Frequent Q&A

Who We Are

What is AcademicPerks.org?

AcademicPerks.org, powered by the National Student Clearinghouse, consolidates student-exclusive savings from across the web so you don’t have to. There are plenty of third-party retailers who offer discounts to currently enrolled students—we bring their offers straight to you. We simply consolidate these offers, personally vet each one and present them to you on an easy-to-navigate site that saves you time and money.

 

Who is the National Student Clearinghouse?

The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization, and the nation’s trusted source for educational reporting, enrollment and degree verifications, and student outcomes research. Our mission has always been to bring value to schools and their students. With AcademicPerks.org, we’re now delivering even more value to students. By presenting student savings on our site – all of which have been vetted by our staff – we’re helping students save time and money.  Learn more about us at www.studentclearinghouse.org.

How It Works

I’m a college student. Do I qualify for the offers/discounts on AcademicPerks?

Yes! In fact, you only qualify if you’re a college student. To be eligible for the discounts found on AcademicPerks.org, you must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university.

 

Where do these offers come from?

You may not realize this, but hundreds of retailers offer discounts to students just like you. The challenge has been that these discounts are scattered across many websites and are difficult to find even when you’re in the right place. AcademicPerks.org consolidates student-exclusive savings and personally reviews each one,  making them easier for you to access and take advantage of.

 

How do I use AcademicPerks.org?

Using AcademicPerks.org is easy. Simply select an offer promoted on our homepage or search for the product or service you’re looking for. Once you find the savings you want, select it and you’ll be directed to the third-party retailer’s website.

 

How do I place an order?

All orders are placed on third-party retailer sites. AcademicPerks.org does not sell directly to students, and we’ll never ask for or accept payments from students. We simply consolidate student-exclusive discounts to save you time and money.

 

Can I buy anything from AcademicPerks?

No, AcademicPerks.org does not sell anything. We simply present student discounts on our site – all of which have been vetted by our staff. Everything we feature offers value to you as a student. It’s not just about saving money, it’s about saving time and helping you to be more productive.

Discount/Offer Specific Questions

I have a question about a certain offer. Who should I contact?

In most cases, we suggest you contact the retailer directly. However, you should always feel free to contact AcademicPerks.org support.

 

What are the terms and conditions of offers posted to AcademicPerks.org?

Every offer is unique, and every third-party retailer sets their own terms and conditions, which you can always view on their site before making your purchase.” Should you have further questions, we recommend you contact the retailer directly.

 

How long do the offers last?

AcademicPerks.org does not set expiration periods; that’s done by the third-party retailers we feature. If there is an expiration period, it’s typically found below the offer.

 

I selected an offer and was directed to a blank page or received an error message. Why, and who should I contact?

The offer may have expired early due to high demand or another reason. It’s also possible that the third-party retailer is experiencing a technical difficulty. After first contacting the retailer, contact us if your issue is not resolved.

 

My coupon code is not working. What should I do?

If a third-party retailer requires your discount be enabled by entering a coupon code, you should contact the retailer directly if it doesn’t work.

 

I am a retailer. Can I send you my offers?

Yes. Please contact us at verifications@studentclearinghouse.org if you’re interested in featuring your student-exclusive offers on AcademicPerks.org.

Purchase Questions

What is your return policy?

AcademicPerks.org is not a retailer. If you wish to return an item, you must do so through the third-party retailer from whom you made your purchase. Because return policies vary amongst the retailers featured on AcademicPerks.org, you will need to check with the retailer you purchased from for their specific policy. We encourage you to review the retailer’s return policy before making your purchase.

 

Can I purchase a different color or size than is being offered on AcademicPerks.org?

Questions regarding colors, sizes, etc., should be directed to the third-party retailer from whom you wish to make a purchase.

 

Does AcademicPerks store my purchase history?

Never. All purchases are made on third-party retailer websites. AcademicPerks.org does not collect or receive information about any individuals from those retailers.

 

Does AcademicPerks sell my data?

Absolutely not – no personally identifiable information is even collected on AcademicPerks.org. We simply consolidate student-exclusive offers, personally vet each one and present them to you on an easy-to-navigate site that saves you time and money.

 

My question is not answered here. Who can I contact?

Any questions about a specific offer, including returns, should be directed to the relevant third-party retailer. Otherwise, contact AcademicPerks.org at support.