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How to create free .edu email (100% free 2021)

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When you become a student of a particular university or college, you will have a .edu email account with your name, for example, But if you are not a student and felt like i need a .edu email address then, this article is for you. And yes, this method is 100% free and working (Last tested on 2021)

Why should one need .edu email?

Here are some of the benefits of having .edu email.


1. GitHub Student Developer Pack

The first and biggest benefit of having a .EDU email address is the GitHub Student Developer Pack, the best free developer tools, and services for students. This student pack comes with 12 great offers and free services that may be useful to you, such as $15 Amazon AWS coupon, $50 Digital Ocean coupon and much more.

If you are planning to apply .edu for the GitHub student Pack benefit then stop here. You dont have to go through all the article. Just read the FAQ Question number 2. We have it covered there.

Take a look at the list below:

  • $15 Amazon AWS coupon
  • $50 Digital Ocean coupon. It will be expired within 12 months after adding to your account – new account only.
  • Bitnami: Offers the Business 3 plan for one year that typically cost $49 per month.
  • Crowdflower: access to the Crowdflower platform.
  • DNSimple: Offers the Personal hosted DNS plan for two years that typically charge $5 per month.
  • GitHub: Offers unlimited private repositories while you are a student. Normally, GitHub charges $7 per month.
  • $25 credit of HackHands, a live programming help that available 24/7.
  • A suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools: Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Community and the rest of Microsoft developer tools, while you are a student.
  • Offer one year .ME domain name registration that costs $18.99 per year – and one year SSL certificate that costs $10 per year.
  • Orchestrate: Access to the Developer account that costs $49 per month, while you are a student. It’s a complete database portfolio, includes search, time-series events, geolocation, and graph queries through an API.
  • SendGrid: Offers the Student plan with 15,000 free emails per month, while you are a student.
  • Travis CI: Access the Private builds that charge you $69 per month, while you are a student.

2. Amazon Student Pack

When you use a .EDU email account and sign up for Amazon Student account – you will be able to use this fake edu email for Amazon Prime for free for six months, which has many benefits:

  • Free TWO-DAY shipping on many Amazon products.
  • Get unlimited instant streaming of movies, TV shows, and music.
  • Access exclusive deals for students.
  • Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Prime Photos.

3. LastPass

LastPass offers six months of the LastPass Premium for any users with a .EDU email address.

4. Newegg Premier

Grab one year of Newegg Premier that costs you $50. Just sign up Newegg Premier account with your student email account.

5. Apple

You will help yourself saving a lot of money by using the .EDU email address to purchase products from Apple. There are changes to save up to $200 on Apple computers.

6. Microsoft DreamSpark

Grab Microsoft DreamSpark with plenty of useful software and Microsoft Office 365 subscription for free.

Benefit list of .edu email is not limited in these only there are many other benefits like free domain name and much more.

Now lets enter into the subject matter. How to get free .edu email. Follow the step below carefully to create free .edu email. This tutorial is divided into three parts. You can skip part 2(if you like).

Also Read: Get Office 365 A5 Subscription for Free | 2020 |

Updated 2021 Method: (Method 1) For FREE Edu Email

Getting .edu emails in 2021 seems to be difficult but still there are few universities that are providing the edu emails. Just follow the article and you will get the .edu email at the end of the article.

  1. Go to this link and click on “Enroll as a New Student”edu email
  2. Then click on “Step one Apply” and then “CCCApply”. The website uses CCCApply Portal to give the .edu email so first we have to create the CCCApply account. edu email
    If you don’t have the CCCApply account then no need to worry we have got you covered just follow this article. {You can also try this .edu email method}
  3. After successfully applying from the CCCApply you will get your .edu email. I got my email with in 3hr of applying. Here is the proof below.
    Note : You may have to reset the password few times at first if you face a problem to login to the account.
    Login the .edu email to the outlook.
  4. edu email proofedu proof

If you still face problem while creating the CCCApply account then don’t worry follow the video below to make it.

Create CCCApply account and Apply for .edu email Video:

Update 2021 Method: (Method 2)

Here is another working method for 2021 to get free edu email. This method was shared by our telegram member 🙂 We are proud to have such users who shares such HQ method/ techniques with us. This method for getting edu email is really easy and you can get the edu email with in 3 days.(Because of this COVID situation the time for processing the application may vary so it may take some time.)

Without any delay lets move into the topic.

