Cloud storage is quickly becoming an irreplaceable tool for college life as the ability to use any document on any device allows for more accessibility than ever before. Programs like OneNote and Evernote have proven to be great note taking tools that are making traditional paper notebooks obsolete, and a litany of new storage services like Google Drive have left most college students spoiled for choice when it comes to how students store their coursework. Now, Dropbox, one of the first cloud storage services, is offering students an extra incentive to use their services: two years of free, extra storage.

In a program they’re calling “Space Race,” Dropbox is offering 3GB of extra storage on a Dropbox account if they sign up for their service with a .EDU email address. Not only that, if you manage to convince other students at your school to sign up with their .EDU emails as well, all students at your school can then earn additional storage, up to a whopping 25GB, all for free.

Here are the rules, taken from the Dropbox Blog:

  • You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address (if you have an existing Dropbox account you can still join)!
  • If you’ve signed up for Dropbox with a non-school email, no problem! You can verify your school account on the Space Race page.
  • Your school gets 1 point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox on their computer (if they haven’t already).
  • Your school gets 2 more points for each person that goes through the Get Started guide (including you!)

While it’s clear that this is a marketing ploy to imprint brand loyalty among the college demographic as other services like Google Drive get more popular, it’s admittedly a pretty good one. An extra 25GB of online storage for free is extremely handy, so definitely sign up as soon as possible to get the most out of this promotion.