Slack for Education

The Slack for Education programme offers an 85% discount on our Standard or Plus paid subscriptions. To see the non-discounted cost per member in your currency, head to our Pricing page.

If your application is approved, your discount will be applied at checkout.

Note: We’re now happy to extend the Slack for Education discount to qualifying workspaces on the Slack Enterprise Grid subscription, for deployments of 1,000+ faculty members, staff and/or students. Please contact us to learn more.


Who qualifies

We welcome applicants from the following groups:

  • Not-for-profit educational institutions
  • Accredited primary, secondary and tertiary institutions*
  • Student groups from any of the above
  • School districts and regional service agencies**

* Affiliated hospitals, medical centres and patient care facilities are ineligible.
** Federal and state (or equivalent) government offices, such as Departments of Education, are ineligible.

Note: As per our terms of service, no one under the age of 16 may use Slack. Please see our customer-specific supplement for more information on compliance with the US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Tip: We also offer discounts for eligible not-for-profit organisations! See Slack for Charities for more information.


How to apply

If you’re not using Slack yet, you’ll need to create a workspace first. If you’re already using Slack, a workspace owner can submit an application.

Once you’re ready, fill in the Slack for Education application form. We’ll ask you to provide the following:

  • Basic info about your institution and Slack workspace
  • Documents confirming your not-for-profit or accredited status (such as a letter from a tax authority or your school’s central administrator)


The review process

Our team will review your application and respond as quickly as we can.

If your application isn’t approved, you can apply in future if the status of your institution changes. In the meantime, you’re welcome to continue using Slack on the Free subscription for as long as you like.

A note about our review process

Everyone can use Slack but not every organisation may meet our eligibility requirements to qualify for this programme. Slack sets these guidelines and determines an organisation’s qualification at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to grant or deny an organisation’s application or participation at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend our eligibility guidelines at any time.


Billing changes

If we’ve approved your application – congratulations! Workspaces on the Free subscription will able to upgrade straight away and your discount will be applied at the checkout. For those already on a paid subscription, we’ll apply the discount to your workspace’s account. 

Note: For workspaces already on a paid subscription, we do not offer refunds for previously paid subscription fees. We are not currently able to provide vendor or payment forms, portals or agreements either.