I Graduated, But When Does My Student Discount Expire

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DryEyez, May 13, 2011.

  1. DryEyez macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    So, I finished my last exam ever and I have finished university. The graduation ceremony is in a couple months, but my question is :apple:WHEN:apple: does my student discount end exactly?

    On student ID cards they have the date of validity as being 2010/2011. Are they valid until new ones come out? E.g. September time. (UK timetable of education) Due to the fact new student cards aren't issued over the summer does that mean, even though I've graduated, I'm still able to receive apple discount during this summer?

    If not I do have friends who are still at uni so I can get apple discount either way, but it's good to know for this summers refresh of the MBA ;)

    Have any other graduates had experience with this?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I would image they expire when you can no longer login to your Uni's web services.
  3. Icehawk macrumors member


    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm lost.
    Without reading legal bull, I'd assume when the semester ends. Graduation doesn't matter. Enrollment period is more likely. When the semester ends, you're no longer enrolled and thus no longer a student.
  4. toddybody Guest


    May 13, 2010
    On Mars, thinking about my father...
    Try online sellers like amazon or macmall...they usually have discounts equal to employee pricing, and no sales tax...if you're local law allows (didn't check where you're at) . Good luck mate!
  5. budafied macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2008
    Last time I bought a new Mac (Summer 2009), they didn't even ask for my student ID. The kid who helped me at the Apple Store noticed I was college age, and basically said I get the discount, without asking for any type of ID.

    I'm guessing you'll be fine with your current ID for a while, but some people may think such 'dishonesty' (if you wanna call it that) to be problematic.
  6. MBP13 macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2011
    I wasn't even in college, yet, when my MacBook Pro was purchased, but I still got a student discount.
  7. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    Many sites that offer student discounts only require that you have a .edu email address. I have no idea exactly what apple requires.
  8. Fresh Tendrils macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I would expect that you would be entitled to the discount up until you get your official exam results, at which point the university would shift focus to the next semester, but I think it will really just come down to what the policy of the store is. My guess is that most stores would give you the discount right up to the beginning of the next semester, but there might be some that won't, particularly if you try in the last couple of weeks of the holidays. To be on the safe side, you should probably get anything you need soon :D
  9. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    When you can't access your University email address.
  10. kali.y macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Your student ID probably expires at graduation (though I think my healthcare plan ran into August, so that's debateable).

    But the student discount expiration is grey. Especially since they're very lenient at the Apple Stores. My personal advice is to buy through the website (you also get a discount online if you go through your credit card's "shopping mall" or through cashback sites like BigCrumbs.com). If you do it online, you only need to enter your school's name, no ID or anything else. It's based on the honor system.

    Go to Apple.com and click "Education Store" in the left-hand column. It'll ask for your school (you can use the zipcode search function) and then spit you back out to the store where you'll see the discount listed with the product details. Happy shopping!
  11. Corrupt.Tears macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    I think it depends on the person you get that day. I know at some stores the person can be really uptight about things. Like I'll be buying something for my mom and I'll prove that I am a student to get the discount and some cashiers will argue with me. Even when I say oh it's a present, or I am a cross dresser. :p Other people don't even care and don't even ask me for proof. I'd just show the ID with my finger over the expiry. If they try to take it from you be like "Sorry, but no. I am a germaphobe".

    Some people have suggested things like when your student ID expires, when you can't use your email etc. Well my student ID has no expiry, my student email is never suppose to expire, and my student email address does not end in .edu. The only thing that might not work when I grad is logging into the course selection thing.

    Good Luck!
  12. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    I actually got a letter in the mail from my school that if I still wanted to buy Apple products from the campus bookstore with my student discount I have to do so before the graduation ceremony. I guess that's when you officially graduate.
  13. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    when you are at the Mac store just tell them you are a student and done :), you can always keep your college Id. My sister is 27 and she uses it to get discounts. It is not like they actually check you are a student.
  14. Krovem macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    I dont think it really matters. A friend of mine just ordered online and it still worked.
  15. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    Correct, but if they do ask for the student ID it will be expired. Every year a new one is issued.

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