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H&M Student Discount: What to Know Before You Shop

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Hardworking students deserve big ol’ discounts to get them through those ramen noodle years. And H&M’s student discount will definitely keep you looking on-trend for less. H&M uses the Student Beans website to curate their student discount program, so signing up is easy (if you can verify a valid .edu email address). And once you do that, you’ll instantly unlock student discounts to other companies like Disney Plus and Lulus.

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1. Anyone 16+ years old (and a full-time student) is eligible for the H&M student discount of 15% off.

H&M’s student discount isn’t just for college students. Anyone at least 16 years old who’s enrolled in full-time education and can provide proof of enrollment (with a valid .edu email address) can claim H&M’s 15% off student discount.

This includes high school students or even those studying for an apprenticeship! Just apply online at


2. Get a one-time 10% off reward to stack with your student discount when you join their loyalty program.

a person looking at the h&m website on their macbook

Sign up to become an H&M Member for free. It’s H&M’s free loyalty program that gives you the option to earn some pretty decent rewards — so everyone who shops at H&M should sign up, regardless of current student status.

On top of $5 Rewards, special discounts, and a lower spending threshold to unlock free shipping, you’ll also get a 10% off Welcome Reward sent to your email. Combine the 10% off Welcome Reward with the 15% off student discount after you sign up.

Related: We can show you more tips and tricks for finding the best student discounts.


3. Plan to purchase full-price items using your H&M student discount.

You’ll need to buy full-price items if you plan to use your student discount at H&M.

That’s because the list of things you CAN’T buy with your student discount includes sale items, designer collaborations, and special collections. So always double-check your cart total before checking out just to make sure the discount got applied.



4. Make your student discount purchases online only.

Your discount code can only be used at H&M’s online store, so skip going into the store unless you want to try on any items before you buy them online.

TIP: If you do plan to shop in store at H&M, bring along a bag of your used, unwanted clothing (any brand) for a 15% off coupon. They’re one of the many stores that reward you for recycling!


5. Don’t bother trying to purchase H&M gift cards using your student discount.

person holding a black h&m gift card

Plan to pay full price for H&M gift cards — regardless of your student discount status.

Instead, try buying discounted gift cards on sites like or to save up to 33% on gift card purchases.

Related: Check out our gift card hacks to learn more ways to save.


6. Shipping costs aren’t included in your student discount.

Your student discount works on full-price merchandise only, not the associated shipping fees. The work-around? H&M Members get free shipping once an order hits $40.

If you’re not an H&M Member yet, you’ll have to reach the $60 order minimum to unlock free shipping or else pay the standard $5.99 shipping fee (this is their return shipping fee, too).

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