Student Advantage Program

What is the Student Advantage Program?

Student Advantage is an optional nation-wide, off-campus merchant discount program that can be added to your UCard. Only Incoming and current freshman can purchase the discounted five-year UMass membership. Other interested students have to purchase a membership directly from Student Advantage at the normal $20 per year price.


What does a UMass SA discount membership cost?

Purchasing a membership directly from Student Advantage would cost you $20 per year. However, the UCard Office and Student Advantage have negotiated a 5-year membership price of only $45!

Not only do you save $55 on the price of membership, all your membership information is printed directly on your UCard. You don't have to worry about carrying another card!


Where can I use my UMass SA Discount membership?

In addition to the many national and regional businesses that participate in the Student Advantage program, students can get discounts at a growing number of local businesses listed below. Members can also purchase discounted bus tickets online, including trips to and from the Amherst area.  See these brief instructions for details on how to get Student Advantage discounts when purchasing Greyhound bus tickets online.


Ready to sign up for a Student Advantage membership?

Signing up and activating a Student Advantage membership is easy.  To learn more go here.


Local businesses accepting Student Advantage discounts

Bruegger's Bagels 170 N. Pleasant St Amherst
Bueno y Sano 1 Boltwood Walk Amherst
Casmir Kocot 233 N. Pleasant St Amherst
Cherry Hill Golf Course 323 Montague Rd Amherst
Global Cuts 460 West Street Amherst
Hair By Harlow Day Spa 220 N. Pleasant St Amherst
John V Ryan Electrologist 664 Main St #50 Amherst
Kinetics Adult Fitness at Kid Sports 317 Russell St Hadley
Paradise of India 87 Main St Amherst
Paul's Pizza 30 Southpoint Drive Amherst
Pinocchio's On The Go 57 North Pleasant St Amherst
Town Fair Tire Center, Inc. 338 King St. Northampton


Location & Hours

168 Whitmore Administration Bldg. (Map)
Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
(Extended Hours & Holiday Exceptions)

Contact Information

Telephone: (413) 545-0197
FAX: (413) 577-0644

Mailing Address

UCard Office
P.O. Box 2364
Amherst, MA 01004-2364