  1. First connect to US IP. You can use any paid as well as free VPNs to do so. For writing this article I am using Express VPN.
  2. Go to this link to register for Illinois Central College.
  3. You will see different details to input in the field. You can get the details to enter from the OLD METHOD part. Get all the details and enter as asked.
    Note: The age of the student should be more than 21 years. Keep in mind while entering this details.

    free edu email
    free edu email

  4.  After filling all the details click on Next Step
  5. For address you can use any US address. (For better result you can use Illinois address. In this article we are going to use address of Florida just to show any address will work.)
  6. It asks for some details like phone number and email. For email enter your own email which you have access. It send all the edu email details in the email you mentioned so its better to use own primary email. In place of phone number enter any random number or you can use VOIP numbers from sites like textnow and twilio.

    free edu email method 2
    free edu email method 2

  7. After filling all the details click on Next Step. It will ask for some general questions. you can use the random answers or select the answers form the old method. (We suggest using the answers from the old method or follow the answers as mentioned in this article.)
    free edu email method 2
    free edu email method 2

    free edu email method 2
    free edu email method 2

  8. After this step the Academic part is very important. You have to be more careful which you select. Selecting anything wrong may result with rejection and you won’t get the .edu email. If you didn’t get the edu email on the first try you have to change the program and apply again. You can change the time for joining class as well. (For the example I have used the random course, it is not sure that you will get edu email from the course I mentioned. )

    free edu email method 2
    free edu email method 2

  9. Select any university and the graduation year of your like.
    Note: Don’t put the gap of more than 1year from your applying date to graduation date.

    free edu email method 2
    free edu email method 2

  10.  After filling all of this details you are at the end of the process. Now just select the “I certify …..” And click on Submit. It will as you to confirm again you submission just confirm again by clicking on “Submit the article”

Thats all for this method. You have successfully applied for the Illinois Central College. Now the only thing you have to do is wait for the reply from the university. We received the reply with in 3 days from the University and successfully got the free edu email address in the 3rd day. Hope you will also get the same from the university.

Don’t have the time? click here to buy an edu email for just $5

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Update 2021 Method: (Method 3)

  1. Open this site to register and get .edu email.

     How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email

  2. Click On getting Started and then start applying NOW using CCCApply! [Or simply click on this link]

    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email

  3. If you already have CCCApply account then simply create account or click on sign in. I assume all of you have CCCApply account as you all previously applied in any university for free .edu email.
  4. If you are creating the application look at the following screenshots to know what to fill. If you have already registered then you can use the same save profiled.
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    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
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    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email
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    How to get free .edu Email

    5. Now if you followed the procedure correctly you will see the mail with in 12 hours.

    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email

    6. After 24 hour of getting this mail you will get password and email for your .edu email.

    How to get free .edu Email
    How to get free .edu Email


Now you have got free. .edu email. You can login to this email through outlook.

How to get free .edu Email – Method 2

This method is by @L00n1 , one of our member of telegram channel 🙂 He shared this trick there as this method is working too I added this to this website As the article has already been too much lengthy I will just give the university link the details to fill is same as the above one University link :

Note- You must be connected to US IP and Input fake Illinois address also Age should not be more than 21years old 

Also remember your SSN number you will need it to login after your student email. Email will be activated in 3 days.

Update 2021 Method: (Method 4)

The third method is the Fortscott University method. During COVID they are not providing the edu email as their registration system must be closed. But after the cases of COVID is decreased you can apply for this university. The .edu email from this university is working everywhere and its easy to create. It may take upto 1week from university to get the response. Not sure either they are providing at this moment but they will start distributing the edu email soon for sure. If you are reading this article other than 2021 you can give this a try you may get the edu email. For this edu email I have attached the video feel free to watch the video :).



Part 1:

Step 1: Go to this link and solve captcha. Then Click on new user and then sign up with email.

Step 2: To fill the detail you can use your real name and email but if you are not an US citizen then you can use this link to generate fake user detail. [For temporary email you can go here.] For Eg:

Full NameMary N Morey
Social Security Number306-90-8491


[Note: Save name, username and password in notepad or somewhere it may need later]

Step 3: After filling all the detail click on submit.

Now that you have created account lets move on to part two of this tutorial.

Part 2:

After creating account and loging  into click on Apply Now. Select any college name from the list and click on Apply. A pop-up will open then click on Apply Now (OR CONTINUE APPLICATION) BUTTON. Then you are asked for different questions. You can answer these questions randomly or you can use the detail below to answer these questions.

