Mathematica Student Edition is a fully functional version of Mathematica but at a low student price. It runs at the same speed, produces the same output, and is identical in functionality to the professional version of Mathematica. Its distinctions include the following:

- Mathematica Student Edition is for exclusive sale to students enrolled at accredited educational institutions (or at an approved homeschool location) for use on their own personal computers. Proof of enrollment is required at the time of purchase.
- Registration is required to activate and use Mathematica Student Edition.
- Mathematica Student Edition has a "Printed by Mathematica Student Edition" footnote that prints at the bottom of every document page.