This morning on Twitter, Microsoft Announced a new program which allows active college students in the US and the UK to receive Windows 7 Home Premium OR Windows 7 Professional at a sharp discount. $29.99 for US Students and £30 for UK Students. Students in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea and Mexico can also participate in the offer however they will need to wait until October 22nd (Windows 7 Release Day) and, the student prices for these countries have yet to be announced.
According to the Windows 7 Team Blog, students in the US can submit their orders immediately however UK students will need to wait until September 30th. When placing your orders you will be able to choose either a download link (which won’t be enabled until October 22nd) OR have the media shipped to you for an extra $15.
This Windows 7 Academic Offer/Promotion ends January 3rd, 2010 according to the Promotions Terms and Conditions so don’t waste anytime grabbing your copy unless of course you plan to grab a Free copy of Windows 7 at the free launch event OR, you already have pre-order copy on the way.
8/24/2010 Update – Good news…. (kinda). The $29.99 student discount was extended for upgrades only at the $29.99 rate. Follow this link for more details.
01/07/2010 Update – Unfortunately the $29.99 Student Deal has ended. The good news however is you can still pickup a copy of Windows 7 Pro for $65 or Office 2010 College Student Discount for $79.99.
Here’s the link for both offers also: