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Microsoft Announces Windows 7 College Student Discount

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This morning on Twitter, Microsoft Announced a new program which allows current 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.)  Also, those countries’ student prices are not yet available.


According to the Windows 7 Team Blog, students in the US can submit their orders immediately, but 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 any time grabbing your copy unless of course, you plan to grab a at the free launch event OR, you already have pre-order copy on the way.


8/24/2010 Update – Good news (kind of.) The $29.99 student discount extends 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 pick up 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:

Microsoft Office 2010 College Student Discount and Windows 7 Discount


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11 Responses to Microsoft Announces Windows 7 College Student Discount

  1. shockersh September 18, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    Already registered for the Launch event October 12th baby – Free copy of Windows 7 inbound!

  2. CKJ September 18, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    That’s wonderful! How about discounting software for unemployed adults? MS Office 2007 is $500 and change.

    Same is the case for Adobe, if you buy single applications, they are expensive, but if you want to buy the updated collection: Adobe CS4 Master Collection is $2499. Really affordable?

    So much for wanting to learn new skills.

    • MrGroove September 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

      I agree… It’s not cheap thats for sure! My suggestion, take a look at the Microsoft Technet PLUS subscription.

      Granted it’s still $350 for year 1 and $250 annually after that but, it basically gives you access to almost ALL Microsoft titles (Here’s the list: all without a time bomb or limited in anyway. It’s the program I use for my Evaluation and testing here on and it’s a lot cheaper than the old MSDN Subscriptions.

      If you think about those prices it breaks down to be $25 a month over a 3 year period. That’s probably what you spend on Starbucks. 🙂 🙂

      Hope that helps (a bit)….

  3. JOSEPH HUMPHREYS October 14, 2009 at 11:28 am #


    • MrGroove October 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

      Hi Joseph. I dug into the deal a bit and did find some good news. Take a look here: : It’s the list of schools which are don’t provide .EDU addresses however are registered to participate in the program.

      If your school is not on THAT list, then you can visit this link: : and apply to have your school added to the list. I’ve not run through the process so keep us updated if you do!

      Good luck Joseph!

      • JOSEPH HUMPHREYS October 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm #


        not even a return email ???? tried twice

        • MrGroove October 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

          To catch-up other readers who might be going through this same process. Essentially what Joseph did was attempt to contact Microsoft to add a university to the list of approved schools since the university Joseph is dealing with does not have .edu addresses.

          After 2 emails to Microsoft, no response from Joseph. And you called them also right? Good to know for other who might be going through this same process…..

          Sorry man.. keep us updated here.

  4. Jeff August 27, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    I have been wondering about this Student Discount. Are there any catches to this. Example, license ends at end of my College term, etc.? That would really suck, especially that I go to school full time and only work a couple days a week, for money reasons.

    • grooveDexter August 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

      The Windows 7 student discount works just like other versions of Windows 7. The license is perpetual and never expires. The only real catch is that you are only allowed to buy 1 copy of windows 7 at this price per .edu email address or submitted student registration. Also technical support only lasts 90 days after purchase, but Windows 7 itself will never expire.

  5. sikiş February 11, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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