Spotify is one of the best music streaming services and you can get premium account half price if you qualify for a student discount. The Spotify Student Discount gives you a full premium account with no limits and also gives you access to all the extras currently on offer.

Who is eligible for the Spotify student discount?

The Spotify student discount requirements are very specific, so it’s easy to tell if you qualify or not. If you are currently enrolled in an accredited US IV college or university, and you are over 18 years old, then you qualify.

Four-year universities, community colleges, and other accredited institutions count as long as they are US Title IV accredited. If you are not sure if your school is eligible, you can use the site federal student aid, to check if it is accredited under Title IV.

If you have already signed up for a Spotify Premium subscription prior to enrolling in a qualifying school, you can still apply for a discount. If you are approved, you will see the discount reflected on your next subscription renewal.

What does the Spotify student discount get you?

The Spotify Student Discount gives you a premium Spotify plan for about half what everyone else is paying. This means you get full access to Spotify’s complete library of millions of songs, you can listen without any ad breaks, and you can even listen offline .

Depending on current offers, Spotify’s student discount may also provide you with additional services such as Hulu or Showtime, at no extra charge.

How does Spotify verify student registrations?

Spotify uses an identity verification service called SheerID to make sure you are actually registered where you say you are. It’s the same service that Amazon, the New York Times, Nike, and many other big companies use. So if you’ve already signed up for Amazon’s student discount, you’re ready to go for Spotify’s student discount.

When SheerID cannot automatically verify your registration, it allows you to upload supporting documentation. For this process to work, you’ll need to scan your student ID or make sure you have access to documents such as your current class schedule, or an official acceptance letter if you haven’t attended school yet.

How to sign up for a Spotify student discount

Signing up for a Spotify student discount is almost as easy as signing up for a full Spotify Premium account. The only difference is that you must provide some information that Spotify will use to verify your enrollment at the relevant educational institution.

  1. Switch to Spotify.com/us/student/ and press TO BEGIN .

    Screenshot of the Spotify Student landing page.
  2. Sign in to your Spotify account or click » Register for SPOTIFY», to create a new account.

    Screenshot of the Spotify login page.
  3. Enter your information and click VERIFY .

    Screenshot of the Spotify student verification page.

    You must be enrolled in the school you have selected on this page. If you do not, you will not be able to receive the student discount.

  4. If SheerID can verify that you are a student, you will be automatically verified. Enter your billing information to complete the registration process and you’ll be ready to start listening to your new Spotify account.

What to do if automatic verification fails

If you see a message that Spotify and SheerID were unable to verify your registration, it means that you need to manually upload some verification documentation. You can do this by going through the registration process and selecting the option for manual verification.

  1. Switch to Spotify.com/us/student/ and press TO BEGIN .

    Screenshot of a Spotify student landing page.
  2. Sign in to your Spotify account.

    Screenshot of the Spotify login page.
  3. Click Confirm manually .

    Screenshot of the Spotify student verification page.

    If the automatic check fails, do not click VERIFY at this step. Instead of this click Manually confirm which will allow you confirm your registration.

  4. Enter information and click » The next step» .

    Screenshot of the Spotify student verification form.
  5. Click Select a file .

    Screenshot of the Spotify student documentation upload form.
  6. Select registration confirmation and click » Open» .

    Screenshot of the Spotify verification process for students.

    Documents accepted include your newly issued student ID, official letter of acceptance, current class schedule, registration receipt, current transcript, or other school-issued documents that show your name and issue date within the last three months.

  7. Click «Choose File» to provide additional evidence, or click » Upload Document», to continue.

    Screenshot of the Spotify student discount check process.
  8. If your documents are successfully verified, you will be able to complete the registration process with the Spotify student discount. If this still doesn’t work, please contact Spotify Customer Support for further assistance in verifying your registration.

What happens to your student discount when you graduate?

The Spotify Student discount is only available if you are actually enrolled in an accredited school. If you have graduated or left school for any reason, you are no longer eligible for the discount.

The way Spotify enforces this policy is that they force you to check your eligibility every 12 months. When that time arrives, you will need to provide a current student ID, current class schedule, registration receipt, or other supporting documentation.

In the event that you are unable to verify your enrollment at the relevant institution, you will lose access to the Spotify student discount. At this point, you will have the option to pay the full price or cancel your Spotify subscription .

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