College students can get the best deal on Samsung's Galaxy S9 or S9+

Galaxy S9
Galaxy S9 (Image credit: Android Central)

It's hard not to want a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ (opens in new tab) after the company showed off some of its new camera features. If you're a college student, alumni, or staff with a verifiable .edu email address, you can save up to $63 on the purchase (opens in new tab) by just registering with that email address. This drops the unlocked pricing of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ down to $665.99 and $776.99 respectively.

Samsung is also offering a barrage of trade-in offers which can save you up to $350 with an eligible device or a minimum of $50 for any working smartphone that has a non-cracked display. The company is accepting trades of other Samsung, Apple, LG, or Google devices. You'll get the full $350 trade-in value for smartphones like the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+. Others like the LG V30 and Google Pixel 2 score you $300. You can stack both promotions together and the student discount will be applied to the balance left after the trade-in credit.

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The value of your trade-in is instantly deducted from your purchase price and you have 15 days to send the device in. It will need to be in the condition you state it is in or you will need to reimburse Samsung for the value of the trade-in credit minus $25.

If you prefer to finance the phone through your carrier, Best Buy (opens in new tab) may have the better of the two offers. The retailer is taking $100 off the price of the phone and giving up to $350 for an eligible trade-in. Samsung is also offering its own financing on the phones to allow you to pay it off over time.

Be sure to check out the Android Central hands-on preview to help you decide which model to go for. This offer goes live at 12:01 am on March 2 and runs through March 5. There are a bunch of other deals available as well, so be sure to check those out as well.

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Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
  • A college kid is not going to be able to afford a $600 device unless their parents are helping. Samsung should just get rid of these discounts and you know sell a phone that's a little more affordable
  • They do sell phones a lil more affordable. Best Buy has the J7 for only $219.99 it's somewhat midrange but great built quality, and decent specs. My dad is actually very happy with his.
  • How about something in the ONE program for $500?
  • You will be surprised to see what type of phones kids use these days. Do not assume what we did applies to current generations..:)
  • I could afford that while I was in college. I worked a full time job and 2 part time jobs.
  • AH? A lazy fcking college kid is not able to afford a $600 phone. I was working in college and was able to afford $14k car, nice cell phone, and all brand name clothes......and had enough money for booze. ****, I probably have less money now due to bills etc
  • There are plenty of adults that are also in college. Alumni email accounts work too Willis.
  • +1 Also to add, not all grad students just entered there straight out of undergrad. It can be afforded, not everyone is in the same situation. This is very appealing to me.
  • Pre Ordered this morning and no student discount is offered.
  • Will Verizon be getting the s9+?
  • Yes it will.