Introducing the YNAB Student Program

Because A Healthy Budget Always Has Room For Late-Night Pizza.

YNAB Student Program
YNAB Student Program

The existence of a free lunch is debatable, but YNAB personal finance software is FREE for all college students (really).

Student Budget Circle

Why? Because we hate student debt as much as the next guy, maybe even a little bit more.

And between books, tuition, and stockpiles of ramen, you’re probably looking at some debt and all the stress that goes with it.

We can teach you how to be in total control of your money (even if you don’t have much right now, in which case, it’s even more important!), and give you the tools you need to reduce your dependency on debt now. Not to mention helping help you pay it off lightning-fast once you graduate!


Be a Student

You have to be a high-school or college student to qualify for the free year of YNAB.


Sign up for a FREE trial

Get started with YNAB right away by signing up.


Email us with proof of your student-hood

Think student ID card, transcript or tuition statement. We’ll send you more details on how to submit your proof after you sign up.

The YNAB App Spread

When we say “Total Control” we mean it.

YNAB is different. A “forget-everything-you-think-you-know-about-budgeting” kind of different. And it works: You’ll stop overdrafting, you’ll pay off your credit card debt, your stress levels will plummet, and you’ll achieve financial peace.

YNAB Student Program – Frequently Asked Questions

Sure thing! A student is a student is a student!

If you are still in school, you can sign up for the new program and get the new YNAB free for 12 months (in addition to the 34-day free trial)!

At the end of your free year as a student, we’ll give you a one-time 10% discount on the Annual Plan.

A document issued by your school that shows you’re currently enrolled–including your name, the school name, and the date. Think student ID card, transcript, or tuition statement.

Our Student Progam is only available through YNAB. If you’ve subscribed through any other company, first, you’ll need to contact that company to cancel. (If your subscription is through iTunes, please see Apple’s instructions for canceling.) Then, contact our support team at [email protected], with proof that you’re a student, and they’ll get you set up with your free year!

No. But you’ll get a one-time 10% discount on the Annual Plan, and by this point, YNAB will have saved you so much money, it’ll be a no-brainer.

YNAB continues to grow like crazy—almost entirely from word of mouth. We think having a bunch of super-savvy, money-smart, socially-active, recent college graduates—hooked on following YNAB’s Four Rules—will only increase that word of mouth. Plus, we really hate student loan debt, and if we can help students graduate with less debt and pay it off quickly, that alone would be a win.