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Freebies and Discounts for Students

College is expensive, but software doesn’t have to be. With your .edu email address, you have access to a variety of free and discounted software. The following is a list of apps and software that may prove useful in your studies that you can use your email address to get for free or for a discount.

  • Autodesk: if you’ve taken an engineering, architecture, design, or animation class, you’ve likely come across or used Autodesk before. Autodesk software is free for students
  • Adobe: while still relatively expensive ($19.99/month), Adobe offers 60% off for students. Get the full suite of Adobe products, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Office 365: if you’re tired of using google docs, sheets, and slides for everything, you may be happy to hear that you can get the whole Microsoft Office suite of products for free with your student email
  • Evernote: while Evernote’s basic plan is always free, the premium plan—which includes pdf annotation, email integration, and 10 GB of cloud storage—is 50% off for students. Start taking notes in a whole new way.
  • WolframAlpha: WolframAlpha is every math student’s savior. With the Pro plan, you can get access to step-by-step solutions and practice problems with hints for $4.75/month.
  • Rosetta Stone: though Rosetta Stone offers a general 10% off for students, you can get it for free through the Language Resource Center. Start learning a language now, and stop by the Language Resource Center in Ciruti Room 6 for additional language learning resources!
  • Apple Pro Apps: while still pricy, if you’re looking ahead to a career in multimedia, you may be thinking about investing in Apple Pro Apps such as Final Cut Pro. The full suite of Apple Pro Apps is 68% off for students ($199.99, versus the standard $629.99)

As a Mount Holyoke student, you also have access to the Smith College Computer Store, where you can shop for discounted hardware, including Apple and Dell computers.

Looking for something more specific, and wondering if you can get a student discount on it? Try Mount Holyoke’s Academic Software Hub; shop for various products through the site at discounts. You can also try OnTheHub, where you can shop for more deals you may be eligible for.



Sources: The Leading / Zapier / Wallet Hacks (try these links for other things you can use your student email for discounts on, such as clothing!)

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