This is the first time that Apple has included iPads in its educational program.
The iPad Air traditionally starts at $499, but can be had for $469 on the company's higher education store. Other configurations of the iPad Air are similarly $30 off the retail price.
The Retina iPad mini has also been discounted for students and educators, just slightly less than the Air. Normally starting at $399, the iPad mini with Retina display starts at $379 — $20 off — on the higher education store.
According to its educational terms and conditions Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third-party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, home-school teachers, administrators, and staff of all grade levels.
Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible.