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NFL Sunday Ticket student price: eligibility, how to sign up

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College students are on a budget, so NFL Sunday Ticket is here to help these football-crazed scholars by offering a special NFL Sunday Ticket student price. Dubbed NFL Sunday Ticket TVU, the special offer is an opportunity to save on NFL Sunday Ticket at a fraction of the price of the service normally. And that's a good thing, because NFL Sunday Ticket is not cheap. 

NFL Sunday Ticket provides subscribers access to out-of-market games not available on local TV. That means if you went out of state for school and can no longer watch your favorite team each week, NFL Sunday Ticket is a solution to that problem. (Note: local and nationally televised games, including Thursday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Night Football, are not available through NFL Sunday Ticket)

Here is everything you need to know about signing up for NFL Sunday Ticket TVU and getting that student discount.

How much is NFL Sunday Ticket for students?

Eligible students can sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket for a monthly cost of $29.99 per month, which equates to $120 for the full four months of the NFL season. 

That price gets students everything that is included in NFL Sunday Ticket Max, which in addition to all the games includes NFL RedZone and DirecTV Fantasy Zone channels. The normal price NFL Sunday Ticket Max for $99 per month, or nearly $400 for the entire season.

Who is eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket for students?

You may have noticed that we mentioned "eligible students" above. NFL Sunday Ticket is pretty good about making sure that if you are not currently enrolled in an eligible university that you cannot reap the benefits of this discount.

Anyone looking to sign up for the NFL Sunday Ticket student discount needs to have a valid school email address to one of the approved schools (the list of covered schools is pretty expansive).

You can check if you are eligible by visit the NFL Sunday Ticket website (opens in new tab). If you have problems you can upload supporting documents verifying that you are a currently enrolled student.

What else you need to know about NFL Sunday Ticket student deal

Students are limited to watching just one game at a time, which means you won't be able to share this deal with friends or family.

Once the season is over, you'll automatically be renewed for the following season, so be sure to keep an eye on that if you've decided once was enough. You also can cancel and get a refund at any point before the start of the season.

NFL Sunday Ticket is available on all kinds of devices — Android phones and iPhones, iPads, Xbox, Apple TV, PlayStation, Android Fire TV, Roku, Android TV and web browsers. 

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.

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