If the student status of a conference participant expires between the registration for the conference and the conference itself, is it typical that the person still pays the student fee (rather than a higher regular participation fee)?

EDIT: I reject "individual factors", "personal values" and "a certain person's preferences" as reasons why the question has been put on-hold: there is nothing preferential, nothing that would concern an individual here. The question couldn't care less about your personal values, my dear reader. The question is about how past conferences handled it typically, i.e., simple facts.

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    This is too variable for a valid answer, I think. Every conference might have its own rules. Ask the conference authorities if you have a specific case. – Buffy Sep 13 '19 at 23:21
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    I should think that as long as student status was valid at time of registration it is (at least: should be) legitimate to insist that this a student registration fee should be applied. I personally would have argued that in the (atypical) case that the student ID is demanded at registration time (I have very rarely seen this). – Captain Emacs Sep 14 '19 at 0:08
  • I think it’s such an outlier that even if it’s not adhering to the rules no one would kick up a fuss – Spark Sep 14 '19 at 1:16
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    The "individual factors" in the closed reason does not mean personal factors. It does mean individual conferences. Reopen request rejected. – scaaahu Sep 17 '19 at 3:28
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    I don't see how this depends more strongly on individual factors than many other conference questions, eg this: academia.stackexchange.com/questions/135855/… – user114084 Sep 17 '19 at 7:14


The purpose of student discounts is to encourage people with a limited income and limited funding to participate. Recent graduates are in that category.

Most students presenting at conferences are PhD students. Usually, PhD students are not sure when they will finish their degree. It's perfectly normal for a PhD student to register for a conference as a student, and there's no reason to change their registration if they happen to graduate before the conference occurs.

I've never seen a conference verify any information I have sent to them.

(Conferences are not publications in my field.)

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