If you are in the market for money-saving methods as a college student at University of the Cumberlands, we have you covered. Start with the way you pay for in-dorm entertainment, including music and videos. You can get deep discounts as a college student that help you save money on the essentials. You also save time when you have easy access to the tools you need—whether it be pantry ingredients or books for class. See how these student discounts and bundles stack up in comparison to what you need for your college days at Cumberlands.

1. Amazon Prime

Students are eligible to receive Amazon Prime for half off at the price of $59 for the annual subscription. As an added bonus, you can also sign up for the music subscription, Amazon Music Unlimited, for just 99 cents. The way the Amazon Prime Student program works is by providing college students with six months of free two-day shipping and the other services.

After the six-month trial is over, students can continue receiving Amazon Prime for 50 percent off. This is a fantastic way to save money even if the subscription deal is short-run. Amazon Prime Student is just for college students. The benefits you get include:

  • Amazon Photos
  • Prime Delivery—Free two-day delivery
  • Prime Music—Access to 50 million songs
  • Prime Reading—Kindle Unlimited for millions of free eBooks including bestsellers and classics
  • Prime Video—Movie and TV channels

In addition, you get early access to deals just for students in college along with Prime exclusives. If you have Alexa, you have hands-free service as well with these Amazon products. That way you can easily listen to an audiobook for a class being read out loud to you while you make dinner in your dorm room.

You also save a ton of money and time on trying to get the items you need to be a successful student. Everything from toilet paper to dorm-style decor can be shipped right to an Amazon locker near you. If you are looking for a way to get used textbooks and clothes, try the rental services at Amazon. For textbooks, you can rent in paperback and hardback, as well as electronically.

Amazon also has a newer service called Prime Wardrobe. This service allows you to physically try on more than one size of an item including jeans, shirts and shoes before you buy them. This makes shopping for back-to-school clothes and shoes, particularly sporting goods or specialty outfits, a breeze.

2. Microsoft Office

As a college student, you need to have access to a document processing program. You can register for Microsoft Office 365 for students for free. This gives you several pieces of valuable software to help you manage class projects, exam prep and school communications. With a free download of Office 365 students receive the following tools:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Teams
  • Word

Plus, if you are getting ready to graduate from college, you can continue using Office 365 as Office 365 Personal. The price is just $1 a month with a LinkedIn Premium Career Subscription.

3. YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium, formerly YouTube Red, gives you unlimited access to YouTube Music Premium and Google Play Music. A subscription to YouTube Premium is $6.99 a month for students.

Why should you consider streaming YouTube when you could watch the videos for free? For starters, ads. Save time on those ads and reduce the risk of marketing ploys with ads that leave you running to the store for a new item. This service is good across YouTube Music and YouTube Gaming, and you get access to those programs ad-free.

You can also save videos via download to watch without access to the internet. Great for video viewing on the go, this will save you time if you are restricted on download speeds in your dorm room or residence. Just download videos in the library where you have fast speeds and watch at home. Plus, you prevent binging on videos when you are restricted to the number of videos you have downloaded. This is an ideal technique for college students who are trying to effectively budget their study time.

4. Spotify Premium

Typically, Spotify Premium costs subscribers $9.99 per month. However, with a student discount, you are eligible to pay only $4.99 a month. This gives you the Spotify Premium Student subscription, which allows you to download as much ad-free music as your device storage can hold. That means you can listen without internet service. That is great as a college student because you can listen on the go, such as in the library, dorm or vehicle.

The Premium subscription also comes with a Hulu and Showtime subscription. If you are already subscribed to these streaming services and paying for them, you can greatly reduce your monthly expenses. At $4.99 per month, that saves students nearly $22 a month!

University of the Cumberlands is here to support your collegiate career goals. Located in Williamsburg, KY, we help our students get their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Study and learn from professors with real-world experience in their fields. Our school also works to provide competitive rates on tuition to save parents and students even more money.

Develop a sense of pride in your education with University of the Cumberlands staff supporting you and your academic goals. Find out today how UC can help you by contacting our admissions office to request info.