Amazon offers free two-day shipping to students through its Amazon Student membership program. Amazon Student is similar to Amazon Prime in many ways, but it's available at a 50-percent student discount and includes additional benefits, such as having access to deals offered exclusively to students.
As of 2015, Amazon Student is free to try through a six-month free trial offer for new members. Free two-day shipping is available on a number of different products, but Amazon has prioritized the system to ensure students always have access to free two-day shipping on textbooks and other school supplies. Along with promotional offers, members are also able to take advantage of sweepstakes and contests available only to members of Amazon Student. Students are also able to receive an exclusive monetary credit for every friend they refer to Amazon Student.
Members also have access to Prime Photos, a storage service that allows members of Amazon Prime to store unlimited amounts of photos for as long as their subscriptions are active. The only Prime features members of free trial versions of Amazon Student do not have access to are the movie, television and music streaming services that Amazon offers. These features do not become available until the member's account upgrades to the paid version.