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Apple student discount: Everything you need to know in 2022

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Looking for an Apple Student discount? You've come to the right place. If you're on the lookout for some tip top Apple deals as a student, then this is the guide for you. Apple has a load of savings on a number of its top-selling products for students, so you can buy the equipment you need, without breaking the bank. You can save big money on products such as the newest MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and apps. Loving the sound of the deal already? Well, the fun doesn't stop there. Yep, if you sign up today for an Apple Music student subscription, then you can actually get two month free of Apple TV – how great is that?

When it comes to how much you'll save, there is no set amount but you can expect to be knocking roughly 10 per cent off the full price of Apple products. And while that doesn't sound like a lot of money, we can assure you that the savings definitely add up. But if you're still not satisfied with the Apple Student discounted price, then just make sure you check out our Apple deals page too. 

In our super useful guide to all things Apple student discount, we will walk you through how exactly to get your savings and who is eligible for the discount (because it's not just students). However, if you read on and soon realise that you aren't eligible for the student discount, then don't fret, because we have plenty of bargains for you over on our roundups of the best MacBook Pro deals, best iPad deals and iPhone 13 deals.

What's the best part of the Apple student discount, we hear you ask? The marvellous thing about the discount is that it applied to all of Apples brand spanking new products. It means that you can save money on everything from the 2022 iPad Air to the Mac Studio which is fully equipped with the powerful M1Max or M1 Ultra chip (you can read a little bit more about what that means for you and your work over on our Mac Studio review). 

But if you finally get to the Apple store and can't decide which product is best suited to your needs, then we can help you out. Here at Creative Bloq, we are jam-packed full of different Apple reviews that'll help you to decide. Why not check out our Apple iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) review? Or perhaps you're looking for a MacBook, in which case, make sure you check out our Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review

Just scroll down to sink your teeth into some delicious Apple bargains...

Apple student discount deals: US

Apple student discount deals: UK

Who is eligible for an Apple student discount?

01. Further or higher education students

If you're 16 or older and are enrolled in further or higher education (like college or university) and you have a valid student ID, then you're eligible for the Apple student discount – yep, it's seriously that simple. As soon as you enrol at your sixth form, college or university, you can sign up to get the discount.

02. Parents of students 

Apple was even kind enough to extend the Apple student discount to the parents of those students who are eligible for the deal. That means you can save money when buying an Apple product for your child. Remember though, you can't also get the deal if you're purchasing a device for yourself. 

03. People working in education

If you've got this far and you're not a student or a parent, but you work in education then you're in luck. Any member of staff that work at colleges, sixth forms or universities (public or private) is also able to sign up for the discount. To claim your Apple student discount, you'll have to provide some documents that prove where you work. Even those of you working for the PTA or PTO can get on board. 

How to get an Apple student discount

We know it's hard to believe, but you don't have to be a student to get a discount. The Apple student discounts are available for pretty much anyone in the education industry, like teachers, education workers, parents, school board members and PTA members. All you have to do is visit the Apple Store for Education and then verify your credentials – how easy is that?

However, how you actually get your discount varies depending on where you are located. In the USA, just head over to the US Apple Store for Education (opens in new tab) (ideally use your university network for this part), and follow the steps to choose your items. It might also be helpful to have your proof of eligibility to hand when signing up. You might not need your proof, but it's good to have it just in case. 

Over in the UK, it's (unfortunately) not as simple. To get your student discount, head over to the UK Apple Store for Education (opens in new tab) where you can sign up online via the student discount website Unidays (opens in new tab). Unidays is free, but you will need to provide some details about your course and university, to make sure your account gets verified. 

Sounding like it's all a bit too much? Don't worry, if you call Apple, chat online or in-store with a member of the Apple staff, then they might be able to help you out.

What products does the discount apply to?

If you're looking for a Mac, then the Apple Student Discount applies to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13-inch), MacBook Pro (16-inch), iMac and iMac Pro, as well as the Mac Pro and the Mac mini. Meanwhile, if you're on the hunt for iPad, you'll find an Apple Student discount on the iPad Pro and iPad Air, as well as the iPad and the iPad mini.

The big news right now is that you can get an Apple student discount on select Mac computers (iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini) and iPads (iPad Air and iPad Pro). You can save up to $200 / £280 on a Mac and up to $100 / £80 on an iPad.

The other big Apple student discount at the moment is on Apple Music. This one's a bit simpler: a straightforward 50 per cent off, which means you pay $4.99 / £4.99 per month rather than the normal $9.99 / £9.99 per month for up to 48 months.

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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