.Edu email address benefits

If you don’t know by now there are many perks to having a .Edu email address, free software, movies, discount codes are just some of the things on offer.

But before we do a list of what you can get with one of these coveted email address maybe we should explain that .Edu email address are strictly speaking for students but, from our research, they have also become a much sort after item for students and non-students alike due to the quality of discounts available.

In fact, it’s not unusual after doing a quick search of Google to find plenty of places selling .Edu addresses at extremely minimal prices.  Is this right no, it’s not,  but at the same time we do feel there should be some kind of middle ground for say people who are unemployed or on low income so that they too can benefit from such discount schemes.

Not everyone gets to go to college or even wants to go to college but at the same time life is just as hard for those who are unemployed or on low income as it is for students even harder at times, should they not get the benefits of learning new skills from such discounted software?

Anyway I think I should end my rant, we all know the world is not fair place but I feel it’s why you will find .Edu email address for sale due to the high cost of some of the discounted software its probably the only way some people have of getting to use it.

So now let’s get back on topic and list some of the benefits you can get by having a .Edu address

GitHub student’s developer pack, this really is a great pack and probably one of the best ones out there it comes with the following

Bitnami: Offers the Business 3 plan for one year that typically cost $49 per month

Crowdflower: access to the Crowdflower platform

$50 Digital Ocean coupon. It will expire within 12 months of adding to your account – new account only.

GitHub: Offers unlimited private repositories while you are a student. Normally, GitHub charges $7 per month.

Hackhands: Live programming help available 24/7 Benefit $25 in platform credit

Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools: Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Community and the rest of Microsoft developer tools, while you are a student.

NameCheap.com: Offer one year .ME domain name registration that costs $18.99 per year – and one year SSL certificate that costs $10 per year

SendGrid: Offers the Student plan with 15,000 free emails per month, while you are a student.

Stripe: Benefit Waived transaction fees on first $1000 in revenue processed

Travis CI: Access the Private builds that charge you $69 per month, while you are a student.

Unreal Engine while you’re a student:

A complete suite of game development tools for PC, console, mobile, web and VR

Amazon Student Pack:

Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime

Prime includes popular movies and TV shows

Top deals for Students on electronics, school supplies and more

Original audio series from Audible

Free unlimited photo storage


It’s an online music and video streaming service in the US. You can grab a 50% discount on the Premium plan for students that costs you $4.99 per month.


LastPass offers six months of the LastPass Premium for any users with a .EDU email address.

Newegg Premier

Grab one year of Newegg Premier that costs you $50. Just sign up Newegg Premier account with your student email account.

Microsoft DreamSpark

Grab Microsoft DreamSpark with plenty of useful software and Microsoft Office 365 subscription for free.


You will help yourself saving a lot of money by using the .EDU email address to purchase products from Apple. There are changes to save up to $200 on Apple computers.


Many software and apps are available through Autodesk.com for students. Simply sign up an account with your .EDU email address and then just download them for free.

These are just some of the benefits available


If you really feel you could benefit from having one of these address then our advice is to go the whole hog and check out some college courses there is such a huge choice out there today even ones online you are sure to find something that fits.

The benefits are just that, benefits, and while they are great to have, if you don’t learn how to use them they will just be glorified perks.