Register to Use Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Create an Amazon Account

AWS Educate is a collection of cloud computing services that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by UB is a registered participant, providing UB students and faculty with monthly credits. Get the code from your professor.

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Applies To: UB students and faculty

Last Updated: September 2, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is for classroom use only by faculty and staff for teaching and learning purposes, and cannot be used for any production services or any other activity.


  1. Go to and click:
    • Apply for AWS Educate for Educators if you are a faculty member
    • Apply for AWS Educate for Students if you are a student
  2. Begin filling in the application. Skip the AWS Account ID field. Be sure to use your email address or you will not receive your credits.

Create an Amazon Account

AWS registration.
  1. Enter your email address.
  2. Complete the registration form with your name, email address, a password for your AWS account and the captcha, then click Create account.
add credit card info.

Complete Registration

  1. Go to, click Create Free Account, sign in with your email address and the password you created, then click Sign in using our secure server.
  2. In the upper right corner, underneath your name, choose My Account.
  3. Under Account Settings, copy the account number.
  4. Return to and enter the number in the AWS Account ID field. Make sure all other fields on the application are completed, then click Next.
  5. Contact your professor for an AWS code, then enter it, solve the captcha and click Next.

SUNY Contact for AWS

Shane Kalil
Enterprise Account Executive

Common Questions

I can't remember my AWS password?

Go to and click Create A Free Account, then click Forgot Password.

I'm a staff member, am I eligible to participate?

Sorry, the program is limited to UB students and faculty.

Where do I receive my AWS Promotional Credit?

If you are an educator or a CPOC using an AWS Account, you will receive a credit code under the “AWS Account” tab in the portal. In a separate window, log into your AWS Management Console and click your “Admin” tab, followed by “My Billing Dashboard” at the top right of your screen. Click “Credits” on the left side of the screen and enter promo code received, Captcha and click “Redeem”. Refresh the page and you can view your AWS Promotional Credit.

Student members and educators who are using an AWS Educate Starter Account will receive preloaded AWS Promotional Credit in their Starter Account. Credit renewal is a self- service feature. Students and educators must renew their membership manually each year to receive the benefits. For Educators, you must renew your membership manually every 12 months from the date your application is approved. For student members, you must renew your membership manually every 12 months from the date your application is approved until your graduation or program completion date. Please note that AWS Educate member benefits are subject to change at any time.

If I don't use all my free usage, does it roll over?

Sorry, unused usage expires.

How can I monitor my usage?

By logging into your Account Activity page, you can see current and past usage activity by service and region, and download usage reports.

Where can I learn more?

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.