I Need An .edu Address for Free Amazon Prime. How Do I Get One?

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Question: I will be a college freshman in the fall. I've heard that Amazon Prime has a special free membership for college students. Since I'll be attending a college that is far from home, I thought I could order some of the items I'll need for my dorm from Amazon and then have them shipped to my college for free. But when I went to sign up on Amazon, I needed an “.edu" email address. I feel stupid but I don't know what that is.

Every college freshman feels “stupid" on a regular basis when it's time to start a new life in an unfamiliar place. So congratulations ... you've just started feeling stupid a bit ahead of the curve. ;-) But you've also done something very smart ... you've asked for an explanation instead of suffering in silence.

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