How to Get an Apple Student Discount

Take advantage of Apple student deals on MacBooks and more

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Introduction

Apple has a reputation for making devices like laptops and tablets that are built to last, but that durability comes with a steep price. If you're a student, save money on products like MacBooks and iPads with an Apple student discount through UNiDAYS, or take advantage of Apple education pricing directly through the company.

Apple Education Pricing and Student Discounts are available to college students, educators, and even homeschool teachers.

A girl accesses the Apple student discount on her phone.
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Who Is Eligible for Apple Education Pricing?

Unlike most student discounts, Apple's education pricing is available to a wide range of students and educators across all grade levels. To qualify for Apple education pricing, you need to meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Newly accepted to a college or university
  • A teacher at any grade level
  • A homeschool teacher at any grade level
  • Faculty or staff at a school of any grade level

What Does Apple Education Pricing Get You?

Education pricing provides a small discount on most Apple products. Save on Apple's MacBook, iMac, and iPad lines, as well as some accessories and monitors. In some cases, more substantial discounts are available on specific products, such as Apple Music.

The Apple education pricing site shows the price you'll pay with the education discount, but it doesn't show the original price. To see how much you'll save on any given product, view that product in the Apple education store, check the same product in the regular Apple store, and then compare prices. For example, in the Apple Education Store, a basic 13-inch MacBook Air is listed at $899, while it's $999 on the regular Apple store online.

How to Get a Student Discount on Apple Products

Saving money through the Apple Education Store is a simple matter of shopping through the education store website instead of the regular online Apple store. You don't have to sign up for anything, you'll use your regular Apple account, and there's no upfront verification process.

Here's how to use Apple's education pricing:

  1. Navigate to the Apple Education Store.

    The Apple Education Store online portal
  2. Select the product line you're interested in.

    Products in the Apple Education Store
  3. Choose the product you want, then choose Select.

    Choose a product in the Apple Education Store
  4. Choose the options you want, then select Add to Bag.

    Customizing a MacBook air in the Apple Education Store
  5. Select Review Bag.

    Review your shopping bag in the Apple Education Store
  6. Select Check Out.

    Checking out of the Apple Education Store
  7. Choose your delivery method, enter your payment information, and complete the checkout process normally.

    While Apple doesn't verify your education pricing qualifications at the time of purchase, it occasionally performs audits. If you're unable to verify your enrollment, Apple reserves the right to charge your credit card for the difference between education and regular pricing on the items you purchased.

Who Is Eligible for the Apple Student Discount Through Unidays?

To qualify for Apple student discounts on UNiDAYS, you must meet a few basic requirements and prove your eligibility. You must be:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Able to access either a .edu email issued by your school or a credit card-style student ID from your school

UNiDAYS doesn't allow parents to sign up for their children. Students must sign up on their own, and they have to meed the age and enrollment requirements.

What Does the UNiDAYS Apple Student Discount Get You?

Apple student discounts on UNiDAYS vary based on the current offers. Coupon codes typically provide a flat discount on specific products, such as $200 off MacBooks, or it will share promotions already on Apple's website.

The availability and type of Apple student discounts found on UNiDAYS vary, so you will need to check back frequently to keep up on the latest offers.

How Does UNiDAYS Verify Student Enrollment?

Unlike Apple's Education Store, which doesn't immediately verify your qualifying status, UNiDAYS verifies your educational status upfront. You'll need to provide proof of enrollment before gaining access to discount offers.

UNiDAYS can automatically verify student enrollment at most four-year universities and colleges, and manual verification is available for many schools that aren't already in the system.

Other companies, including Dell, use UNiDAYS to offer discounts. Once you've signed up and verified your enrollment, take advantage of UNiDAYS student discount codes for hundreds of different companies.

How to Sign up for UNiDAYS and Find Apple Discounts

Here's how to sign up and get verified as a student on the UNiDAYS website and start taking advantage of Apple discounts. Set up your account on a Mac, PC, or portable device, such as a smartphone.

  1. Navigate to the UNiDAYS website and select Menu (three vertical lines) in the top-left corner.

    Select the Menu icon on the UniDays home page
  2. Select Join now.

    Select Join Now to create a UNiDAYS account
  3. Enter your email address, select a password, then select Join now.

    UNiDAYS sign-up process
  4. Enter your school information and select Continue.

    Unidays sign up process entering your school name
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the verification process. If you aren't able to verify automatically, or your school isn't listed, contact UNiDAYS for manual verification instructions.

How to Use Your Apple Student Discount Through Unidays

To get an Apple student discount through UNiDAYS, take a look at Apple's current offers. If you find one you want to use, UNiDAYS will either generate a coupon code for you to use on Apple's website, or the site will give you an activation link that automatically applies the promotion and takes you to Apple's website.

Here's how the process works:

  1. Navigate to the UNiDAYS Apple portal and browse the available offers.

    Go to the Apple portal on UNiDAYS
  2. Select Get Now on the offer you want.

  3. Select Redeem Code if there's a coupon code, or select Activate Promotion, which takes you directly to Apple's website with the discount automatically applied.

    Select Activate Promotion to apply the discount on the Apple Store

    The type of discount offer varies. Sometimes coupon codes will be available, and other times you'll be given the option to apply a discount.

  4. If there was a code to redeem, copy it, then select Launch Website. Apply the discount code during your regular checkout process on the Apple website.