Does The New York Times offer a student discount?

The New York Times offers generous discounts for educators and students for digital or print subscriptions. For digital access, students pay only $1 per week, while educators pay $1.88 per week. This is great news indeed if you are a news junkie, in journalism or other current-events related fields, or a NYTimes history buff who wants to peruse their archives.

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How much is The New York Times educational discount?

The discount varies based on which subscription plan you select, and by whether you are a student or a teacher.

  • Basic Digital Subscription: (Standard rate: $3.75/week.)
    Teachers: $1.88/week
    With this digital subscription, you get access to the complete publication of The New York Times online, and unlimited access to their articles, archives, and apps.
  • All-Access Digital Subscription: (Standard rate: $6.25/week.)
    Students: $1.50/week
    Teachers: $3.13/week
    All-Access includes unlimited access to all content and The New York Times Crossword on Web & Mobile.
  • Print Delivery: (Standard rate: $9.90/week.)
    Students: $4.75/week
    Teachers: $4.75/week
    If you prefer to get your news the old-fashioned way, or want hard copies for your classroom, print delivery is 50% off with the education rate. As a bonus, when you subscribe to print, you get all the features of All-Access Digital as well. You select daily or customized delivery. Their weekly and monthly magazines are also included.

Who qualifies for The New York Times education discount and how to get it?

In order to qualify for the discount, you must have a valid .edu email address. This generally includes college students, and faculty/staff of colleges, universities, and K-12 schools.

Visit their home page and find the “Education Rate” link in the bottom right. (Or visit A form asks whether you are a student or an educator. Once you select the subscription you’d like, you will be prompted to enter your email address and, if you are a student, your expected graduation year.

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