College Graduate Programs

Honda College Graduate Program

Honda offers a cash bonus to college students or recent graduates when they finance or lease a brand-new vehicle through Honda Financial Services (HFS). To be eligible, you must have graduated within the past 24 months or be slated to graduate within six months from a U.S. accredited college or registered nursing school. Qualifying degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s. Participants must show a copy of their transcripts or diploma and meet all other HFS requirements for approval. Vehicle leases under this offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing. The current program is valid through March 31, 2021.

Toyota College Graduate Program

Toyota has special purchase and lease programs for recent (within the past 2 years) or upcoming (within 6 months) college graduates. Qualifying educational situations include any accredited four-year or two-year college/university, junior college, technical or vocational program, registered nursing program, or graduate program. First, qualifying graduates will get a set amount off a new vehicle that they finance or lease through Toyota Financial Services. Student lessees will have their security deposit waived, and there may also be lower interest rates and beneficial lease terms for qualifying applicants. A diploma or other proof of eligibility must be presented, and applicants must meet all other terms for financing/lease approval, including proof of employment (beginning within 120 days of credit approval).

Lexus College Graduate Program

Lexus has a generous program for recent college (and equivalent) graduates or upcoming graduates when they purchase or lease a new vehicle. Anyone who has graduated in the past 24 months or will graduate in the next 6 months is eligible to get a rebate off the sticker price or special lease or financing terms. Qualifying educational institutions include accredited colleges and universities (two-year or four-year), junior college, registered nursing programs, and trade/vocational or technical college; graduate students are also eligible. Applicants must meet all of the criteria for Lexus Financial Services approval and will need to show their diploma or educational transcripts as well as proof of current employment or a commitment from an employer for a position starting within 120 days of the contract date. The current program runs through January 4, 2021.

Ford College Graduate Program

Ford Drives U is one of the best incentive programs among all automakers’ offerings for students buying or leasing a brand-new vehicle. Even high-school seniors (with a letter of intent from a qualifying college or educational program) can receive this bonus cash, as can medical students in residency programs or college students working as interns or apprentices. Ford also uses a wider window of eligibility for participation: three years from graduation, rather than two years as most other manufacturers specify. Go to Ford Drives U for full program rules and to see if you qualify.

General Motors College Graduate Program

General Motors offers generous rebates to current undergraduate or graduate students or those who’ve graduated within the last two years. Applicants must present proof of their enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, trade school, or registered nursing program as well as meeting all of the other requirements for financing. Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick vehicles either purchased or leased are included in the GM College Discount program, but some models and trims may be excluded, and offers don’t always combine.

Nissan College Graduate Program

Nissan rewards college graduates with discounted prices on new vehicles, above and beyond other current incentives. Applicants must show proof that they have graduated within 24 months or be scheduled to graduate within 6 months, along with written confirmation of a job offer beginning no more than 90 days from the contract date. Eligibility is extended to undergraduate and graduate students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities as well as those in technical or vocational college and registered nursing programs. There’s also a separate collegiate athletics incentive on Nissan Leafs for students at 100-plus participating universities.

Subaru College Graduate Program

Subaru’s College Graduate Program rewards those who’ve worked hard to earn a degree with special contract terms on purchased or leased new vehicles. Participants must present proof that they’ve graduated in the past 2 years or will graduate within 6 months and must meet all other requirements to be approved through Subaru Motors Finance. The College Graduate offer may be combined with other incentives. Talk with the sales and financing team at Balise Subaru for complete details.

Volkswagen College Graduate Program

Volkswagen offers a cash bonus to reward college graduates for their hard work and to make buying a new VW just a little easier. Recent (within the past two years) and soon-to-be (within six months) graduates are eligible to apply through Volkswagen Credit to lease or purchase a new vehicle. Applicants must present a diploma or transcripts from an accredited college, university, or qualifying program along with proof of income or a written commitment from an employer. As an added bonus, lessees will have their security deposit waived.

Genesis College Graduate Program

Genesis is doing its part to help college graduates get off to a successful future with a brand-new vehicle by offering bonus cash toward a qualifying purchase or lease. Eligible recent (within the past 2 years) or upcoming (within 6 months) graduates will receive this incentive when they’re approved through Genesis Motor Finance. Applicants must present a diploma, transcripts, or an official letter from a qualifying college, university, or program along with proof of income or an offer letter from a prospective employer. This offer is not valid with the Zero Due at Signing Lease program. Contact Genesis of Fairfield for complete information on the program qualifications.

Hyundai College Graduate Program

College graduates (within the past 24 months) or those graduating within the next 6 months can qualify for bonus cash when they buy or lease a new Hyundai and finance through Hyundai Motor Finance. Applicants can use a diploma, transcripts, or a letter from their school’s registrar to show that they meet the graduation requirements from a qualifying college, university, or other program, and they must also present proof of income or a job offer letter. For purchases, any bonus cash received must be applied to the down payment; for leases, bonus cash may not be combined with the Zero Due at Signing Lease program. Full details are available at your Balise Hyundai dealership.