Some YouTube Premium 'Student' plans incorrectly changed to 'Individual' plans, but don't fret; fix in the works

YouTube Premium is an exclusive subscription service that allows one to binge-watch their favorite videos ad-free.

Along with this, subscribers also get access to improved music playback quality and can play videos or music in the background.

Also, one can easily choose between regular, quarterly, and annual plans according to their budget.


However, some are currently experiencing issues with the Premium membership.

YouTube Premium ‘Student’ plans incorrectly changed to ‘Individual’ plans

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), multiple users are alleging that their YouTube Premium Student plans are being mistakenly converted into Individual plans.

The platform provides students with specialized plans for both YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. This membership is generally available at a discounted rate and valid for a period of up to four years.

As per the reports, those who opted for the specialized student plans have recently started getting emails that they are being migrated to the individual plan.


Hi, can you please explain why my student discount is being resended? I have verified on sheer ID, and YouTube Premium is available in my country.

How come suddenly my student YouTube is non-student premium? Even though it could still be one more year.

Some have even tried to cancel their current membership, get a refund and sign up for the student plan once again as directed by YouTube support. However, this trick didn’t work for them.

And expectedly, the affected ones are now asking the developers to resolve the issue soon.

Official acknowledgment

Fortunately, the YouTube support team on Twitter has officially acknowledged this problem and is currently working on fixing it. Although, no official ETA for the same has been shared.


We do hope that YouTube will resolve this problem soon.

Having said that, we’ll keep an eye on this topic and update this article with noteworthy information.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated YouTube Section. So make sure that you follow them as well.

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