Note: Notion Personal Pro plans (including unlimited storage and uploads) are 100% free for university students and teachers who associate their accounts with their school email addresses.
To take advantage of the free Personal Pro plan for students and educators:
First, you'll need to make sure that the email address associated with your Notion account is the one provided by your school.
You can change your email on file by clicking
Settings & Membersin your sidebar, then
Next, navigate to the
Settings & Members. If you're already on a paid plan, click on
Scroll down, and you should see a button that says
Get free education plan(you won't see this if you're on a Team Plan or Enterprise Plan already):
If your school is recognized by our system, you'll be upgraded automatically and you're good to go!
If your school is not recognized by our system, you'll see a pop-up message informing you why.
First, make sure that your Notion account is associated with your educational email address by clicking the
If you're still seeing this pop-up after changing your email, your university may not be on our list. Our support team can help! Just use the
?button at the bottom right of the Notion app to send us a message, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a promo code for a free education plan, you can enter it into the same form to automatically turn on the premium features for free.
Note: You'll need to associate your Notion account with a valid educational email address in order to upgrade — we don't accept student IDs or other documentation to verify at this time. Personal email addresses (like gmail.com or outlook.com) are not eligible. Sorry about that!
Note: As a quick comparison, the free Personal Plan has a limit of 5 guest collaborators, and has a limit of 5MB for file uploads. The Personal Pro Plan usually costs $5/month.
You can still work with many other people on a Personal Pro Plan. Using guest access, you can share your grocery list with roommates, collaborate on a project with classmates, or even run an entire organization. Here's how:
On any page you want to share with others, go to
Shareat the top right.
Enter the email address of anyone you want to invite.
Select a level of access for that person from the dropdown (i.e. read-only, edit-only, comment-only) and press
They'll receive an email with a link to the page.
If they don't already use Notion, they can sign up to access your page.
Note: When you invite someone to a page, they can automatically access all of its sub-pages by default. That being said, you can restrict or expand sub-page permissions!
Using the method shown in above, you can essentially share an entire workspace:
Create one top-level page in your sidebar with all the sub-pages you want other people to access.
Invite anyone you want to collaborate or share content with.
You can add as many guests as you want for free.
If you're brand new to Notion, we recommend you start here to quickly pick up the basics of writing, editing, and organizing your content.
Our templates are also a great first step — they provide some structure, and you can customize them however you want! We have a bunch just for students and teachers:
In your sidebar, click the
Or, you can use the
+ New pagebutton or any of the
+buttons in your sidebar to create a new page, and select
Templatesfrom the grayscale menu.
Once you find a template you like, click the blue
Use this templatebutton at the top right to add it to your workspace.
Templates: Within the app, templates for students and teachers can be found under the
You can also check out our template gallery for education users via the
↗ Browse more templates button at the bottom right of the template picker, or by clicking here →
Unfortunately, you'll need to associate your Notion account with a valid educational email address in order to upgrade — we don't accept student IDs or other documentation to verify at this time. Personal email addresses (like gmail.com or outlook.com) are not eligible. Sorry about that!
Not at the moment, unfortunately — you'll need to associate your Notion account with an educational email address in order to upgrade to the free educational plan. You can change your email by navigating to the
My Account tab of
Settings & Members in the sidebar.
Notion is the perfect tool for school. We’d like to support the next generation of thinkers, dreamers, and leaders.
Yes! Go to the
Settings & Members panel in Notion, select the
My Account tab, then click
Change Email under the
Personal Info section. Enter your student email address. Next, navigate to the
Upgrade tab in
Settings & Members. Scroll down, and click the button that says
Get free education plan (you won't see this if you're on a Team Plan or Enterprise Plan already).
If your school is recognized by our system, you'll be upgraded automatically and you're good to go! You’ll receive a prorated credit for the remaining value of your term which can be applied to future Notion purchases.
You’re eligible if:
You’re a student or educator at an accredited college or university.
You have a school email address. We don’t accept student IDs or other documentation to verify at this time.
You’re not eligible if:
You’re a K-12 student or K-12 educator. But you can still use our Personal Plan with unlimited storage for free! Learn more on our pricing page.
Your Notion account is associated with a personal email address, such as a gmail.com or email address.
You can continue using your free student account as long as it’s associated with a university email address. You’ll have the opportunity to change your email address and switch to a paid plan upon graduation. We hope you’ll stick with us 🤞
This happens if your university or educational institution isn't recognized by our system. Our support team can help! Just use the
? button at the bottom right of the Notion app to send us a message, or you can email us at email@example.com.
You won't see the Free education plan button if you're already subscribed to a Team Plan or Enterprise Plan, or if you have multiple admins/members in your workspace.
This educational discount is only valid for the Personal Pro Plan — unfortunately there isn't a discount for Team Plans or Enterprise Plans.
You can still collaborate with your classmates on your free Personal Pro Plan though, using guest access. Learn more about guests here →