See how you can get $50,000+ of free stuff from an .edu email

Prazol Bista
Dec 11, 2019 · 6 min read

Edu emails or student emails are basically those bcd@harvardcollege.edu.com or yourname@yourcollegename.edu.com.yourcountrycode email addressees that are often provided by a college or university when you enroll. Nowadays, most educational institution provides these kind of email facility to their students. Well, if your college provides one ,then this is a perfect article for you. And if you don’t have one, don’t worry! There are actually ways you can create one (search it on the web).

It’s a fact that students are always given a little or more discount when it comes to signing up for some kind of events or just paying a bus fare. What interest me as a student is the reasoning behind the amount of free stuff companies are able to put out for students (aside from positive publicity, of course 😃). I have made a list of only FREE stuff you can get through the .edu e-mail. Buckle up and let’s get started.

  1. GitHub Student Developer Pack

This pack is legit insane and you’re crazy if you don’t take the advantage.

Here’s a list of things you can get from it :

  • $15 Amazon AWS coupon
  • $50 Digital Ocean coupon. It will be expired within 12 months after adding to your account — new account only.
  • Bitnami: Offers the Business 3 plan for one year that typically cost $49 per month.
  • Crowdflower: access to the Crowdflower platform.
  • DNSimple: Offers the Personal hosted DNS plan for two years that typically charge $5 per month.
  • GitHub: Offers unlimited private repositories while you are a student. Normally, GitHub charges $7 per month.
  • $25 credit of HackHands, a live programming help that available 24/7.
  • A suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools: Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Community and the rest of Microsoft developer tools, while you are a student.
  • Cheap Domain Names — Buy Domain Names from $0.88 — Namecheap: Offer one year .ME domain name registration that costs $18.99 per year — and one year SSL certificate that costs $10 per year.
  • Orchestrate: Access to the Developer account that costs $49 per month, while you are a student. It’s a complete database portfolio, includes search, time-series events, geolocation, and graph queries through an API.
  • SendGrid: Offers the Student plan with 15,000 free emails per month, while you are a student.
  • Travis CI: Access the Private builds that charge you $69 per month, while you are a student.
I’m not 100% sure how they calculated it but GitHub says it so it must be true 😜

2. Amazon Student Pack

Amazon Prime Student is a Prime membership program created for college students. As a Prime Student member, you receive a six-month trial that includes Free Two-Day Shipping on over 50 million items, unlimited streaming of Prime movies and TV shows, access exclusive deals for students and unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos. While using the Amazon Prime student discount, you get access to all Prime’s features. There are no restrictions or limits.

3. Office 365

Grab a plenty of useful software for free. While signing up for Microsoft Office 365 Student edition using your .edu email address you will be getting a 1 TB of OneDrive Storage for FREE. OneDrive usually offers 10 GB of free storage to its every user. So now you see how much beneficial your .edu email address can prove for you.

4. Autodesk ( Good stuff for Engineering students )

With an .edu email, you can simply sign up for an account and get the software for free. Free software such as Fusion 360, AutoCAD, and Maya

5. Google Drive

You get to have unlimited google drive storage when you own a .edu email. f you don’t have an EDU email, Google’s top 30 TB package costs $6 per month. Keep in mind that if you lose access to your EDU email address, you will lose the benefit and return to the basic 15 GB plan. You would not lose access to your data, but you would need to download it and get your usage below the 15 GB limit before you could upload new data.

Note: You’re lucky if your college provides an edu email for alumni but if it doesn’t then ex-students might not be able to sign in to any Google products with that email

6. Student Beans

Free registration that verifies student status and allows participating retailers to generate a coupon code for the online discount.

7. Jet Brains
JetBrains
is a software development company whose tools are targeted towards software developers and project managers. With the EDU email, you’ll be provided a year long license.

The company offers an extended family of integrated development environments (IDE) for the programming languages Java, Kotlin, Ruby, Python, PHP, C, Objective-C, C++, C#, Go,[9] JavaScript and SQL.

8. Bitbucket

Store your classwork, distribute assignments, and collaborate on your code. Bitbucket Cloud offers free unlimited collaborators and free unlimited private repositories for all students and teachers.

9. Fetch Softworks (Mac Only)

Fetch is a reliable, full-featured file transfer client for the Apple Macintosh whose user interface emphasizes simplicity and ease of use.

10. LastPass Premium (6 months free)

LastPass is a password manager and when it comes to LastPass Premium there are plenty of perks like; 1 GB encrypted file storage, priority customer support, extra security with Premium two-factor authentication, desktop application logins, desktop fingerprint identification, an ad-free vault,etc.

11. RoboForm (1 year free)

Another password manager

12. The Washington Post

Get unlimited digital access with .edu e-mail address

12. UNiDAYS

Free registration that verifies student status and allows participating retailers to generate a coupon code for the online discount.

13. LucidChart

It is a well known web-based diagram based software using which you can create diagrams online and can make flow charts very easily. LucidChart is available to students and teachers for FREE.

14. Prezi ( Free14 day trial )

Prezi is a great way to impress your professor and keep the class interested, even if your subject matter is — through no fault of your own, of course — totally dry. And Prezi’s Edu Enjoy product is totally free to students.

15. Skillshare (Free for 2 months)

They have over 20,000 courses on pretty much any skill you would want to learn. If you can explain it using a video, Skillshare probably has a course on it. Normally, Skillshare offers free one-month trials of their premium service. But as a College Info Geek reader, you can get 2 months free when you sign up with the link below. After that, it’s $15/month ($8.25/month if you pay annually).

When you do the Math it’s a $50,000+ of free stuff you can get from a single edu email. If you’re big headed, you can also use it to further inflate as there are lots of free stuff for students online. Grab it when you still have it 😉