Student Discounts : Using Your Student ID to its Fullest Potential


As an SCC student, you are entitled to more free and discounted products and services than you probably know about. Let SCC’s free newspaper tell you what else you can get for as low as $0.

School Help and Resources

Tutoring – SCC students qualify for one-on-one tutoring assistance — two hours per week for classes with five or more credits, and one hour per week for classes with four or fewer credits. Tutoring spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so it’s smart to sign up at the beginning of the quarter if you think you may need help.
Library, Room 4228; (206) 546-4776; [email protected]

Laptop checkout – Students in online (N section), hybrid (Y section) and web-enhanced (S section) classes can check out laptops from the school library. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The checkout period is one month with the option of renewing twice. For more information, go to

24/7 Librarian Assistance – If you’re stuck with a research question, ask an SCC librarian — they are wizards at finding information, from researching specific topics to grammar rules and citation formatting.
(206) 546-6939; [email protected]; – This service offers online classes in business, technology and creative skills, and is free for SCC students. > Sign in > Sign in with your organization portal > enter ‘’ > sign in through Canvas

Microsoft Office 365 – SCC students can use Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel online for free on their personal computers.

Google Apps – Google offers several free programs that anyone with a Google account can use — this includes all SCC students because the school’s ‘’ email addresses are hosted by Google. Among Google’s apps are Docs, which functions like Microsoft Word and can save files in ‘.docx’ format, and Drive, for cloud storage.

Sign into your school email account > Click the icon of a square made up of nine smaller squares in the upper right to access apps.

Parking – Parking in the upper Sears parking lot — on 160th between Aurora and Dayton — is free for SCC students. There is a shuttle that takes students from the parking lot to campus.

Bus – Bus-riding SCC students can pay $100 and get an ORCA card bus pass loaded with $200.
FOSS Building cashiers windows

Health and Wellness

Fitness – In addition to use of the main gym and fitness center, SCC students can take free exercise classes including yoga, Zumba and circuit training.
3000 Building;

Counseling – SCC students have access to free and confidential personal, career, educational and crisis counseling with certified counselors.
FOSS Building, Room 524; (206) 546-4594

Destress – An area of SCC’s counseling center is designated as a “Wellness Area,” where students can sit with calm music and relaxing activities such as coloring and LEGO-style bricks.
FOSS Building, Room 5245

Condoms – There is a basket of free condoms in the school’s counseling center.
FOSS Building, Room 5245. Another basket of condoms is located outside of the Women’s Center on the third floor of the PUB.

Feminine Hygiene – Free tampons and pads are provided outside of the Women’s Center on the third floor of the PUB.

Dental Work – SCC dental students offer services at discounted rates in the school’s dental clinic.
2500 Building, Room 2521; (206) 546-4711


Sports – All of SCC’s home sports games are free for SCC students.

Art Gallery – There isn’t actually a student discount for the SCC Art Gallery because it is free for everyone. The 1000 Building has a small gallery with rotating shows. There are often events surrounding the exhibitions, such as artist talks and workshops.

Arts and Crafts – Craft materials are available to students in the Makerspace, which is located in the back of the library.

Theater – SCC theater productions have discounted ticket prices for SCC students.

Club-Hosted Events – Many clubs at SCC have free events for students, including hikes with the Hiking Club, interactive games with the Adventure Builders Club and parties with the Chinese Culture Club.

Off-Campus Discounts

College students can often get discounts by flashing their school IDs or ‘.edu’ email accounts. In most cases, age ain’t nothin’ but a number — older students can get the same discounts as teenage students. Many of the places that offer discounts don’t advertise them, so it doesn’t hurt to ask if you aren’t sure.

Technology – Students can often get discounts on technology. Companies that offer student discounts include Apple, Adobe, HP, Dell and Best Buy.

Amazon Prime – College students can sign up for six months of Amazon Prime for free.

Tickets – Many places sell discounted tickets for students, including movie theaters, museums, Amtrak and Greyhound. Tickets through Seattle Arts and Lectures are often $10 with a student ID. The Henry Art Gallery offers free admission for students.

Food – Many fast food restaurants offer student discounts, but sometimes these offers vary by location. Restaurants that sometimes have deals for students include McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Arby’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chick-fil-A.

Clothes – Fifteen to twenty percent are common discounts in clothing stores such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and J. Crew. TOMS offers 10 percent cash back for students.

Thrift – Some Goodwill locations offer a 10 percent discount with a student ID.

Art Supplies – Many art supply stores, including Blick, Daniel Smith and Artist & Craftsman Supply (A&C) offer 10 percent discounts for students.

-Coral Nafziger