Long-time readers of College Compass know how much I care about keeping college affordable, which is why I’m sharing this Amazon Prime Student review with you today.

What is Amazon Prime Student?

If you haven’t heard of Amazon Prime Student before, you may be wondering what it is. Amazon Prime Student is essentially a student discount program, where college students get free shipping, discounts, and access to Amazon programs for half the price of a regular Amazon Primer membership. Some of the Amazon Prime Student benefits include:

Free two-day shipping on millions of orders
Unlimited streaming of Amazon Prime shows like The Man in the High Castle or Good Girls Revolt
Free access to Amazon Music playlists
Unlimited photo storage through Prime Photos

Student-specific deals and discounts

How Much Does Amazon Prime Student Cost?

A normal Amazon Prime membership costs $99 for a year; Amazon Prime Student is, at $0.99 month year. However, if you sign up through this link, you can get 6 months of the program for free before getting the half-off deal!

Is Amazon Prime Student Worth It?

That depends on you and your situation. For me personally, Amazon Prime Student was absolutely worth the $50 annual fee, because I ended up saving more than $730 on shipping alone, excluding student discounts and the reduced prices on Amazon (more on that below). If you’re planning on ordering through Amazon often, it’s definitely worth it to sign up for their Prime Student program, but if you don’t shop online a lot, you might want to start with the free trial and see how often you use it. You can always cancel before your trial runs out if you decide you’re not using it enough.