When you sign up to use Microsoft's SkyDrive service, you normally get 7 GB of free cloud storage on your account, with more available if you pay extra. Now there's word that Microsoft is giving US college students an additional 3 GB of free space.
The SkyDrive for Students website has the details on the free offer, which basically sends those students a code to unlock the extra free space when they send a valid email address with the .edu domain name to Microsoft. The code has to be entered into the student's SkyDrive account by December 31. Once it is applied, the 3 GB of free space is available for one year.
The offer is just for US college students (sorry, rest of the world), and only lasts for a year. After that, the students will have to make a decision of what to do. While it's unlikely Microsoft will delete 3 GB of data from the account when the year ends, it may be inaccessible until the student pays some money to free up that space once again. Students who decide to take Microsoft up on this offer might want to plan ahead just in case.