Spotify/Hulu Deal Will Help Broke College Students Procrastinate for Less

A woman sitting in a hammock with earphones on
Kelsey Buxton listens to music at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Heather Comparetto/The Penny Hoarder

Here’s an unpopular opinion: The best part of college isn’t the frat parties, football games, freedom or keg stands. It’s the student discounts.

While everything else is part of the experience, discounts are what make the financial transition from teenager to adult a little more bearable. Life is expensive, man.

If you’re back on campus and gearing up for another school year, you’re going to need music while you study and TV shows to watch while you procrastinate on studying unwind on the weekends.

That said, you’ll want this deal from Spotify and Hulu — it gives you two great services for one low price.

Spotify Bundles Up With Hulu for a Great Student Discount

If you’re a money-savvy college student (of course you are!), then you most likely already have Spotify’s student discount. That deal gives college students premium services for $4.99 per month, as opposed to its regular price of $9.99 per month.

With Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu, you’ll have both music and video streaming for $4.99 per month.

In addition to commercial-free music, you’ll get the Hulu limited commercial plan, which usually runs for $7.99 per month. This plan includes hit series, movies, Hulu originals and more.

Eligible students are those who are enrolled at a Title IV accredited college or university in the U.S. and are above the age of 18. To enroll, head to Spotify’s student page and enter your .edu email address along with your method of payment.

If you already have Spotify Premium for Students, you can add the Hulu services by verifying your student status, which is as easy as entering your student email address on the website.

In total, this deal will save college students about 13 bucks a month. Over the year, that adds up to about $156 — sounds like a good idea to me!

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.