Money is scarce for many college students, so finding ways to save is key. Many merchants offer discounts aimed at students, whether on clothes, electronics, books, or even movie tickets, although they're not always easy to find. Here are 46 discounts that can help college students save on the things they need and want while hitting the books and getting a degree.
46 Student Discounts for Back-to-School
Banana Republic gives a 15 percent discount to students on full-priced attire for men and women in-store only. Register through the Banana Republic website.
Through the free UniDays student discount program, students can receive 20 percent off full-price Levi's apparel on specific days throughout the year. Students also receive a one-time discount of 15 percent toward their next purchase after becoming a member of UniDays.
With a valid student ID, students can save 15 percent off purchases of regular-priced merchandise at the Limited.
Students can enjoy a 20 percent discount in-store and online on both regular-priced and sale items at this clothing retailer.
Goodwill offers a 20 percent discount every Tuesday to students who show a valid student ID at checkout.
The casual and professional clothing retailer provides a 15 percent discount to college students with valid ID on full-price items at J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and J.Crew Mercantile stores. This offer is not available online.
College students enjoy 15 percent off regular-priced Madewell clothing with valid student ID.
Urban Outfitters is another retailer with a student discount available through UniDays, offering members 10 percent off.
Students who shop at Original Penguin automatically save 10 percent on online purchases after registering through UniDays.
Apple offers students discounted prices on a range of Mac computers and iPads for school, in addition to student financing options and discounts on AppleCare protection plans. Apple is also giving students who purchase eligible Macs, iPads, and iPhones a free pair of Beats headphones through Sept. 5.
Adobe offers discounts on monthly plans that include access to all its applications, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. The All Apps plan is available to students at more than 60 percent off, for $20 monthly. Additionally, Adobe offers the Photography plan, which consists of Photoshop CC and Lightroom for $10.
Many YMCAs across the country feature fitness facilities and programs at a discount for students.
Exhibitions at this flagship Miami museum focus on modern and contemporary art and "highlight Miami's diverse community and pivotal geographic location." Students can save $4 off the $16 admission with a valid ID (or take advantage of free admission on the second Saturday of the every month).
An easy walk or trolley ride from the nearby Auraria Campus, Denver Center offers several ways for students to save, including $16 advance tickets through the center's website, student matinees, and $10 night-of-performance tickets. Note: Student discounts typically aren't available for Broadway performances.
The largest art museum in the western United States, Los Angeles County Museum of Art features nearly 130,000 objects on display. Students eager to take in all the museum has to offer can purchase an annual membership for $30 -- half off -- which provides unlimited general admission. (LACMA also offers free days on the second Tuesday of each month and certain federal holidays.)