If you ever watch a back-to-school video on Youtube you will be surprised to see how many great laptops/ tabs there are in the market which actually doesn’t cost a lot. In most of those videos, you will also see the name of a MacBook/ iPad. But, Why?
A Macbook or an iPad isn’t particularly the most cost-effective option. Nor do the pack heavy-hitting performance like some Windows laptops in this segment. Yet, MacBooks/ iPads are considered one of the best back-to-school devices for their performance, versatility, compactness, and battery life.
Eventually, Apple itself sells a certified Apple Education Pack for students who want a Mac or iPad without having to spend much and, it’s a great package(in terms of value for money). So, in this article let us talk about Apple’s Education Pack, its contents, how to apple for one, etc.
Let us begin...
Who is eligible for this discount?
Students pursuing higher education
You must be at least 16 years old, enrolled in an accredited higher education institution such as a college or university, and have a valid student ID. Even if you are still in school, you may still be eligible for the Apple student discount.
You can also get the Apple student discount once you are accepted into your course. Listening to this news, I am sure most of the students are now praying to get admission soon.
Students are not the only ones who can enjoy an Apple student discount. If you are a parent who wants to learn new skills or pursue higher education to fill your free time then, you can also apply for an Education Package.
People working in the education sector/ industry
You can also get an Apple student discount if you work in the education sector. You can apply for an Apple student discount if you are employed at a public or private university or further education college. It doesn't matter if you are a lecturer or teacher; administrative staff can also apply.
Homeschool teachers who are currently members of a school board or service executives in a PTA (parent-teacher organization) are also eligible for the Apple Student Discount.
How to get the discount?
It doesn't matter if you are a student, Apple Student Discounts apply to teachers, students, educators, parents, PTA members, school board members, and teachers. You can obtain them by visiting the Apple Store for Education, verifying your credentials, and then redeeming them.
However, depending on where you are, the method of obtaining it differs. In the United States, go to the Apple Store for Education, preferably through your university's network, and follow the procedures to choose your products. It's a good idea to have your evidence of eligibility on hand, even if you don't think you'll need it, because Apple tends to operate on a trust system and only asks for this on an occasional basis.
What products come under the discount package?
The Apple Student Discount is available for those who are looking to buy a Mac. It applies to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13" and 16"), iMac Pro, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini. If you are looking for an iPad Pro or Air, there is an Apple Student Discount on both the iPad Air and iPad Pro.
Apple students can now get a discount on selected Mac computers (iMacs, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and Mac minis) and iPads (iPad Airs and iPad Pros). AppleCare+ protection can be purchased for as low as 20%, and you can save $200 on a Mac or $100 on an iPad.
Apple Music is the other major discount for Apple students at the moment. This is a simpler deal: you will pay $4.99/PS4.99 per month instead of $9.99/PS9.99 for up to 48-months.
Student discount at Apple
1.AirPods for Free
Apple's Back to School Sale offers a free pair of AirPods with every new Mac or iPad. If the basic AirPods don't appeal to you, you can upgrade by purchasing the wireless charging case for $40 or the Pro pair for $90. This offer is valid through September 27, 2021.
You can receive an Apple student discount on any MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. A MacBook Air, for example, could be yours for as low as $899.
3. Get iPads at a Discount
The iPad range offers great savings, making them the perfect solution for taking notes during lectures. A basic iPad can be purchased starting at $309 and the iPad Pro starts at $749. You can also expect discounts on the iPad Air.
4. Get a discount on an iMac Pro or Mac Pro.
Do you prefer a full-sized computer over a MacBook? Apple offers discounts for students across all Mac models, including the Mac Mini (from $679), the iMac (from $1,049), and the Mac Pro (from $5599). The Pro Display XDR is also available at a discounted price of $4,999.
5. Apple Music at half the price and Apple TV+ for free.
Apple Music is half-price for students. You can purchase Apple Music for $4.99 per month, instead of the $9.99 that you would normally pay for up to 48 months. Apple Music will give you access to more than 75 million songs and three months of Apple TV+ for free.
6. Apple Student Discount: Get the Pro Apps Bundle starting at $199
Want to learn about industry-standard apps for creativity? Apple Student Discount: The Pro Apps Bundle contains Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Motion, Compressor as well as MainStage.
The Education Pack is a great way of getting high-end products for a much cheaper rate. So, if you are a student who is in dire need of a great computing device do, remember to give a glance at Apple’s Education Pack.