How do I sign up for the Heroku GitHub Student Program?

To sign up for the student program:

  1. Sign up for a free Heroku Developer account. If you already have an account, log in with your Heroku credentials.
  2. Submit an application at, which prompts you to verify your Github Student status with your academic email address. Only current registrants at qualifying institutions will be approved.
  3. If the domain is questionable, or the school doesn't provide an academic email, Github requires supporting documentation of current student status. Examples include a dated student ID or course registration for the current semester.
  4. After your student status validates, upgrade your Heroku user by verifying your billing information on the platform and supplying a credit card.
  5. After submitting your billing and credit card information, your student credits are applied monthly per the program terms ($13/mo for 12 months).

For more info about the program, see our announcement in the blog.

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