According to collegedata.com, the conservative price for a public university education last year was roughly $23,000, while the conservative cost of attending a private university rose to over $46,000. After facing the news of expected tuition price increases yet again this year, students and parents will be looking even harder for ways to save on other college-related expenses they can control.
One of the next biggest expenses for college students is computer equipment. Today’s college students can’t get far without a desktop, laptop, or notebook to help them study, complete assignments, and conduct research. In response, many big-name brands, recognizing both the overwhelming tuition burden and market opportunity, have once again laid out a plethora of their best deals and discounts for the 2015 school year. Here is a summary of the best of them.
Unique Deals and Offers
- Apple, Inc., which regularly extends a student discount on its computers and laptops as well as a student payment plan option, is currently offering a free set of Beats Solo2 headphones with student purchases of either an iMac, MacBook model, or iPad. Students will save up to $200 on a desktop or laptop, and up to $20 on an iPad. But, as they say, hurry — the deals only last until September 18.
- Not to be outdone, software giant Microsoft is offering up to $300 off its Surface 3 Tablet plus a 3-month free subscription to Now TV, in addition to 10% discounts on many other PCs, laptops, and software, including Office 365 University subscriptions. The deals run through the end of September and are also available at many electronics retailers.
- Amazon Student accounts will give you what equates to a 50% discount on Amazon Prime membership. Amazon also offers regular student discounts on numerous other computer brands sold on the site.
- Thanks to the Dell Student Computing Initiative, students can choose from at least 25 deals on P.C.s, laptops, and monitors, including a free 32” T.V. with the purchase of select systems $699 and higher. There doesn’t appear to be an end date with this offer, yet.
- Many students find it useful to have their own dorm room printer. Hewlitt-Packard offers up to 35% off printers to students who order from their site, in addition to other student store prices.
- Lenovo brand is showing themselves student-friendly with at least 24 offers of up to 30% off their tablets, desktops, and laptops, either direct or through one of their retailers such as Best Buy or Office Max.
- Design, graphics, and photography students who drool over pricey Adobe software will appreciate their offer of 65% off Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for students, including 2 months free.
Other Tech. Discounts
These aren’t the only technology discounts available to college students this fall, of course. Dozens of deals on electronics, apps, subscription services, and more are being offered at deeply discounted prices from brands at numerous retailers, including:
- Square Space
- Last Pass
Check into them right away if any of these student discounts have caught your interest, since offers may be available in limited quantities or expire soon. Student tuition costs may be rising, but these deep student discounts on electronics can help offset the increase in your educational expenses.