Are you a college student, a parent of a college student or a friend of a college student whose life has been suddenly turned around? The Coronavirus has affected us in unexpected and immeasurable ways. Not only have we been encouraged to socially distance ourselves from others, but amidst this pandemic, thousands of students have been told that their dorms and schools are closed indefinitely. For some students this is disappointing but manageable as they are able to pack up their stuff, hop in their cars and drive home. But for students from other states or who live internationally, this is devastating. Where will they go? How do they get home? What do they do with their belongings? At the Summit Area YMCA we are committed to ensuring every individual has access to opportunities to reach their full potential, in and outside of the Y and so we have compiled some resources for college students to take advantage of during this difficult time.
UHaul has extended its “30 days of free self-storage” to new customers with Student ID’s. To find the Uhaul closest to you visit: uhaul.com/storage. This deal is one that UHaul has instated for communities impacted by a natural disaster, but this marks the first time they have extended the offer Company-wide.
Frontier Airline has rolled out a “Students Fly Free” program in light of the Coronavirus. What does this mean? Purchase before March 23, 2020 and one student can fly free for every one-way or round-trip Discount Den Fare purchased on qualifying flights and dates. Discount Den is Frontier’s subscription savings service, with a one time fee of $59.99 you get access to significant flight savings. But on top of the previous deal, if you are a student who signs up for Discount Den before March 23rd you will receive an $100 voucher for future travel. (essentially making the previous required charge of $59.99 a moot point)
But what if you don’t want to fly? Well lucky for you Enterprise Car Rentals is here to help you get on the road. Usually to rent a car you need to be 25 or incur a steep additional fee, but for rentals through May 31, 2020, Enterprise has reduced their age minimum. Allowing students ages 18-24 to rent a car without incurring the additional young enter fees.
At home but need internet? Spectrum has your back. In order to ensure all students have access to online resources and news, qualifying households with students in K-12 and/or in College can get 60 days of free access, with no installation fees. Call 1-844-579-3743 to enroll.
Once you make it home you may find that you have A LOT of time on your hands. This is the perfect time to explore a topic or course you may have always been interested in but have never had the chance to pursue. Websites like SkillShare, a community where creatives can join together to learn a new skill, are offering you the ability to join for free. Skillshare is offering students 2 months of their premium service completely fee. Class Central, is offering 500 Free Online Courses From Ivy League Schools. Even Adobe Creative Cloud is offering two months of its service for free. But this is one deal you won't be able to find on the company website, rather you can find it at PetaPixel.com. If you are a currently enrolled member you take advantage of this offer by actually cancelling your plan, only then does the deal appear.
Hopefully life will soon return to normal and all students everywhere will be able to return to their classrooms and dorms but until then we hope these special offers can help.
About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.