First name and last name: Put the name that you have entered in part 1. Leave other field empty.

Birthdate, Social Security Number: Enter details which was generated from this link .

Gender: Male/Female (as you like)

Racial or ethnic identification: White

Hispanico or Latino : No

Have you ever applied, attended …… : No

After that click on Save and Continue.

For Mailing address use the detail generated from  this link.

Is this your permanent address: Yes

You can leave telephone number blank.

Then check on I have reviewed the guidelines box and click on save and continue.

Which …..  high school education: I don’t have a GED/High …….

Last date attended: 01/2017

Highest grade completed: 11th grade.

Have you ever attend …. : No

I have planned to earn a degree…..: No

I plan to start class: Choose any

After that click on Save and Continue.

Have you ever served …….. military: No

Are you …….. military: No

After that click on Save and Continue.

Parent 1 and 2: Choose any.

What is your current status?: Native US……

Primary spoken language: English

Do you want……: No

After that click on Submit your completed application.

Part 3.

After successfully completing the application put on your signature i.e your full name. Then you will be redirect to with all your detail. Under the student information you will get your username and temporary password. Note down that password, username and other details.

After that you can go here and login where you will get your .edu email.

NOTE: It will take more than 6hours for the login credentials to activate. So you will get error that your username and password is invalid.

This is the end of this tutorial. By this way you have successfully created free .edu mail. If you have any questions feel free to comment below and if you like this article don’t forget to share it with your friends.

FAQ for the edu email

Q1. Is using the edu email from this method illegal?

Ans: We won’t say that creating the edu email from this way is totally legal. But doing so is also not totally illegal. So it is somewhere between legal and illegal.

Q2. Can we get Github student benefit from these edu emails?

Yes you can get Github student benefit from any edu email. But for many to get free .edu email or edu email you have created from some methods like we have shared; GitHub may ask for the verification. For such verification you have to submit the student card associated with the edu email. As we don’t have such cards the request may be rejected.

Does that mean we cant get GitHub student ourself?

If you wanted to get the GitHub student pack only they you can do that without the edu email only. Yes, you heard this right you can get the GitHub student for free without any .edu email. For this register to GitHub using your gmail account. Go to student benefit portal and apply for it. It ask for your academic proof (for this you can submit your 11th or 12th grade admit card , identity card or mark sheet/transcript). Note, The name of such documents should match with the name of GitHub account that you created and the gmail account you created.

Still worrying because you don’t have the transcript and all stuffs. We have already shared these stuffs on our telegram channel you can get it from there.

Q3. I created the edu email but my friend purchase the .edu email from a seller. What is the difference between it?

No there is not difference between such accounts. The seller also create an account like the method we mentioned above. You can get different scripts online for mass creating the edu email or you can create own scripts to create mass account using the python. (which we strongly discourage because it will spam the method and the university will stop providing the emails.)

If you don’t have much times for creating emails and want many emails then we have you covered. We have mentioned the shop link at the top of this article. You can purchase the edu emails from that link.

Q4. I tried all the method but none of them are working.

If you tried all of the mentioned method and failed creating the account then don’t get panic and don’t do the hate comment. Just let us know all the mentioned methods are not working. We will work and come out with the new method.

If you don’t like to wait such long for us to provide method. There is always alternative options. First is purchase edu email from our partner seller. If you dont want to spend the money either then there is another alternative as well i.e go to openccc website and start applying for as many universities as you like from their website. If you tried for 10-15 universities you will surely get 5-6 edu emails. (I revealed the secret on getting own edu emails.). By this way if you got the edu emails you can mass create the account and sell those accounts.

Q5. I got the edu email. For how many years will it works?

The answer for the questions depends on the universities. Some edu accounts may work for about 4 years while some may expire after the 6 months.

Q6. Is this edu email fake/ fake student mail?

No this edu email address is not fake .edu emails. You can use this email to get all the above mentioned benefits.

Q7. What are the benefits of free .edu email?

We have already explained about the benefits of .edu email above. To summarize the benefits here are some.

  1. Free .tech domains or any domains from
  2. Free amazon prime account for six month
  3. Github student developer pack
  4. Six month last pass subscription for free
  5. Newegg one year premium subscription for free
  6. Up to 200$ discount on apple and Microsoft and many more.

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the authorABHIYAN
Abhiyan Chhetri is a cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Abhiyan is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.


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