety of discounts and promotions, allowing students to save up to 10% at checkout.





  • AMC Theatres: On Thursdays, you can get discounted tickets with a student ID.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Students can get a one-year membership for just $50 at The Art Institute of Chicago. It comes with benefits like free admission, a 10% Museum Store discount and invitations to member events.
  • Carnegie Hall, New York: This legendary venue offers Student Rush Tickets for $10 at the box office only. Eligible performances are announced up to two weeks in advance. They may also offer student subscriptions at $15 per ticket for anyone with a student ID, though please check first to ensure this discount still applies.
  • Cinemark: Cinemark has more than 30 theaters in 12 states offering discounted movie tickets with a valid student ID.
  • Denver Art Museum: Students pay $2 to $3 less for admission to the Museum.
  • Houston Ballet: Student Rush Tickets are available from the Houston Ballet for just $10 during the 90 minutes before a performance. They’re not available for all performances, so make sure to check before heading out.
  • The Lincoln Center, New York: The Lincoln Center takes up more than 16 acres of New York City and is considered one of the leading performance centers in the world. With a student ID, you can find discounts at all of their venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the Lincoln Center Theatre.
  • Madam Tussaud's: Receive a 15% discount on admission to all American locations of this fabled wax museum.
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra: Student Rush Tickets are available one hour before select performances for just $5. You can purchase regular tickets in advance for half-price with a student ID.
  • The Metropolitan Opera: New York's renowned operal company offers special discounts to students, as well as invitations to special events.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York: Regular Adult Admission at the Museum of Modern Art costs $25, but with a valid student ID the cost drops to just $14.
  • Museum of Science, Boston: During back-to-school time, the Museum of Science in Boston usually hosts a College Night where students can get free admission to the exhibit halls with a valid ID.
  • New England Aquarium: Students receive a small discount on regular admission at this popular aquarium.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: College Day on the Parkway is an annual event hosted by the museum and the City of Philadelphia. Several cultural institutions around the city open their doors to students free of charge. Check out all of the attractions by jumping on one of the free shuttles.
  • Redbox: This one isn’t a student only discount, but it is still extremely useful for students so we're including it here. Get a free one-day rental from Redbox when you create a new account or “like” them on Facebook.




  • Amazon: The Amazon Student program is free to join and includes six months of free two-day shipping as well as email alerts. You can also elect to pay $39 for an annual membership that includes the shipping benefits, plus access to thousands of streaming videos.
  • Sam's Club: Buying in bulk with roommates saves money, but the Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership can save you even more. In addition to discounted membership, you get a $15 gift card for signing up. 
  • New York Times: The New York Times offers discounted subscriptions for students. The savings depend on what level of service you select.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Students can get a subscription to the Wall Street Journal for 75% off regular rates. This includes print, mobile, and online content.



  • Ann Taylor: Show your student ID and get 20% off full-priced purchases at Ann Taylor stores.
  • Banana Republic: There is an Education Discount for both teachers and students. With a valid ID, you can get 15% off full-priced purchases. 
  • Barnes & Nobles: Find a variety of discounts on new and used textbooks, as well as textbook rentals.
  • Club Monaco: With ID you can save 20% on your entire purchase, and the discount is applied to both regular and sale items.
  • Goodwill: Show your student ID and you can get 10% off. Check first with your local location.
  • J. Crew: There’s a 15% student discount at J. Crew on regularly priced merchandise. The savings can only be applied to in-store purchases.
  • Jo-Ann: Register for the Jo-Ann Student Discount Program and receive a 10% discount on every purchase every day.
  • Kenneth Cole: Take 20% off full-price, in-store purchases with student ID.
  • Medelita: Saving on scrubs is especially important for medical students. The Medelita Student Discount Program provides 15% or more off lab coats and scrubs.
  • Madewell: Madewell offers a 15% discount at all of their stores with a student ID.
  • Sally Beauty Supply: Beauty-school students can sign-up for the Sally Beauty Student Discount Card to get reduced pricing on most products.
  • ShoeBuy: Get 10% off plus using coupon code SHOEBUY.



Most of the below nationwide chains let the individual franchise owners make the decision about whether or not to offer student discounts. Though none of these can be guaranteed, here are the discounts we uncovered and were most often reported by students throughout the country. To ensure the discount is offered, call and ask your local store.

