Charges gradually increasing on the student account even after the 100USD limit is exceeded.

VICTOR HUGO DA SILVA 20 Reputation points
2023-05-15T14:04:29.7933333+00:00

I am a student, who created a free account through Azure For Students. The access is limited to $100 USD for the use of the services. What happened was that when I was creating a Virtual Machine with Linux, I went a little outside my instructor's tutorial and added more features and services to the Virtual Machine. In less than 24h the $100 USD limit was exceeded because of a storage service called: "Premium SSD Managed Disks P70 - BR South".

Automatically my account was disabled and I received a notification. When I logged into Azure I saw that I no longer had access to use services, so I deleted all the services that I had so far created, being the virtual machine, the disk, and other groups.

Even though the account is disabled, the Charges keep increasing and I am afraid that in the end some charge will be made to my name.

My questions are:

  • Is it normal that the charges keep growing even after I have exceeded the $100 free limit, have been disabled for use and have deleted the services?
  • How do I make it stop?
  • Will I be charged for anything?

I didn't sign up with any card, I just signed up for free and ended up unfortunately extrapolating the usage.

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 45,401 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-18T06:57:54.0033333+00:00

    @VICTOR HUGO DA SILVA Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    **
    What happens after I use my $100 credit or I'm at the end of 12 months?**

    If you exhaust your available credit before 12 months and you want to continue to use Azure, you can upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription in the Azure portal. If you do not upgrade, your Azure subscription becomes disabled. If you’re at the end of 12 months, you can renew your subscription by signing up again for the offer. To get detailed terms of use for Azure for Students, please visit the offer terms.

    You may receive an invoice from Microsoft detailing the usage you incurred in the previous month while on Azure for Students. Don’t worry, you do not have to pay for that usage – it’s all covered by the credit provided by Azure for Students. To learn more about invoices and how they work, check out the article on Microsoft technical documentation

    What are subscriptions, and how do they relate to Azure for Students?

    Subscriptions provide access to Azure services. Azure for Students gives you $100 credit for 12 months and includes access to more than 25 free services, including compute, network, storage, and databases. Any charges incurred during this period are deducted from the credit. To continue using Azure services after you've exhausted your $100 credit, you must either renew (if you are 12 months in) or upgrade to a pay-as-you-go subscription.

    How do I know how much of the $100 credit I have left?

    You can see your remaining credit on the Azure Sponsorships portal.

    For more information, refer to this article : https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/pricing/offers/ms-azr-0170p/
    This article addresses frequent questions about Azure for Students, Azure for Students Starter, and Azure Dev Tools for Teaching: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/education-hub/azure-dev-tools-teaching/program-faq

    If I need more help, Contact us by going to our Subscriptions Support page and locating your region.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.


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