How to get Hulu student discount?

October 11, 2022

Unlike other video streaming services, Hulu is only available in the U.S. — including Puerto Rico and U.S. military bases and Japan. However, you can use VPN to stream Hulu if you are in other countries. Hulu student discount is only open to students currently enrolled in graduate or advanced degree programs at Title IV accredited colleges or universities in the US.

Related: How to get HBO Max student discount?

Hulu student discount

Hulu’s Student Discount is currently only available for our Hulu (ad-supported) plan. Students can get Hulu ad-supported plan for just $1.99/month. Students currently enrolled at a Title IV accredited US college or university are eligible for the student discount. Hulu partnered with Sheer ID to verify your student status. You’ll be redirected there to provide your details.

There is no free trial if you sign up for Hulu with the student discount. You will be charged a subscription fee of $1.99/month plus applicable taxes as long as your student status can be verified. So you’d better get Hulu one-month free trial first, then switch to the student plan.

Then change to student discount plan before the one-month free trial expires:

  1. Head to your Account page on a web or mobile browser
  2. Click the arrow that appears in the top banner to select the Hulu student discount 
  3. You’ll be redirected to to complete the signup process 
  4. Use SheerID to input and verify your student information 
  5. Once verified, select Continue to add your billing information 
  6. Click Submit and you’re done! 

If you are new Hulu subscribers and want to sign up for Hulu’s Student Discount directly, follow the steps below: 

  1. Visit on a mobile or web browser 
  2. Under Create Your Account, input your information 
  3. You’ll be redirected to SheerID to provide additional details and verify your student status 
  4. Once your student status is verified, select Continue 
  5. Add your billing information, and you’re ready to start streaming! 

Spotify Premium Student with Hulu and SHOWTIME

If you also like Spotify, you can get Spotify student plan for $4.99/month, which also includes access to Hulu (ad-supported) plan and SHOWTIME Streaming Service. Open only to higher education students who haven’t already tried Premium. Available to students enrolled at a US Title IV accredited college or university, and above the age of 18. Spotify verifies your enrollment status through a third-party service called SheerID. 

How to download Hulu movies and TV shows with Hulu student account?

Hulu’s Student Discount is currently only available for our Hulu (ad-supported) plan, which not allows users to download movies and TV shows for offline playback. Only Hulu (No Ads) ($14.99/month), Hulu (No Ads) + Disney+ and ESPN+ ($19.99/month) and Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV($75.99/month) subscribers can download shows and movies from the Hulu streaming library on supported mobile devices.

Luckily, with Pazu Hulu Video Downloader, you can download your favorite Hulu movies and TV shows to MP4/MKV with either Hulu ad-supported or no-ads plan, then you can preserve Hulu videos forever and watch them offline anywhere you want.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader is available on Windows and Mac. It features a built-in Hulu library for you to search Hulu movies and TV shows you want to download. No Hulu app is needed. After downloading, you can play the videos on any device with Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime Player or other video player without ads.

Step 1. Run Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows.

Download, install and launch Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Hulu account and choose, or

Select a profile.

Step 2. Search Hulu movies/TV shows to download.

Enter the movie/TV show title in the search field.

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from  Hulu website. Then click the Search icon.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click Settings icon to change:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 4. Start to download Hulu videos

If your selection is a movie, click the download icon next to it and the downloading begins.

After the movie is downloaded, click History button to quickly locate it. 

If your selection is a TV show, click download icon next to it to select episodes you want to download. Then click Download button.