Credits and coupon administration

Do I need to enter any credit card information to redeem these credits in Google Cloud?

No. If you are prompted for credit card information, you are likely using the Free Trial instead of the credits program.

For more information, check out the Receiving and Redeeming Coupons guide.

What is the value of the credit which we will be receiving?

Credit will have a value of $100 USD for one faculty member and up to $50 USD for students and other staff members.

This is usually sufficient for class usage of most Google Cloud tools but there are some that can be significantly more expensive and may not be covered by this amount. In some cases, the tools come from external providers which may have educational programs.  We do not control those external programs so encourage you to follow up with those providers.  We strongly encourage you to investigate the pricing of tools you intend to use in class with the pricing calculator before committing to them.

If I already applied the credit to an account, can I apply it to a different account instead?

No, once you apply the credit to an account, you cannot transfer the coupon to a different account. However, you can fund projects in another account using the Billing Account created from the coupon. Here's a link for further information on modifying Billing Accounts for a project and a guide on Troubleshooting Account Issues.

What if I run out of credits?

If you are a student enrolled in a course that requires the use of Google Cloud and you do not have any credit remaining, please contact your professor. Faculty members can contact to request additional credit.

Google reserves the right to not grant credits and change the criteria for granting credits at any time.

Information is available about creating billing alerts and tracking usage in this document.

Will all of the credit be available to use within Google Cloud Platform once the credit is redeemed?

Yes, the full credit value will be available.

What happens when all of the credits I have in Google Cloud Platform are used up?

Nothing specifically occurs other than you will no longer be able to use Google Cloud Platform. VMs that are running will be stopped. Storage, including VM disks, will exist for 30 days and then be removed. For more detailed information, please see the documentation located here for the Free Trial program as the experience will be the same.

Faculty who need to keep resources for future courses, especially those which are not taught every term, should contact to arrange for credits to archive their materials.

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