Where do I enter GitHub Education promo codes?

Posted March 11, 2020 1.9k views
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I’m trying to activate my GitHub Education code with my new DigitalOcean account and there’s no promo code section on my billing page. Where do I enter this code? I read somewhere that I should be able to find this on my billing page. I’ll have to use another service if I can’t get this credit sorted out.

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  • Dear support

    although I funds are available in your DigitalOcean account but when I tried to use the GitHub promo code I got a message “the promo code doesn’t exit ” ?
    why ?

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Hello, @davidreact

You need to enter a valid credit/debit card or make a deposit via PayPal in order to use the GitHub Student Pack. Keep in mind that this is needed in order to verify account and once done you will not be charged.

The promo code field should be visible in the Billing section of your account, as shown in the link provided bellow:

Let me know how it goes.


  • Thanks for your quick response! My PayPal has been billed already. I see the transaction in PayPal. How long should the verification take?

    • Hello, @davidreact

      Once the transaction is approved and the funds are available in your DigitalOcean account you should be good to go. If you’re still having issues with this you can also contact our amazing support team and they will assist you with adding the GitHub Education promo code.

      Hope this helps!