Does The Wall Street Journal offer an Academic discount?

The Wall Street Journal is some pretty heavy reading, and sometimes your professors might require you to read it. They may even encourage or require you to subscribe, which might be a bit self-serving on their parts. But hey, the knowledge of reading it is for your own good. At least if you have to buy it (maybe in place of a textbook – hint, hint professors!) you can get it at a much lower price than the regular rate.

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How much is the Wall Street Journal educational discount?

Given that the current introductory rate for a year’s subscription is almost or over $200, you’ll cheer to learn the student rate is only $49 for an entire year. (Hooray!) If you only need it for a semester, you can get 15 weeks for $15. And it doesn’t matter which plan you pick, the price is the same. But here’s what you get with each:

  • Digital: Like most publications, a digital subscription gives unlimited access to articles online, and access via apps. The “What’s News” app highlights the most important stories and sends them to you daily. Also included are podcasts of interviews, and WSJ+, a complimentary program with exclusive access to events, special offers, contests and more.
  • Print + Digital: You get all the digital stuff above, plus paper and ink delivery 6 days a week.

Professors have special access to multiple choice exams created by and taken straight from The Wall Street Journal, and ideas for integrating the paper into a curriculum. They also get a complimentary subscription and possibly an Amazon gift card if enough of their students buy subscriptions. (Professors, we’re not trying to give away your secrets; all it takes is a little poking around to find this information. And we wanted you to know, too.) And profs, if you are nice enough NOT to require students to purchase the paper, you can still get the academic discount yourself.

How to qualify for Wall Street Journal academic pricing?

Both students and professors can find more information on their individual programs by scrolling to the bottom of the subscription page at The Wall Street Journal. There is a box that reads “Student, Corporate and Amenity Subscriptions.” Students will sign up on that page, while professors will scroll to the bottom again and click, “Not a Student.”

When you visit, students, and you are ready to sign up, you have to register with a company called UNiDAYS. They offer lots of exclusive student discounts, and tell you about many more, kind of like we do. What they also do for the WSJ is verify your student status.

Professors will need a WSJ account number with to take full advantage of programs offered. And you’re a professor, so we think you can figure the rest out from there.

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