Nikon recently launched the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) Campus program in Canada -- providing a free NPS student membership tier.
To qualify, a student must own any Nikon DSLR & lens (in warranty) and be enrolled in an eligible photography/arts program.
NPS Campus membership benefits include:
- 5 Day Service Turnaround (with discounted shipping)
- Free maintenance service, including wear & tear
- NPS "Graduate Bonus"
So far, NPS Campus has only launched in Canada. It remains to be seen if NPS Campus will expand globally.https://help.nikon.ca/app/answers/detail/a_id/18907
Nikon has experimented with similar programs in the past for students, teachers and even "camera club members", most notably the NPS Lite program in Australia.