Before you Start
Who can use this feature
Users on a free Starter Team Plan can apply for a free Student Team.
You must be 13 years of age, be a student or educator with an accredited institution, and sign up using your school-issued email address.
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
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.
- 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? Learn more in about how to apply in our Verify your Student Status article.
Application declined? Check out our My student application was declined article for more information.