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Calling all college students! The Target college student discount is back. Now through September 3, 2022, verified college students will have a 20% off Circle offer in their Target Circle app! This is a 5% increase from last year’s 15% offer. And the college student discount is also 5% more than the Target teacher discount. With many college dorm items on sale, this is the best time we’ve seen for college shopping. We love seeing college students save money!

Here’s everything we know about the 2022 Target college student discount, including when it’s happening, how to sign up, and how much the student discounts are at Target.

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When is the Target College Student Discount available?

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The Target college student discount is valid July 3 – September 3, 2022. That’s eight whole weeks! The coupon isn’t able to be used multiple times in that eight-week period, though.


How much is Target’s College Student Discount?

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Eligible college students can save 20% off with a Target Circle coupon. This coupon is valid July 3 – September 3, 2022. The coupon is only valid for one-time use, but it can be used online OR in store. You won’t be able to use the coupon online AND in store.

Consider stacking your 20% off coupon with your state’s tax-free weekend for a little extra savings. Got extra Target gift cards laying around? You can use those, too!

You can also stack the college student discount with your typical 5% off Target Red Card Reward for even more savings.


How do you get a college student discount at Target?

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Eligible students will receive a 20% off coupon through their Target Circle account. You can sign up for Target Circle online or by clicking the account tab inside the Target app.

Here’s how to verify your student status:

1. Verify your college status here.

2. Once you’re verified, save your college savings Circle offer.

3. Your discount will automatically apply at checkout on Target.com or in your Target wallet in store.

NOTE: If you’re not ready to use your coupon, be sure to uncheck it from your Target wallet. You don’t want to waste a good 20% off coupon on a small transaction.

TIP: If you’re a new student and the system doesn’t recognize you, you can submit your school ID card with the expiration date, class schedule, or tuition receipt for verification.



What is the Target College Student Discount offer valid on?

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The college student discount offer is valid on almost everything. There are select brands that you can guarantee will be excluded from almost every Circle offer, and that isn’t any different with this one. Some excluded items include Apple, Beats, Bullseye’s Playground, Cricut, Dyson, gift cards, Instant Pot, JBL, Samsung TVs, Shark, and more. See all of the exclusions here.


Grab these deals with your Target college student discount.

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Target offers a ton of college and dorm room essentials. You can use your discount on dorm decor, household essentials, beauty, tech, food, and beverage items.

Maximize your savings by pairing your coupon with items already on sale. Many Target dorm essentials are on sale for 25% off, including bedding, sheets, storage items, desk organization, and so much more. And don’t forget to use your Target Red Card when you make your purchase.

Here are a few deal ideas:

Target College Student Discount Is Here — Here's How to Save 20%