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Hulu for Students: How to Sign up for Just $1.99 Per Month

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Hulu is now offering students the option to subscribe to the ad-supported plan for just $1.99 per month. The lower rate marks a significant discount compared to the usual price and is available to existing subscribers as well as new ones, as long as they are and can verify student status.


A standard Hulu subscription costs $5.99 per month and this plan includes commercial breaks before, during and after shows and movies. Subscribers do have the option of going ad-free with the price increasing to $11.99 per month. Throughout the year, Hulu runs various promotions that offer discounted ad-supported subscriptions with the price sometimes dropping as low as $1.99 per month.

Unlike the previous limited-time deals, this student-specific promotion is permanently available. Essentially, any student can, at any time, sign up for the ad-supported plan at just $1.99 per month and cancel when they no longer want the subscription.


Hulu does not currently offer a discount on the $11.99 ad-free option or for Hulu Live TV. Furthermore, choosing the student deal will mean there is no option for a free trial. Therefore, it might be best for students to try the standard free trial first and then use the Hulu student sign-up link to migrate from a standard subscription to a student one before the trial expires.

How the Hulu student subscription works

With this being a subscription aimed at students, eligibility is totally dependent on being a student to begin with. Hulu uses the SheerID third-party verification service to confirm student status and approve eligibility for the lower price.

As a result, personal information including first name, last name, college/university name, and date of birth will need to be shared with SheerID.


How to sign up to Hulu student as a new subscriber:

  1. Visit
  2. Click/tap on “Sign up now”
  3. Enter information required to create an account
  4. Click/tap on “Continue”
  5. Once redirected to SheerID, add details to verify status
  6. Select “Continue”
  7. Add billing information
  8. Click/tap “Submit”

How to sign up to Hulu student as an existing subscriber:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in
  3. Select profile icon in the top-right corner
  4. Click/tap on “Account”
  5. Re-enter password if prompted
  6. Click/tap on “Learn more” under “Hulu Student Discount” banner
  7. Once redirected, click/tap on “Sign up now”
  8. Click/tap on “Continue”
  9. Once redirected to SheerID, add details to verify status
  10. Add billing information
  11. Click/tap “Submit”

Hulu student subscription summary

Students can sign up to the basic Hulu subscription for just $1.99 per month. This is the ad-supported plan with no option to sign up for the ad-free or with live TV versions at a discounted rate. Starting a Hulu student subscription is fairly easily, but it requires some personal information to be shared with the third-party verification service, SheerID.

The student subscription is available to both new and existing subscribers and will require verification each year to continue at the reduced rate. In addition, subscribers are free to add premium add-ons, although they are charged at the full rate.


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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.

John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.

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