Apple has rolled out educational discounts on the iPad Air and the Retina version of the iPad Mini. The retina iPad mini is down to $379 from $399, and the iPad Air will sell for $469, originally $499. The fourth generation iPad, and iPad mini also have small educational discounts available for students.

Apple offers education discounts on its entire product lineup, including the Mac, iPhone, iPod, as well as its Apple TVs.

Who qualifies for the discount?

  • Any employee of a public or private K-12 institution
  • School board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members
  • Faculty and staff of Higher Education institutions
  • Students attending, or accepted into a Higher Education institution
  • Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education Institution

So, basically, anyone with a student card, school ID, or parent can get an education discount on Apple products. The savings aren’t substantial in some cases (the iPad mini is only a savings of $20.00), but they can add up over the years. Every discount applied to products for college students is another dollar saved for Mac and Cheese.