Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

Help for Subscribers

How much does a subscription cost?

The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes 43 issues a year while updating its Web site daily.  A one-year subscription to the print edition costs $93.00.  Subscribers also get full access to all of at no extra cost.  See our subscription form for more options and information.

What exactly is a digital edition?

The digital edition allows you to view an exact replica of the newspaper on your computer.  It works with any common Web browser and you can read everything that was published in the print edition.  And like our print subscribers, you can access all the premium, subscriber-only content at

I'm a subscriber and I can not gain access the premium content at

If you have a Chronicle of Higher Education account, log on at and follow the on-screen instructions to activate your access to The Chronicle's premium content.  You'll need a recent issue of The Chronicle as information from your mailing label is required to confirm your subscription.

If you don't have a Chronicle account, create one.  It's free. Create your account and then follow the instructions above.

Mailing label?  I have a digital subscription.  How do I activate my access to The Chronicle's Web site?

Instructions are provided in the e-mail message that delivers your digital Chronicle to you on Mondays.

I can't find my copy of The Chronicle, and I want access now. What do I do?

Write to us at

I need to talk to someone about my subscription, not my account.

Call us at 1-800-728-2803 or 818-487-4591 if calling from outside the United States.

Help for Account Holders

Why do I need a Chronicle of Higher Education account?

An account is needed in order to take advantage of our free services.

What free services do you provide?

The Chronicle publishes several free e-newsletters including Academe Today, our daily report on the latest events in higher education.  We also publish free newsletters on technology, community colleges, and hiring.  And for those more interested in ideas rather than hard news, we publish The Chronicle Review e-mail newsletter.

You can create an unlimited number of job alerts so that anytime a job is posted that meets your criteria, you are alerted by an e-mail message.

You can participate in meaningful forums with colleagues and experts, sharing their experiences and insights with each other.

Comment on any Chronicle news article or blog.  And forward these same items to others via email when you have a Chronicle account.

And, if you have a subscription, you won't be able to gain access to the premium Web content unless you have an account.

I can't recall my user name.

Go here to retrieve your user name. 

I can't recall my password.

For privacy and security purposes, we do not re-send passwords.  But you can go here to have it reset. (You will need to know your user name and the e-mail address you used when you created your account.)

General Help

How do I contact The Chronicle?

A detailed list of contacts can be found here.

Can I share my user name and password so that a colleague can read the premium content, too?

No. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and accounts, and are solely responsible for any unauthorized use by others of your account. For more information, read our User's Agreement.

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