Apply for a Student Account

Figma is passionate about making design accessible; and what better place to cultivate design thinking, breakdown barriers and collaborate with others, than in the classroom.

If you are part of an accredited educational institution - as either a student or an educator - then you may qualify for a Figma Student account.

Student accounts allow you to access all of the functionality available on our  Professional plan, without any of the cost.

Every Editor on your Student Team must be a verified as a Student. It's not possible to have a mix of free (Student) and paid (Professional) Editors.


To qualify for a student account you must:

✅ Be at least 13 years of age.
✅ Be a student or educator affiliated with an accredited institution.
✅ Sign up to Figma with your student/educator email address
✅ Verify your student status

Accredited Institutions

An accredited institution is officially recognized by a local or national government body. This can be either a secondary or tertiary ("higher") organization.

This includes high school, university, post-graduate institutions, trade schools, polytechnics, colleges etc.

They usually:

  • Offer Degrees, Diplomas or Bachelor programs
  • Administer a Student Email and/or identification (ID) card.

The following programs or institutions  do not qualify for free Student accounts:

❌ Non-accredited schools or programs
❌ Bootcamps or Workshops
❌ Code academies
❌ Continuing Education Providers
❌ For-Profit Schools

Note: Figma does not provide free accounts for:

  • Early stage Startups
  • "Not-for-profit" or "non-profit" Organizations

Qualify? Verify your Student Status

I am a student of an accredited institution and my application was declined

We use an automated process to verify if your email address is registered to an accredited institution. If you have used a personal address, or an address not currently recognized by the registry, then your application may be declined.

If this happens, you can reach out to Figma Support by clicking the "?" icon in the bottom-left corner of your Figma account and choosing "  Get Help", or sending an email to

We cant then add your institution to the registry at our end, so any future applications are successful.

To allow us to do this, you may need to provide us with all or some of the following:

  • The URL of the institution you are enrolled with.
  • Your school-issued email address.
  • A copy of your school-issued identification card.
  • If you do not have an ID card, then you may need to provide us with your current transcripts.
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