Grammarly is one of the most popular and intuitive writing assistants, which can be used by students, freelance professionals as well as organisations to not only ensure that every written word is grammatically accurate but also that the readability and clarity of their entire draft is up to the mark.
It has become a go-to choice for students as well as professionals over the past decade as the Ukrainian writing assistant that’s headquartered in San Francisco has grown to over 20 million paid users worldwide.
The writing assistant not only offers paid plans for individuals, businesses, educational institutions, but also free of cost online editor, Chrome extension, desktop app, MS Office add-on and Grammarly keyboard for Android and iOS.
In this article, we’re going to discuss how much do the Premium, Business and Education subscription of Grammarly cost and if you can use Grammarly for free, and how.
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How much is Grammarly?
Grammarly offers three paid plans for individuals, businesses and educational institutions, and here we’ve discussed how much each of them cost.
The Premium version of Grammarly, which is for individuals, is available in three different plans depending on the payment duration you choose — monthly, quarterly or annually.
- Monthly: If you choose the monthly Premium plan, it’ll cost you US$29.95 per month, billed monthly.
- Quarterly: The Quarterly plan will cost you US$19.98 per month, billed as a single payment of US$59.95 quarterly.
- Annual: The Annual Premium Grammarly plan is by far the most economical if you are going to use it for the long haul. This plan will cost you $11.66 per month, billed as a single payment of US$139.95 annually.
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Grammarly Business is for organisations who want to use Grammarly for a team of three to 149 users. The plan will cost companies US$12.50 per member every month. However, there are discounts for teams larger than 10 members at the time of writing, as discussed below.
So, for example, if you’re purchasing the Grammarly Business plan for three users, you’ll need to pay a total of $37.50 per month, which is billed annually at $450 per year.
Alternatively, you can also choose to pay bills monthly at $25 per member per month, irrespective of the number of members you have.
Grammarly Business Discounts
As mentioned above, if you choose to pay your Grammarly bill monthly instead of a single annual payment, you won’t be able to take advantage of the following discounts for more team members.
- More than 10 members: If you’re purchasing the Business plan for a team of more than 10 members, you’ll be charged at $12.08 per member every month.
- More than 50 members: If your team has more than 50 members, you’ll have to pay at a further discounted rate of $11.67 per member every month.
- More than 149 members: If you’ve 150 or more team members in your organisation, you can contact Grammarly for a customised quote here.
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Grammarly (@edu) Education
If you’re an educational institution and want to get Grammarly for the entire institution, you’ll need to get a quote from Grammarly here. Schools, colleges, universities, professional educational institutions can purchase Site licenses, which include a year-long subscription.
How to get Grammarly for free?
As mentioned above, Grammarly is available for free with limited features that include basic writing corrections such as spelling, grammar and punctuation.
You can get Grammarly for free by simply signing up for the service and creating an account using your Facebook, Apple and Google account or any other email ID here. This will get you the basic writing corrections mentioned above.
If you want to leverage the power of Grammarly while you surf and write on Google Chrome (including on Gmail, your social networks posts), download the free Grammarly for Chrome extension here.
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Is Grammarly Premium worth it?
Grammarly Premium allows users to access everything that’s available to the free users and also extra tools to improve style, clarity, fluency, readability and word choice. Premium users also get to see their text’s formality level and see if any of their text is plagiarised and then cite it appropriately.
If the extra features make your writing better and quicker or if they allow you to get better at English better, then spending your hard-earned money on Grammarly worth it; more so if you’re writing important academic and research papers or are potentially going to get into writing as a profession.
If you’re an organisation, you can get a Grammarly Business plan, which caters to the needs of organisations. In addition to everything available in the free and Premium Grammarly plans, you also get the admin panel access to manage members, centralised billing, priority email support, single sign-on and the ability to create a company style guide.
If you feel that all of these extra features will help your team become more productive and efficient while writing, then it might not be a bad thing to give Grammarly a try.
How to get Grammarly Premium for free?
At the time of writing, Grammarly isn’t offering any free trial or discount, but these do come up often, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas; so if you’re reading this around then, keep your eyes peeled but don’t get your hopes high — Grammarly sometimes offers a free month-long trial of its Premium plan and as much as 40% off on the first year of Grammarly Premium subscription (billed annually).
If you’re a student, you can get in touch with Grammarly and try to get a free peek at the Grammarly Premium for some time and a hefty discount too.
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