Spotify Student Discount

Last updated: September 1, 2016 - 10:11pm EDT

What is the Spotify Student Discount?

Education is the pathway to a brighter future, or so they say.  Therefore, Spotify wants to reward your hard work while studying by making it easy for you to enjoy your favourite music! 

If you're currently attending a registered college or university in the United States, then the cost of subscribing to Spotify Premium is cut in half!  That's right: you only pay $4.99 per month instead of the usual $9.99 per month (not including taxes)!

However, you have to fulfill three conditions to be eligible:

  • You must be using the United States version of Spotify.

  • You must sign up for a Spotify account with an email address from a registered college or university in the United States (i.e. one that ends in ".edu").

  • You must enter billing details for a payment method that originates in the United States.

In addition, you can't use this promotion in conjunction with any other discount or trial offer.  Sorry!

How to get the Spotify Student Discount

  1. Go to in your web browser.  If you're in the United States, Spotify should automatically detect this based on your computer's Internet address, and take you to the United States version of the website.  (If it doesn't, go to instead.)

  2. Scroll down the screen until you see "Student Discount", and then click Learn More beside it.

  3. On the next screen, click Get Premium.

  4. When you reach the log-in screen, click Sign Up beside "Don't Have an Account?"  Then, simply follow step 3 in our How to Sign Up for Spotify tutorial.  Just make sure to use your college-issued ".edu" email address!

  5. From here, just follow steps 4 and 5 of the "How to get a Spotify (almost) free trial" section in our How Much Does Spotify Cost article: fill in your credit card details (or select to pay through PayPal), and then click Start Premium.

You're all set up with Spotify Premium at half price!  Enjoy your music as you study!  And again, if you want to cancel Spotify Premium and go back to using the free version of Spotify, our How to Cancel Your Spotify Subscription tutorial has instructions for doing that.


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