As an online graduate student following a less traditional schedule, it is often easy to forget that you have access to one of the greatest perks of being in school (rigorous education aside, of course) — the student discount!

From technology to entertainment to retail, the possibilities are endless when it comes to student discounts on national brands. We put together the following round up of companies that we think offer the best student discounts for graduate students. Let us know if we’re missing anything!

National student discounts

The best technology discounts for students
If your online graduate program is like Brandeis GPS, you can complete your coursework from any location. Your time is valuable, so stock up on the technology that enables you to learn on the go with the following tech student discounts:

  • Adobe. Benefit from student discounts on Photoshop, Illustrator and more with two different Adobe Creative Suites plans: “all apps” or “photography.” You can find more information on Adobe student discounts here.
  • Apple. Students receive 5% off most Apple purchases, as well as $200 off new Macs and $20 off new iPads. Learn more about Apple’s student discounts for graduate students. Brandeis students can purchase discounted Apple products here.
  • Best Buy. A valid “.edu” email address will get you special Best Buy student discounts on MacBooks, iPads, select Blue Label laptops and more. View Best Buy’s student discounts here.
  • Microsoft. Check out Microsoft’s Education Store for more info on Surface Pro student discounts and other discounted deals on software and tech accessories. Graduate student discounts on Microsoft Office products are also available.

Brandeis students can also take advantage of additional software discounts through Library & Technology Services.

The best retail student discounts
We know that you have a life outside the classroom — and that you have to dress for it. Whether you’re looking for professional attire or something to wear on the weekend, you’ll want to check out the following student discounts on clothing and accessories:

  • Ann Taylor. Register online and receive 15% off a full-price purchase. Ann Taylor student discounts are valid both in stores and online.
  • Banana Republic. Valid in stores only, the Banana Republic student discount will get you 15% off any full-priced item.
  • Eastern Mountain Sports. EMS student discounts include 15% off in-store purchases as well as 20% discounts on EMS brand outerwear and camping equipment. Contact your favorite Eastern Mountain Sports location for more information.

Additional student discounts for brands across the country
Last but not least, these online student discounts will come in handy for work, school or play:

  • Get rid of those pesky ads and access your playlists on the go with a 50% student discount on Spotify Premium. Learn more.

Remember, all students at Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies receive student ID cards. Subscribe to our blog for other student tips.

If you’d like to learn more about other benefits of a Brandeis GPS education, contact our admissions team at 781-736-8787 or