Apple is also now offering students a six-month trial of the service, double the length of its previous trial period.
Apple typically offers a three-month free trial of Apple Music though promotions from retailers, and carriers, which sometimes extend to as long as four months. This is the first time, however, that Apple itself has offered an extended six-month trial.
After the trial ends, users roll into Apple Music’s paid student plan, priced at $4.99 per month.
To be eligible for the extended trial, students must have an active student email and be able to verify their enrollment. The extended trial is available only for new Apple Music subscribers. advantage of the $4.99 monthly plan.
In conjunction with the announcement, Apple also launched its annual Back to School promotion, offering students a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of Macs and iPads. The company introduced a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, as well as a refreshed MacBook Air.