18 Car Brands With the Best Discounts for College Students and Grads

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Save Some Car-Buying Cash If You’re a College Student or Recent Grad

You’ve worked for years to get the reward of a college degree, and now you're ready to reap the rewards of graduation. One of those rewards is the ability to take advantage of special college graduate programs from automakers for the purchase or lease of a new vehicle. 

Many carmakers offer programs for recent college graduates, with some of the programs extending to current college and trade school students. All of the programs are different, with various benefits and requirements for participation. It's a good idea to contact your local dealer to verify the criteria for eligibility. Of course, the automaker knows that once they have your business they have the brand loyalty advantage when you buy your next new vehicle.

Some of the programs offer rebates on a car purchase, while others provide discounts on both purchase and lease transactions. Many provide auto loans for college graduates who would typically not qualify for financing due to lack of credit history. 

Take a look at the following pages to see the best college graduate discounts available. Note that the term of the programs can change and not all dealers participate in the graduate programs.

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