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Are you a University student? Get a free year of ClearCheckbook Premium!

3/26/2015 in ClearCheckbook News
At ClearCheckbook, we strongly believe in the importance of financial literacy and having a good grasp on where your money is going. Student loan debt now tops $1 trillion (averaging over $24,000 per graduate) and is higher than both auto loans and credit card debt. Student loans also have the highest 90+ day delinquency rate out of mortgages, auto loans and credit card debt.

With that in mind, we want to do what we can to help university students have firm control of their finances before graduating. To play our part, we're offering a free year of ClearCheckbook Premium to anyone with a valid .edu email address.

When you register for ClearCheckbook and use a .edu email address, we'll include a confirmation link in your Welcome email. Simply click on that link to activate your premium upgrade. If you're already a member with a .edu email address, you'll see an alert on the Dashboard with a link to send a confirmation email. This free upgrade has no strings attached and no billing information is required.

The only reason for the email link confirmation is to ensure the email address is valid. Per our privacy policy, we won't send you any offers or sell off your email address. We just need to make sure you're actually the owner of the .edu email address.

I started ClearCheckbook when I was in college because I needed a way to manage my own finances. Living on your own and going to school plus all the responsibilities that comes with it can be hard to adjust to at first, but setting budgets and controlling your spending is a great way to set yourself up with a good financial foundation.

Comments for this post:

You guys are awesome....what other site does this? Prob none. I'm not a student but I hold the same views as you regarding the blog. If I were you i would market every institute of higher ed. in the world where you're available. When a student sees the value in this I would think you would have remarkable response & I would hope a user for life.
You guys are unbelievable :-)
by PHishHead on Mar 27, 2015
What if we are a current student but already registered? Can I update my email address on file to get the free year? You guys are totally awesome for doing that!
by dzap79 on Apr 4, 2015
re: Student
If you're already a student, simply change your email address to your .edu address. You can do this by clicking on Settings at the top right side of the page and then click on Email and Password. Once you go back to your Dashboard you'll see an alert that lets you get the free year.
by Brandon on Apr 6, 2015
Hello, I'm a university student and I have a valid .edu email address but the problem is my email addres is from a Colombian University, accordingly, the email addres ends whit a Can I opt for a premium account?
by oscarmurillo on May 12, 2015
I didn't get my alert on my dashboard to upgrade.
by jcpicc3 on Jun 13, 2015
UK Students?
Hey, I'm a student in the UK and have an address. Will that work?
by 51t0fccb on Jul 2, 2015
Missing Alert
I did all of the required steps. I have been a ClearCheckbook user for years. I changed my email address to my .edu address (I am currently enrolled) - and I have not received any notifications or codes to upgrade to premium. I know that there has been a back-log (of sorts) due to the server issues over the holiday weekend, but if someone could let me know what else I need to do - I would appreciate it! Thank you again for such a great product!
by beckmancheck on Jul 7, 2015
No email?
What if you are a student but don't have an .edu address?
by emdude on Jul 12, 2015
.edu address
Is this offer open to staff (non-student) with a .edu address?
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