Amazon Launches Prime Student Program with No Annual Commitment
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are some 20.4 million students enrolled in a college or university in the United States this year. Those 20.4 million students now have the option to sign up for a new Amazon Prime membership geared towards their wants and needs—all with no annual commitment and at a price ($5.49) that’s half the cost of a normal membership.
Amazon announced its Prime Student program on Tuesday and said the flexible payment option, which goes into effect after a six-month trial, will continue to offer the full suite of Prime benefits to students.
"Our new monthly payment option lets students enjoy the best of Amazon in a more flexible and simple way," Ellen Kinney, Director of Prime Student for Amazon, said in a statement. "Whether it's getting their favorite products with free shipping or streaming thousands of popular movies and shows, Prime student members can experience all the benefits of Prime."