Dropbox Offers Up To 25 GB Free Storage Space To Students And Schools [Updates]

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You really have to give it Dropbox, they seem to always find a way to give users more and more free storage space—from the free 500 MB space for referral sign-ups to additional 500 MB of storage for photo uploads. And now if you’re a college student anywhere in world, you qualify as part of Dropbox’s Space Race Program for an extra 3 GB of Dropbox space for two years, plus up to 25 GB of space for your school for two years.

Of course, while Dropbox offers all this free, it does want some of its freeloading customers to make a premium upgrade, but as one of the leading cloud services on the Internet, Dropbox is being pretty generous. Note also, the 3 GB of storage is in addition to the 2 GB of free space given to everyone who signs up for Dropbox.

To be eligible for the Space Race Program, you must meet the following the criteria:

  • You must be an actively enrolled in a college or university or the equivalent of a university.
  • You need to sign up with active email address from the school you attend (note: you also qualify if you already have existing Dropbox account).
  • Your higher education institution must also have at least 25 participants sign up for the program (so announce it in one of your classes).

The program runs from October 15 to December 10, 2012. You sign up by visiting www.dropbox.com/spacerace. Any additional storage space earned through the program will expire on January 15, 2015, and thus accounts will downgrade to the users’ original, initial free space.

Source: TechCrunch

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Comments (55)
  • kadek pranata surya

    i would love to have it too…. ;-)

  • Shahbaz Amin

    It is such a good promo!!
    My uni is at 8Gb now finally!

  • Arpit

    I got 25GB space as great space racer but when i install dropbox it says “You are almost there! We see that you installed Dropbox, but it looks like you are using the same computer as other Space Racers. Install Dropbox on another computer to claim your 25 GB for two years!”….i uninstalled an unlinked my previous account but still not able to claim 25GB on my laptop…help??

    • Kalle

      Same problem here!

      Get: “You are almost there! We see that you installed Dropbox, but it looks like you are using the same computer as other Space Racers. Install Dropbox on another computer to claim your 15 GB for two years!”

      Eeeehhhh no. I don’t have another computer. Comeon Dropbox! :-(

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Hey Kalle, copy and and paste your comment to Dropbox. I’m sure they will get back with you. Sorry I can’t be of help.

    • Balint

      Same problem here…

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Arpit, have tried writing Dropbox directly about this issue?

  • Jeremiah Iliffe

    My private school does not provide students with .edu addresses :(

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Jeremiah, maybe write them and see if there’s a work around for private schools.

  • Stephanie w

    This is cool, although the temporary thing is annoying.

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