Academic Discounts

Academic discounts are extended as a professional courtesy to departments of universities and colleges whose primary purpose is classroom education. Research institutions and government organizations affiliated with universities generally do not qualify for the academic discount.

Clients who DO qualify for the academic discount typically:

  • belong to an academic department of a university or college
  • the department’s primary purpose is classroom education, not research
  • the department offers formal courses under its own name
  • the department offers undergraduate major(s) and/or graduate degree(s) and recruits students for these purposes
  • the department has appointed faculty members

Among those who DO NOT qualify:

  • non-profit or tax exempt government organizations and research institutions that are affiliated with universities
  • museums, geological surveys, bureaus of mines
  • agencies or institutes that employ students or offer ancillary services to academic departments