The back-to-school period can be advantageous for students who want to guarantee discounts and offers. Large companies take advantage of the time to offer promotions in hiring services, in order to provide benefits for the school life of students. Services such as the Adobe Package, AutoCAD, office applications and streaming programs have special prices for students enrolled in educational institutions.
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Other brands, such as Apple, offer discounts on hardware at a high price, and even offer gifts, such as wireless headphones, when purchasing other items in the catalog. Below, check out eight discounted programs and services for the back to school period.
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Office 365 can be free for students Photo: Reproduo / Microsoft
Microsoft offers the Office 365 Education package free of charge to students and teachers throughout the year. Users have access to online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook online, and can also use OneNote, Microsoft Teams, hold video conferences, access the information protection platform and other Office applications for free. To be entitled to the package, just access the Office 365 Education page and register a valid school email, provided by the school with the ending .edu, for example.
Elementary, middle or home students, as well as college and university students, are entitled to a 70% discount on the annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which gives access to more than 30 programs, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and InDesign. It is not mandatory to be taking classes related to graphic design students from any segment can get the price reduction.
Students have a discount on the purchase of Photoshop and other Adobe Package programs Foto: Divulgao / Adobe
Currently, the package costs R $ 224 per month. With the discount, students will pay R $ 69.90 monthly. To be entitled to use the promotion, I must sign the annual plan, that is, the user will be committed to paying this amount for 12 months. The promotion is only valid during the first year of use. This means that after the renewal the charge will be in full.
To prove that a regular student is entitled to the discount, the student must have an educational email or a proof of qualification, a document issued by the institution that must collect the school identification card, bulletin, academic history and monthly statement.
AutoCAD is one of the free programs for students Photo: Divulgao / AutoDesk
AutoDesk, a company that provides software for creating 3D projects, including AutoCAD, frees students from using these programs for free. To have access, I must be over 13 years old and be enrolled in a school, college or educational institution qualified by the government system in the case of Brazil, the MEC. The individual will only be able to use the programs for study purposes and will not be able to access them for their own commercial gain.
To download the programs for free, just access the registration page of the desired software, inside the AutoDesk website, and fill out the registration form. The student can use the program for the time determined in the contracted model or up to the limit of three years.
YouTube Premium, a paid service that removes advertisements from videos and gives access to services such as YouTube Music, among other benefits, has an exclusive subscription for students with a lower value. Instead of paying the traditional R $ 20.90 monthly, students must pay R $ 12.50 per month. The package also entitles you to a free trial month. To get the discount, it is necessary to verify the authenticity of the enrollment in the educational institution through the SheerID platform, within the YouTube page itself.
Spotify announces new design and redesigned radio function in Premium Photo: Divulgao / Spotify
Spotify also has a Premium plan aimed at university students, with a 50% discount on the monthly fee. Users must pay R $ 8.50 per month, instead of the standard amount, which is R $ 16.90. The plan removes ads, allows you to download music to listen offline, among other common benefits of the paid plan. To receive the offer, you must be over 18 years old and confirm the enrollment in the institution through the SheerID platform. The university plan can only be used for up to four years, and needs to be renewed annually.
Apple has a student subscription that provides millions of songs on Apple Music, in addition to original Apple TV + movies and series for R $ 8.50, instead of the traditional R $ 16.90. To do so, just check the registration documentation through the UniDays platform, which can be accessed through the System Settings.
The Deezer student plan also gives a 50% discount on the subscription, leaving the plan paid for R $ 8.45 per month. Users will be able to listen to music without displaying advertisements, download tracks to listen offline, without spending data and have access to personalized playlists. To be eligible, you must be between 18 and 25 years old and be enrolled in a college or university to confirm the documentation also made by the SheerID platform.
Apple gives Beats headphones for free when buying own products Photo: Divulgao / Apple
Students, parents of students and teachers and education staff have discounts on Apple products, such as MacBooks, iPads and iMacs. Discounts can reach up to R $ 3.4 thousand, depending on the product chosen. To have access, you must be enrolled in a higher education institution and prove the link during the purchase.
Apple recently launched a second promotion back to school for college students. When buying a MacBook, iMac or iPad, the student gets a wireless headset from Beats, with a value that varies between R $ 829 and R $ 2,499. The offer is available until March 16 and is also valid for teachers and other professionals related to higher education.
The online graphic editor Canva, capable of creating presentations, design pieces, infographics, posters and documents, has a premium version that releases exclusive images, illustrations, templates, animations and icons. By default, the plan costs R $ 26.90 per month for the common user, but teachers can enjoy the Pro plan with their students at no cost.
Canva for Education Photo: Divulgao / Canva
To do so, simply enter the education institution's data on the platform and wait for Canva's approval. Then, just invite the students to have access to the free premium service, being able to access all the benefits, in addition to participating in virtual classrooms and organizing the tasks in class folders.
Teachers can also use the tools that make up Google?s G Suite for Education, free of charge with their students. You can take advantage of tools such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Documents, Presentations and Spreadsheets, Forms, in addition to Google Classroom and other educational platforms of the company in a unified environment with students.
To make a comparison, the basic G Suite plan for the common user costs R $ 24.30. Google guarantees that G Suite for Education will always be free for schools.
Student ID: app allows you to generate digital student ID Photo: Rubens Achilles / TechTudo
The traditional student card, which guarantees discounts and half price for shows, movies, theater and other cultural events, can now be issued free of charge by cell phone. The Student ID application, available for download on Android phones and iPhone (iOS), applies to basic, technical or higher education and can be generated without bureaucracy.