Google Cloud Rates & Billing

Estimate educational pricing using Google's pricing calculator. Pricing includes an egress waiver. ITS bills for the previous month's activities. Contact the GCP at U-M support team if you have any billing questions.

Customers of Google Cloud Platform at U-M receive 10% discounts on nearly all GCP with only a few exclusions:

Customers may take a part of the data egress waiver with a few conditions:

  • Allowed
    • Research or academic workloads
    • Hosting departmental websites
  • NOT Allowed
    • Massive online open courseware (MOOC)
    • Live-streaming/ Media streaming
    • Hosting websites for commercial purposes outside of research & teaching.
  •  Egress may not exceed 15% of the total monthly GCP fee (on the entire GCP Master Billing Account)

Customers wanting to take advantage of the $300 free credit cannot associate their project with the GCP at U-M service. To utilize the credit, customers must:

  • Create a project or use an existing project not associated with any billing accounts that are a part of the GCP at U-M service.
  • Provide a credit card as a placeholder. The card will not be charged during the 12 month free trial.
  • Not have already signed up for a free trial in the past.
  • These accounts are not eligible for the 10% discount, though are still covered by the egress waiver.

Students cannot take advantage of GCP at U-M discounts or egress waiver, but do qualify for the $300 free credit. Faculty members may obtain EDU credits for students using GCP for coursework, particularly those in computer science.