Summer means college orientation, and if you’ve got a student heading off to college in the fall, be sure to tell him/her about this awesome freebie: college students get a FREE 6-month Prime membership via Prime Student! After the FREE 6-month trial, membership continues at 50% off (if you and/or your student wish to continue the membership).

Benefits of a Prime membership include:

  • FREE 2-day shipping
  • Stream thousands of TV shows and movies with Prime Instant Video
  • Deals and promotions exclusively for students
  • Access to unlimited photo storage
  • Save 50% off your Prime membership after the 6-month trial has ended

All you need to have for an Amazon Student account is a valid .edu email address. You’re eligible for discounted Amazon Prime benefits for a maximum of 4 years, as long as you are a Prime Student member.

PS – If you’re already a Prime member, did you know that you can switch your membership to Prime Student and receive a refund for the remaining months left on your current Prime subscription and get this FREE 6-month trial? Yup! You do not need to cancel your current membership. To transfer your membership, just visit this page and complete the Prime Student signup process. (I’m thinking this is a good option for those of you who are going back to school for whatever reason.)

Head to Amazon Student to get started!