Students, teachers, lecturers and those who work for an educational institution (school, university or college) can save money on a new Mac, MacBook or iPad purchase via the Apple Education Store. Apple announces good news for students: offer discount on these Apple devices. Apple offers discounts to qualifying students and those who work in educational institutions all year round.
In this article we will explain who qualifies and how much the Apple education discount is before explaining how to shop at the Apple Education Store and get a student discount from Apple. Students are a big market for Apple, which is why it has a separate education store that offers hefty discounts on Mac computers and iPad tablets and sometimes gives away products like AirPods as an incentive for customers.
Most Apple customers aren’t aware of the Apple Education Store, or don’t think the discount applies to them. But this is a mistake, because Apple throws the education net quite wide, and there’s a good chance you qualify if you are enrolled in a higher education course, or if you work in a school, college or university. If you’re already at University, or have been offered your place, then you should ensure that you make use of Apple’s student discount.
You can save hundreds on a Apple devices MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro or Mac mini at Apple’s UK Education Store, US Education Store, CA Eductation Store or AU Education Store. Before we begin though, you might be interested to know that between June and October each year in the northern hemisphere, and between January and March in the southern hemisphere, Apple runs a promotion for students, usually offering a free pair of AirPods with qualifying purchases from the Apple Education Store.
Another thing you need to know: in January 2022 Apple changed the US Education Discount Store to require validation from UNiDAYS before students can get a discount. There was some backlash following this move though and Apple did eventually remove the requirement, meaning that it is still possible for non-students in the US to avoid the validation step, as per this Reddit post. But Apple is likely to implement this validation step in the future. UK students already have to go via UNiDAYS (or Student Beans).
Here is Apple student discount
Apple doesn’t offer a single, universal discount. It sets different prices for each product range. The discounts are only currently available for Apple devices iPads and Mac computers (iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini). We’ll look in more detail at each product category below. Unfortunately there are no discounts on the iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods or HomePods, or on accessories or software for these items.
How much can students save on Macs and MacBooks
You can save hundreds on a iPad, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro or Mac mini from the UK Apple Education Store, the US Education Store, the CA Education Store or the AU Education Store. Apple’s Pro Display XDR is also available at a discount, so there are some huge savings to be had.
Big discounts on the entry-level Macs, there are bigger discounts on the more expensive models:
In the US, these are the discounts you’ll find on Macs:
-M1 MacBook Air: Usually $999 for M1 model, students pay: $899. $100 off.
-M2 MacBook Air: Usually $1,199, students pay $1,099 for students. $100 off.
-13in M2 MacBook Pro: Prices start at $1,299, student prices from: $1,199. $100 off.
-24in iMac: Prices start at $1,299, student prices from: $1,249. $50 off.
-Mac mini: Prices start at $699, student prices from: $649. $50 off.
In the UK the discounts are as follows:
-M1 MacBook Air: Usually £999 for M1 model, students pay: £899. £100 off.
-M2 MacBook Ai: Usually £1,249, students pay £1,149 for students. £100 off.
-13in M2 MacBook Pro: Prices start at £1,349, student prices from: £1,249. £100 off.
-24in iMac: Prices start at £1,249, student prices from: £1,124. £125 off.
Mac mini: Prices start at £699, student prices from: £649. £50 off.