Get and redeem education credits

This page describes how education credits work, and how to redeem coupon codes if you're a student or faculty member with education credits.

If you're a faculty member or student and want to redeem credits that you've received, follow the steps in Redeem credits.

For faculty

If you're a faculty member at an eligible institution, you can apply for Google Cloud education credits to teach using Google Cloud. The credits grant you a spending allowance as a Cloud Billing account credit, and can be used for all Google Cloud services. For example, your students might receive a credit in their Cloud Billing account for $50 that they can use for projects for a Computer Science course for a semester.

You can also get additional benefits, such as research credits and Qwiklabs credits. Learn about Google Cloud benefits for faculty.

Apply for credits

Use this form to apply for credits.

After your application is approved, you receive these emails:

  • An email with coupon codes for yourself and your staff, such as teaching assistants (if applicable).
  • A separate email with a URL that you can send to your students.

To redeem the credits, you and your students must follow the steps in Redeem credits.

How education credits work for faculty

When you're using education credits, be aware of the following:

  • If you teach multiple courses that need Google Cloud credits, the credit for each course is tracked separately, in a Cloud Billing account for each course.

  • If you need additional credits, you can request them by following the directions in the email with your coupon codes.

  • Your credits are valid for one year after you redeem them.

  • You can use products in the free tier without counting against your education credits.

For students

If your faculty has applied and received Google Cloud credits for your course, they send you an email with a URL to verify your status as a student. You must confirm your school or college email address to verify. After you've been verified, you get an email with a coupon code. To redeem your credits, follow the steps in Redeem credits.

Learn more about additional Google Cloud benefits for students.

How education credits work for students

When you're using education credits, be aware of the following:

  • If you're taking multiple courses, the credit for each course is assigned to a separate Cloud Billing account for that course.

  • You can use products in the free tier without counting against your education credits.

  • Your credits are valid for one year after you redeem them.

  • If you need to request additional credit, contact your faculty member.

Redeem credits

You must have a Google account to use education credits. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one.

Credit coupons are distributed by email. You redeem the coupon in the Cloud Console.

  1. To redeem a coupon, open the coupon email and click Redeem now, or click the button below Cloud Console.

    Redeem now

    If you're not already signed in to your Google account, you are prompted to sign in.

  2. The Cloud Console opens to a confirmation screen. If the coupon code isn't automatically entered, copy the code from the email (where it says Your code) into the Cloud Console under Coupon code.

  3. If you agree to the terms, click Accept and continue. The credit is added to your account in a Cloud Billing account named for the course it applies to.

  4. If you have additional credit coupons to redeem, you can do so either by repeating the previous steps for each email you've received, or if your account has no remaining credit, you can go to the Education grants page and enter the coupon code manually.

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