Can I pause my subscription?

We understand there might be a period of time when you don't need access to the Essay Database, like summer vacation or a semester off. 

You can pause your Essay Database subscription for 1, 2, 3, or 4 months, during which time you will not be charged the monthly subscription fee. To pause your subscription, go to "Settings" under your account and click the "Subscription" tab.

You'll find a screen similar to this:

Click "Cancel Subscription." (Don't worry, this will NOT cancel your subscription automatically.) You will then see the option to pause your subscription and everything you need to know about your pause. In this case, you should click "Yes! Pause it."

Once you have selected the length of time you would like to pause your account, your subscription tab will look similar to this:

As you can see, the date your subscription will automatically resume is listed on your subscription page. Your editing credits and subscription fees will be frozen for the duration of the pause. 

Please note that pausing a subscription pauses your access to the database immediately. This means that you will not be able to view or download essays while your subscription is paused. 

If you need to access your account before the pause expires, just send us an email at [email protected], and we will reactivate your account!

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