I just went to education.github.com to apply for a “private” repository status.
I had to add / verify my uchicago email to my existing github account (literally as fast as I could follow the link, and reply to the confirmation email).
Then I got a note saying “we’ll get back to you within a week” — and immediately got this email:
Begin forwarded message:
Subject: Powerup get!
Date: July 18, 2014 at 2:40:29 PM CDT
Hey yarko, we have awesome news...
We've upgraded you to a Micro plan, which will be free for the next two years. After that, you'll get an email saying that your coupon is expiring. You can reapply for another coupon if you still have academic status. We don't have any collaboration limits, so any group projects you may encounter can be hosted via your account. If you need help getting started with Git and GitHub, check out:
Also, spread the word: we love giving educational discounts to students, teachers, administrators, and researchers! Please send them to https://education.github.com
Have an Octotastic day!
- The GitHub Education Team