When you go to college your most likely given a .edu email, this email address is your key to thousands of dollars worth of free software now that you're a student!
GitHub Student Developer

You get all of this for free! (Hint: click "GitHub Student Developer")

  • Atom (Text Editor, free)
  • Bitnami: Business 3 (Cloud apps, $49/month)*
  • CrowdFlower + $50 credit (Data mining, $2,500/month)
  • DigitalOcean (Cloud Hosting, $100 credit)
  • DNSimple (DNS Managment, $3/month)**
  • GitHub Micro (5 Private Repos, $7/month)
  • HackHands (24/7 Programming Support, $25 credit)
  • Namecheap (.me domain, $9/year)*
  • Namecheap (SSL cert, $9/year)*
  • Orchestrate (Database API, $49/month)
  • Screenhero (Screensharing, $9.99/month)
  • SendGrid (Email SAAS, $4.95/month)*
  • Stripe (Payment System, $1,000 credit)
  • Tracvis CI (Cont. Integration Platform, $69/month)
  • Unreal Engine 4 (Game Dev Tools, $19/month)

*One Year

**Two Years

JetBrains Dev Tools

  • ReSharper (Productivity tool for .NET)
  • dotTrace (.NET Performace Profiler)
  • dotCover (.NET Code Coverage Tool)
  • dotMemory (.NET Memory Profiler)
  • IntelliJ IDEA (Java IDE)
  • RubyMine (Ruby on Rail IDE)
  • PyCharm (Python/Django IDE)
  • CLion (C/C++ IDE)
  • PhpStorm (PHP IDE)
  • WebStorm (JavaScript IDE)
  • AppCode (Objective-C IDE)


Way too many to mention, pretty much everything AutoDesk offers is free to students

  • Inventor (Mechanical CAD)
  • Maya (3D Modeler)
  • 3ds Max (3D Modeler)
  • AutoCad (CAD)
  • Fusion 360 (Tool combining design with collaboration)
  • Revit (BIM tools)
  • Much, much more!

This isn't all there is, there are tons of other software out there free or discounted to students.