Educational Discount at Software Retailers

Mary Gormandy White
Looking for software discounts?

Students and teachers can purchase some software at discount prices. Just be sure to shop with a retailer that offers an educational discount program and be prepared to provide documentation proving that you qualify for this type of special pricing.

Retailers Offering Discount Software for Students and Teachers

Here are six retailers where students and teachers can find the software they need for educational purposes at below-retail prices.

1. Academic Superstore

Academic Superstore - Serves students, parents, institutions, and charitable organizations. Carries an extensive software selection as well as other items including laptops, peripherals, and other gadgets.

  • Savings range from 50-75% off usual retail prices
  • Frequent bargain bin clearance sales
  • Authorization handled through e-mail
  • Accepts all major credit cards as well as PayPal
  • Free catalogs
  • High security standards/good privacy protection
  • Personalized customer service

2. Studica

Studica - A good software and technology product resource for students and teachers with a variety of deeply discounted titles.

  • Significant savings
  • Free catalogs
  • Free shipping on some titles
  • Academic status proof requirements vary by manufacturer
  • Accepts all major credit cards and PayPal
  • Telephone customer service available

3. Journey Education Marketing

Journey Education Marketing - Leading academic software seller offering thousands of products with educational discounts up to 75% off commercial list prices.

  • Free catalogs
  • Personalized customer service
  • Good availability of high-end product titles
  • Additional discounts on books, games, and hardware
  • Free with purchase offers
  • Low price guarantee
  • Good refund policy
  • Fast delivery

4. StudentDiscounts.com

StudentDiscounts.com - This academic software e-tailer carries a wide selection of the best titles, available at special educational pricing to students, teachers and schools.

  • Great selection of popular titles
  • Free postal shipping shipping on orders over $100
  • Faster shipping options available for a fee
  • Good refund policy
  • Ability to log in and check order status

5. Software King

Software King - Online marketplace for cheap software, with special pricing available to all customers, not just students and teachers. Discounts may at time exceed academic-specific programs.

  • No eligibility requirements
  • Fast and easy transactions
  • Legitimate software selection from the best sources
  • Security and satisfaction is guaranteed

6. Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft offers a number of deal for students starting with 10 percent of your order at the Microsoft store.

  • Free upgrade to the newest operating system (Windows 10 as o 2016)
  • 10 percent off Surface and accessories
  • Free OneNote
  • Free Office 365 Education for students at qualifying schools

Save Money on Software Needed for School

If you cannot find what you are looking for at one of the retailers described here, check with the manufacturer of the application you need; software manufacturers' websites often provide information on how to find educational discounts at software retailers for specific products. For example, Microsoft outlines all eligibility requirements and offers a helpful reseller locator so you can find stores near you.

Time spent researching discounts for software programs is time well spent. Don't pay full price for software when your educational status grants you access to software at greatly reduced prices.

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Educational Discount at Software Retailers