Save Money!


At some point, you will need to buy books and computer hardware/software. Below are some great places to save money or get more bang for your buck:


Amazon StudentAmazon Student With a valid .edu email address you can get a 6 month free trial of Amazon Student, which includes free 2-day shipping. If you choose to stay on after 6 months, you get 50% Amazon Prime, which includes free 2-day shipping, unlimited instant streaming video, free Kindle eBook borrowing, and access to ad-free music streaming. (available with a valid .edu email address)

Campus allows students to compare textbook prices across hundred of booksellers to get the best price. The site also includes a tool that lets you know whether it’s more economical to rent or buy and sell back. (available to anyone)

Goddard Research ResourcesLITS Research Resources actively collects the best eBook resources, from our own subscriptions to collections freely (or with low cost) available on the web. This includes a large number of open access textbooks. Have a peek under Books, eBooks, and Textbooks. (mixed open and Goddard-only availability)


Computers and Software

CDW-GCDW-G is Goddard’s preferred vendor for PCs, accessories, and software including Microsoft products. This portal presents discounted prices to Goddard staff and students. Our sales representative, contactable via the portal, is happy to help with purchasing. (Available with active Goddard ID)

Goddard PortalGoddard Software Portal is provided by our reseller, CDW-G, with all of the popular Adobe (and other) offerings in one place. When ordering for the first time, you’ll need to set up your an account. You will need a photo or scan of your Goddard ID to verify your eligibility. (Available with active Goddard ID)

AppleApple offers up to a 10% discount on all new hardware and software. You will need to verify enrollment/employment at the college to qualify. (Available with active Goddard ID)



The Washington PostThe Washington Post Anyone with a valid .edu, .gov, or .mil email address is eligible for 50% off a basic digital access to the Washington Post. (available with a valid .edu email address)

The Washington PostSquarespace Students receive 50% their first year. Use Squarespace to create a website. Pages, galleries, blogs, e-commerce, domains, hosting, analytics, 24/7 support – all included. (available with a valid .edu email address)


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