Apple’s US Education Store now requires institution verification to buy discounted products

Sami Fathi, MacRumors:

Apple is now requiring that customers in the United States verify that they’re active students, teachers, or staff members at an educational institution in order to access education discounts on products.

It used to be that if you wanted to buy from Apple at the discounted education rate, you had to show proof that you were a student, teacher, etc. Back in the day, this often meant faxing in a copy of your most recent grades or some other proof of enrollment.

Things definitely got lax. Like streaming services ignoring multiple simultaneous logins from the same account.

Ah well, nice while it lasted.

So how will Apple verify your good educational standing? Like so:

Apple in the United States now requires that current students, teachers, and staff members verify their eligibility for education discounts through UNiDAYS. UNiDAYS is a website specialized in providing education customers with discounts for products and services by confirming their enrollment in an educational institution.

Here’s the link to the UNiDAYS site. Tap the Technology tab for the path to Apple gear.