You can either set up a GitHub Copilot subscription for your personal account, or you can set up a GitHub Copilot for Business subscription for your organization or enterprise. If you are a member of an organization with a GitHub Copilot for Business subscription, you will need to be assigned a seat by an organization owner. For more information about GitHub Copilot for Business, see "About GitHub Copilot for Business."
The GitHub Copilot subscription is available on a monthly or yearly cycle. If you choose a monthly billing cycle, you will be billed $10 per calendar month. If you choose a yearly billing cycle, you will be billed $100 per year. You can modify your billing cycle at any time, and the modification will be reflected from the start of your next billing cycle.
If you have an active GitHub Copilot subscription, and are then assigned a seat as part of a GitHub Copilot for Business subscription in GitHub Enterprise Cloud, your personal GitHub Copilot subscription will be automatically canceled. You will receive a prorated refund for any remaining portion of your personal subscription's current billing cycle. You will then be able to continue using GitHub Copilot according to the policies set at the enterprise or organization level.
A free subscription for GitHub Copilot is available to verified students, teachers, and maintainers of popular open-source repositories on GitHub. If you meet the criteria as an open source maintainer, you will be automatically notified when you visit the GitHub Copilot subscription page. As a student, if you currently receive the GitHub Student Developer Pack, you will also be offered a free subscription when you visit the GitHub Copilot subscription page. For more information about the GitHub Student Developer Pack, see "Apply to GitHub Global Campus as a student."
The GitHub Copilot for Business subscription is available on a monthly cycle, and is billed at $19 per user per month. Billing for GitHub Copilot for Business is processed at the end of each billing cycle.
Billed users are calculated based on the number of assigned GitHub Copilot seats. Any seat assigned part way through the billing cycle will be prorated based on the number of days remaining in the cycle. Any seat assignment removed during a billing cycle will take effect from the beginning of the next cycle.
Seat assignment for GitHub Copilot for Business is managed by admins of organizations which have been granted access to GitHub Copilot at the enterprise level. If you are a member of multiple organizations under the same enterprise, you can be assigned GitHub Copilot seats in more than one organization, but your enterprise will only be billed once. For more information, see "Managing Copilot for Business."
Policy settings and the usage overview for GitHub Copilot in GitHub Enterprise Cloud are available at the enterprise level. For more information, see "Enforcing policies for GitHub Copilot in your enterprise" and "Viewing your GitHub Copilot usage."