Shopping for the upcoming semester is already daunting enough. Fortunately, multifaceted entertainer Issa Rae has joined forces with delivery platform Shipt – and three of the brand’s Howard University interns – to lighten the back-to-school load on students. 

Rae and Shipt recently launched a student membership that costs less than $5 a month. For the price of a latte, any student with an email that ends in “.edu” can enroll in the discounted Shipt membership. Doing so allows you to utilize a number of benefits including same-day shipping. A regular membership is around $11 a month.

“Championing underrepresented voices has been a driving force in my career and collaborating with Shipt on this journey deepens that passion,” Rae said via a press release. “Witnessing the dedication and brilliance of these talented students as they create something truly extraordinary this summer is awe-inspiring.”

Through this discounted membership, participants are able to get school supplies, beauty products, and more within hours of placing an order. Plus, those that enroll in the program gain access to exclusive deals for even more savings. 

To help students get started, Rae has also hand picked some back-to-school essentials for students to shop.

Brita Premium 26oz Filtering Water Bottle with Filter

Brita’s Premium 26oz Filtering Water Bottle with Filter is a daily essential. With this BPA-free water bottle, you’ll always have filtered water regardless of where you refill the bottle. The filter is located in the straw.   

The 26-ounce bottle also comes with a leak-proof cap that can be opened with the press of a button. Weighing half-a-pound, it’s easy to carry in a backpack or notebook-filled tote. Best of all, it fits in a car cup holder too.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Lip Gloss

The NYX Professional Makeup Butter Lip Gloss is a beauty must-have. The cruelty-free lip gloss provides sheer-to-medium coverage. 

With a few swipes your lips are comforted in a non-sticky formula that locks moisture in place. Plus, you can shop a number of shades beyond the pictured 05 Crème Brulee. Grab a color that suits your style. 

SheaMoisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

SheaMoisture’s 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a one-ingredient moisturizing wonder. The cruelty-free tub of condensed oil is also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. 

Since there’s only coconut oil in the jar, you can use this product to moisturize your hair, skin, and cuticles. That being said, the natural source of vitamin E can even be used on the face to revive dry skin. Most importantly, it leaves a non-greasy finish.

CeraVe Face Wash Hydrating Facial Cleanser

CeraVe’s Face Wash Hydrating Facial Cleanser gently cleans normal to dry skin. That includes sensitive skin, too. 

The unscented cleanser has a lotion-like consistency. With its gentle formula, it removes gunk from the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. Also, it keeps your skin comfortable and moisturized for up to 24 hours. 

So, when the college budget gets too tight for cleanser and moisturizer, this could be a great solution. 

Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil

The Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil by Mielle Organics is an internet favorite product that’s also available on Shipt. This lightweight cruelty-free oil was specifically formulated for hair types 3A to 4C. 

It’s a biotin-infused hair and scalp oil that promotes healthy hair growth. That being said, it contains a blend of over 30 oils and nutrients to moisturize the hair as it strengthens your curls. 

A few familiar highlights include moisturizing jojoba oil, invigorating peppermint oil, and strengthening horsetail extract. 

BlenderBottle Pro Series Drinkware

BlenderBottle’s Pro Series Drinkware is definitely a must have for student athletes – that includes those on dance teams and cheer squads. It’s a 24-ounce odor-resistant shaker. 

This BlenderBottle is a BPA-free bottle featuring a leak-proof cap and ergonomic shape. The features make it less of an arm workout to blend your protein drink.

Partake Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

With all that ordering, you’ve got to add a pack of Partake Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies to your cart. You get about 15 cookies per box. 

These are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and egg-free cookies that actually taste good. These crunchy cookies are also OU Kosher certified.

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