  • Arby's: 10% off your total Arby's purchase with a valid student ID.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 10% off your total Buffalo Wild Wings purchase with a valid student ID.
  • Burger King: Receive 10% off your total Burger King purchase with a valid student ID.
  • Chick-fil-A: Receive a free drink with each Chick-fil-A purchase when you show your valid student ID.
  • Chipotle: Receive a free drink from Chipotle with purchase and a valid student ID.
  • Dairy Queen: The official Dairy Queen site encourages franchise owners to offer a discount. The most common seems to be 10% off total purchase with a valid student ID.
  • International Student Identity Card: This card is a useful ally for students both abroad and at home. Any full-time student over the age of 12 can pick one up. Their website claims you can use the card for 40,000 discounts in 125 countries. 
  • Jiffy Lube: Get $10 or 10% off your total Jiffy Lube bill when you present a valid student ID.
  • McDonald's: 10% off your total McDonald's purchase with a valid student ID.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill: On Wednesday's, the restaurant offers a $7 special for a drink and a side plus your choice of either 2 tacos, a burrito, or a quesadilla. Check first with your local location to ensure the discount applies in your area.
  • Qdoba: Free drink with a Qdoba purchase and a valid student ID.
  • Student Advantage Card: Both part-time and full-time students over the age of 16 are eligible to purchase a card. The annual cost is $22.50 and it can be used at dozens of national brands, as well as thousands of local businesses.
  • Subway: Get 10% off your total Subway purchase with a valid student ID.
  • Waffle House: 10% off your total purchase with a valid student ID.




  • Allstate: Allstate offers a car insurance discount of up to 20% off for full-time students under the age of 25. Contact your local agent for more details.
  • CoachUSA / ShortLine: The discount on bus fare from CoachUSA and Shortline makes heading home for the weekend more affordable. They offer 15% off tickets originating in or going to the city shown on your student ID.
  • Esurance: They offer a car insurance discount to full-time students under the age of 25 who maintain a “B” average. With a clean driving record, Esurance will lower premiums every six months.
  • Eurail: Look into getting a Eurail Youth Pass if you’re a student abroad in Europe. You can save an average of 35% off the regular Adult Fare.
  • Farmers' Insurance: Full-time students under the age of 25 with qualifying grades are eligible for the Farmers Student Discount.
  • Geico: Full-time students between ages of 16 and 25 can get up to 15% off Geico car insurance when they maintain a “B” average or better.
  • General Motors: GM is offering college students and recent grads preferred pricing on most of their vehicles. Click the link above to get more details about how much you can save over the Manufacturer’s Standard Retail Price.
  • Global Auto Transportation: If the trek to school is too far for your car to handle, you can always consider getting it shipped. With proof of enrollment, Global Auto Transportation gives college students 10% off.
  • Greyhound: Save 20% on unrestricted tickets to thousands of locations. Save 40% on package shipping through Grehyound PackageXpress. May require Student Advantage Card.
  • New Jersey Transit: Numerous colleges participate in the N.J. Transit University Partnership Program. Click the link above to see if your school is on the list. If it is, you can save 25% on monthly passes.
  • Rail Europe: This European train-ticketing service provides varying discounts for those 16 to 25 years of age.
  • State Farm: State Farm has a Good Student Discount that varies depending on where you live. To get more details, check with a local agent.
  • Travelers' Insurance: There are a couple discounts for students from Travelers. The first is the standard Student Discount for maintaining at least a “B” average. They also have a Student Away at School Discount for parents with dependents attending school at least 100 miles away.



  • CorePower Yoga: Full-time students can save $90 on a 3-Month Unlimited membership at CorePower Yoga studios throughout the country.
  • College New England Pass: Pick up a College New England Pass to enjoy discounted skiing and no blackout dates all season long at Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain.
  • D.C. United: The storied MLS franchise has a few College Nights throughout the season. Order tickets with your .edu email address before game day and get discount sideline level seats.
  • Eastern Mountain Sport: If you live in one of the 12 states with an Eastern Mountain Sports retail location, your student ID will get you 20% off regularly priced EMS brand items, and 15% off full-price national brand products.
  • New York Mets: Students can get tickets for just $10 with a valid ID.
  • Ski Colorado College Pass: For a low price, you can get unlimited skiing at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain all season long.
  • Washington Wizards Student Rush: On the day of the game, students can buy upper-level tickets that include a Chick-fil-A meal coupon for just $15. Lower level seats are also available for $45.
  • Washington Nationals: Check out this talented team with 25% off tickets priced $25 or less. Tickets must be purchased from the box office on gameday.


  • AT & T: AT&T offers a discount for students at participating schools. Speak with a customer-service representative.
  • Sprint: After speaking with a customer-service representative at Sprint, they confirmed they do have a student discount, but it varies by school. The standard appears to be 10% off your total monthly bill.
  • T-Mobile: T-Mobile also has a student discount for participating schools. Their customer service department said the going rate is 6% off your total monthly bill.
  • Verizon: Depending on what school you attend, you may be eligible for a discount on your monthly bill from Verizon.



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