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Apple Student Discount

Apple Student Discount

Apple offers several student discounts and deals when shopping for a device for college. These deals offer instant savings on hardware, with a free pair of AirPods or even AirPods Pro 2 with a qualifying purchase of a Mac or iPad, but only during certain times of the year.

Shoppers should also pay attention to deals from Apple resellers, as many times limited-time specials and coupon savings meet or beat Apple's own prices, and inlcude discounts on AppleCare as well. These deals do not require a student to be enrolled in college, making it an easy way for parents to pick up a device that can be used by the entire family —   or even educators looking for learning tools within the classroom.

2024 Student Discounts

As back-to-school shopping heats up, so do the deals. Below is a comprehensive list of offers, many do not require student status. Wondering which Mac to buy? Check out our comprehensive MacBook buyer's guide for back-to-school.

Discounts are going on now on Microsoft Office. If you aren't eligible for the free version for students and educators, check out the offer below.

Adorama Coupon

Adorama discounts are open to all AppleInsider readers, regardless of student status. *Requires use of coupon code APINSIDER and this activation link.

  • Save $150 on the 2023 M3 14-inch MacBook Pro with promo code APINSIDER
  • MacBook Air: Save an extra $100 to $200 on M1 & M2 models, plus $20 off AppleCare, with promo code APINSIDER
  • Mac Studio: Save up to $200 on the powerful desktop Mac, plus $30 off AppleCare, with discount code APINSIDER
  • M3 iMac: Save $100, plus $30 off AppleCare, with coupon code APINSIDER
  • M2 iPad Pro: Save up to $100 on select 11-inch and 12.9-inch tablets, plus $29.01 off AppleCare, with promo code APINSIDER


Amazon Prime Student program is perfect for students heading back to class. From free food delivery to discounts on snacks and groceries, Prime Student offers an abundance of deals, with a free 6-month trial available to new members.

B&H EDU Advantage

B&H has partnered with Unidays to offer discounts on thousands of items for students and teachers, including Apple computers. It's free to sign up and the portal even offers expert help to pick out the best MacBook for education. Students can even use B&H Photo's Payboo Card to save on sales tax or secure special financing, and most orders even include free shipping. 

Aggressive B&H deals for AI readers:

  • Save $1,100 on a 16.2" M1 Max MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage
  • Save $300 on a mid 2022 13.3" M2 MacBook Pro with 24GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage
  • Save $1,400 on a 14" M1 Max MacBook Pro 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD storage
  • Take $200 off the new 14" M3 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage
  • Take $300 off the early 2023 14" MacBook M2 Pro with 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage

Best Buy

Best Buy also has a Student Deals membership program that's free to join and runs during the back-to-school shopping season each year. 2024 back-to-school deals can be found here.

Apple Student Discount

Save on a qualifying Mac or iPad with an education discount.

Current and newly accepted college students, as well as teachers and education staff at all levels, are eligible for the following deals:

Free Headphones

For years Apple has given student customers a free set of headphones with the purchase of an eligible device like an iPad or Mac. In previous years, Apple would even give students the choice between several different Beats by Dre headphones.

In 2021, Apple gave college students a free set of AirPods for buying an eligible device. These popular earbuds normally cost $159, or $199 with a wireless charging case.

Apple allows customers to upgrade from AirPods to AirPods Pro with a $90 upcharge as well.

In 2022, Apple changed the offer from free AirPods to a gift card valued at up to $150 with select Macs and iPads. In 2023, Apple reverted back to free AirPods with an eligible Mac or iPad purchase, with the deal ending March 13, 2023.

AppleCare+ Discounts

Exclusive AppleCare Savings at Adorama

AppleInsider readers can save on AppleCare at Adorama with coupon code APINSIDER when purchased with an eligible Apple product using these activation instructions.

  • Applecare for Apple Pro Display XDR: $100 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for 16-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2021): $80 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for M2 13-inch MacBook Pro: $50 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for M1 MacBook Air: $40 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for iMac: $30 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for Mac mini: $20 off with code APINSIDER
  • AppleCare for iPad mini: $12 off with code APINSIDER

Apple Student Discounts on AppleCare+

Students purchasing eligible products can get AppleCare+ at a 20% discount during Apple's 2024 Back To School promotion. This doesn't extend to other devices purchased that are not eligible for back-to-school discounts.

AppleCare+ acts as an extended warranty for devices, so if the device's screen breaks or case is damaged it can be repaired for a small service fee. Otherwise, out-of-warranty repairs can cost hundreds of dollars.

Students who want to take advantage of the 20% discount can only receive the discount during the Back To School promotion period. Even if the device remains eligible for AppleCare+ after the period ends, the discount will no longer be valid.

Education Prices

Outside of Apple's annual Back To School sale, the company offers standard discounts on its hardware. The discount varies from device to device and applies even when upgrades are made before purchase.



Student Media Services Discounts

Students can receive discounts on their Apple Music subscription as well. Qualifying students can attach their education discount to their Apple ID and pay only $4.99 per month for Apple Music.

Students who subscribe to Apple Music can also receive Apple TV+ for free as a limited offer. These are the single plans of the services and do not extend into a family group.

The student Apple Music pricing and free Apple TV+ last only as long as the Apple ID remains registered as a student account. If Apple ends the promotion, then the Apple student discount will only end once the subscription lapses.