GitHub Education Discount error

I’m trying to set up my GitHub Classrooms for Spring quarter, and the “discount” page at told me I needed to re-verify my faculty status. I have done that twice now (“last verified as a faculty on Mar 17, 2020”), but I can’t seem to get to the page where I can upgrade my organization. Has this page moved? Is there some other step that has been added in that I’m not aware of? The documentation ( doesn’t seem to think so…

Where do we go for support for this?

Actually, things have changed recently in the web and to get where you can upgrade your organization you have to follow this path:

GitHub Education > Get Benefits (upper right corner) > GitHub Teacher Toolbox > (seek for GitHub) Get direct access on the GitHub website.


Thanks so much @pattacini ! That last link was exactly the one I needed :slight_smile:

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Hi I got approved for educational discount but when I create an assignment I cannot make it private. Can you help please

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Hi @hikmatfarhat

You have to visit your benefits page accessible from the GitHub Teacher Toolbox – exactly as outlined above – and then upgrade your organization so that you’ll be entitled to create private assignments.


You should be the -Help- editor, this solved my suspected browser-issues, hero!


@pattacini, you’re my hero! I spent an hour fighting this today. Many thanks.


Thank you @pattacini! Our doc on Classroom is out of date, will update it shortly. :heart:

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