The Best College Student Discounts Of 2018

Students who choose to enjoy the freedom of off-campus have higher expenses than those living on campus.  Rent costs money after all.  RSSH has put together this list of discounts and good deals that is sure to save college students money while they are living in their Rochester Smart Student Housing home.

Here are the best discounts of the most widely known brands available exclusively to students in the US (offers can change at any time):


A favorite company among countless university students. Students and educators alike save 5% off most purchases.  Additionally, save up to $200 on a new Mac or a new iPad with Apple’s Education pricing.


Full-time students can receive discounts on software, such as 60% on Creative Cloud.


Dell offers discounts on laptops, desktops, and more for students.  Discounts may vary from product to product.


10% on accessories, as well as special pricing on software. 


Formerly IBM, Lenovo has an Academic Purchase Program that offers student discounts on laptops, tablets, and desktop computers. Discounts vary depending on your which college the student is attending.


College students can save up to 10% on merchandise.


Norton is a well known IT security brand.  Students can receive discounts on security and its anti-virus software.

Ann Taylor

15% off your full-price purchase both in-store and online. Usually it's one or the other making this retail discount superb.

Banana Republic

Save 15% on your in-store purchases only.  Also, it must be a full-price purchase meaning this discount won't work on an item that already has a discount applied to it.

Champ Sports

A favorite of many students.  You can get 10% off any purchase over $50 or more.


20% discount while shopping online.


In-store 15% off.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

10% off on every purchase. Coupons can be used as well.


15% off for students. Online purchases apply as well making this discount for this famous jeans brand superb.

The Limited

15% off every purchase made in-store. 

Sam’s Club

Student discounts vary by location. Get a $15 gift card when you renew or sign up for a new Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership. 

Ski Colorado

Students are eligible to save on the Rocky Mountain Super Pass.

Regal Cinemas

Depending the theater, student discounts are available. 

Major League Baseball

The MLB offers student discounts that vary by city

National Hockey League

As with the MLB, the NHL offers student pricing and other discounts.

Choice Hotels

Students have the possiblity of  saving 15% off at select hotels under the Choice Hotels brand. Choice Hotels include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend.


Students can save 20% on Greyhound unrestricted walk-up fares or online tickets to thousands of destinations as well as 40% on package shipments sent through Greyhound Package Xpress.

STA Travel

STA is a full-service travel company that offers a variety of lodging and trasnsportation services.  Student discounts are offered on , hotels, hostels, flights, tours, rail, travel insurance, and more to students and young adults under age 26.


If you have the Student Advantage Discount card, you can save 10% off on tickets plus bonus points on travel. Visit Amtrak’s website for more information.

Coach USA

Coach USA is an American bus line that offers extensive student discounts.  The degree of the discount, however, depends on the destination.

Public Transportation

RTA, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, offers a U-Pass for around $25 per semester.


Students can receive up to 20% off simply for getting good grades.  Requirements are as follow: Single, good grades.


With GEICO maintaining a "B" average and being full time can save a student up to 15% on certain types of coverage.

State Farm

Students can save up to 25% until they turn 25 years old with State Farm.


College students with a 3.0 GPA, on the Dean’s List, on the Honor Roll, or ranked in the top 20% of their class are eligible for a discount on insurance. 


"B" average students get a discount as long as they meet the criteria: Must be a full-time student 16 and 25 years old.

Nationwide Insurance

Students ages 16 to 24 who are enrolled in school full-time can receive a discount on insurance.

Verizon Wireless

It depends on the university but student discounts through Verizon Wireless are possible.


Similar to Verizon Wireless it depends on the university.


Students can add unlimited data for an additional $10 per month. Best Buy and Sprint teamed up for the My Way Student Promotion which gives students 12 months of free talk, text, and 1 GB data with the purchase of a smartphone. Visit Sprint’s website for more information.

The Strong | Strong Museum of Play in Rochester NY

This museum offers two-for-one general admission to students with current college ID.  Both students must present valid ID.

General Motors

College students are eligible to receive a special discounted price on a Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicles. 

Amazon Student

50% off Amazon’s Prime service for students exclusively. This includes streaming video and unlimited two-day shipping, after a six-month free trial. Also, "student only" exclusive offers and discounts as well as eligibility for sweepstakes and contests. 

For students who are eligible, up to 20% off on student orders.

Student discount is 20% to 30%.  Students mush show their student ID in order to claim the discount.


Penske offers 10% off all truck rentals for students.  An additional 10% off if the student books one-way rental online.

Rochester Smart Student Housing

The cheapest student rental rates around Rochester New York for off-campus housing.  Promotions and discounts vary but keep checking back with us to know as soon as they happen.