For most college students, every penny counts. Luckily, businesses all across Mississippi reward students for their hard work by offering a student discount. From restaurants and coffeeshops to retail stores and museums, here are our picks for the 10 best places to get student discounts in Mississippi. Leave your favorite in the comments!
Note: As discount offers frequently change, please double check with the business before you go.
At the Mississippi Museum of Art, college students can enrich their education and culture by exploring the museum's different exhibits. You can enjoy art from around the world as well as close to home, or just sip a cup of coffee in the Art Garden. Students receive free admission on Tuesdays and Thursdays, made possible by Trustmark Bank and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.
Starkville Community Theatre performs four productions every season, staged at the Playhouse on Main. The theatre group was founded in 1978, and past productions have included “Steel Magnolias,” “Dial M for Murder,” and “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Students can buy tickets to a single show for $10 or a Student Season Ticket for $25 regular/$30 upgraded, half of the original cost.
Cups Espresso Cafe is a fun and funky chain of coffee shops in the Jackson area. It's a popular place for college students to socialize and study. The atmosphere is enough to bring in the crowds, fact that they offer a student discount on brewed coffee definitely doesn't hurt!
The Grammy Museum of Mississippi opened in the Spring 2016, offering visitors and locals alike a chance to explore the path of the music industry, from its origins to the technology that is shaping its future. Located on the campus of Delta State University, the museum offers discounted admission to all college students with a valid ID.
Da Shak Grill in Byram is serving up comfort food that's sure to make any college student feel right at home. Their fried pork chops are delicious, and the chicken and waffles are perfect for a night out on the town. And you'll want to cover everything on your plate with Shak sauce, made from a closely-guarded secret recipe. Thursdays, Da Shak offers a 10 percent discount to students attending school in Byram or Terry.
Georgia Blue is a popular restaurant with four locations across Mississippi. Their food is Southern-style elevated comfort food, with menu items including turnip green bites, Creole spinach dip, and shrimp tacos. They also feature a bakery. Students of William Carey University receive 10 percent off of an appetizer or entree.
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi celebrates the Mississippi Gulf Coast's rich history of innovation. Learn about the early days of fishing, seafood production, and shipbuilding, all in a beautiful modern setting. Admission for students is only $6, so you can explore the exhibits and the library again and again.
High Noon Cafe is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Jackson which uses organic ingredients whenever possible. All of their dishes are made from scratch, so it's the perfect spot for college students who want ethically-conscious grub without sacrificing quality or taste. And as an added bonus, students receive a 10 percent discount.
If you're a student of the arts, the annual Oxford Film Festival is a can't-miss event. The festival features over 100 films a year. You can also attend panel discussions and social events where you can mingle with filmmakers. Students can receive 15 percent off the price of their tickets.
The Kitchen Table in Hattiesburg offers culinary classes, and is another business which offers a special discount to students of William Carey University. Reservations are required in advance, so grab a couple of friends for a night out or a special someone for a date night you'll never forget!