About the GM College Discount

Here for whatever dream you’re working on. As a college student, grad student or recent graduate juggling work, school, and life, you’re eligible for the GM College Discount — helping you save hundreds, even thousands, on eligible, new Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Combine your discount with most current offers for an even better offer.

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Program Rules & Guidelines

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Discount Eligibility

Who is eligible for the GM College Discount?

Recent college graduates (who have graduated no more than two years ago), graduate students, and college students from any two- or four-year school.

Which vehicles are eligible for the GM College Discount?

Many new and unused 2017 and 2016 GM cars; SUVs; crossovers; midsize, light-duty and HD pickup trucks; and passenger and cargo vans are eligible. See a list of eligible vehicles. Vehicle eligibility may change over time, so check before you buy.

The GM College Discount allows recent college graduates (who have graduated no more than two years ago), graduate students, and college students from any two- or four-year school to purchase or lease eligible, new 2017 or 2016 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles at a special discounted price below MSRP. Plus, you can combine the discount with most current offers to save even more. When you build a vehicle to your exact specifications on this site, you can view MSRP and the GM College Discount price — simply follow the prompts.

Many new and unused 2017 and 2016 GM cars; SUVs; crossovers; midsize, light-duty and HD pickup trucks; and passenger and cargo vans are eligible. See a list of eligible vehicles. Vehicle eligibility may change over time, so check before you buy.

To use the discount, register or sign in on the home page. Select “GM College Discount” from the Program menu. Then choose “Get Authorization Number” and follow the prompts. Print out your authorization number and take it, along with evidence of enrollment or diploma dated no more than 2 years ago, to a participating Chevrolet, Buick or GMC Dealer to receive your vehicle discount.

You may purchase/lease up to two (2) eligible, new and unused vehicles per year with the GM College Discount.

Vehicles must be retained for a minimum of six (6) months from the vehicle delivery date.

Authorization numbers are valid for 90 days toward the purchase or lease of an eligible, new vehicle. You must take delivery of the vehicle prior to the authorization number expiring.

If you don’t use your authorization number prior to the expiration date, the authorization will be added back into your account. To purchase or lease, you will have to obtain a new authorization number by following the prompts in the Programs menu.

Eligible participants include recent college graduates (who have graduated no more than two years ago), graduate students, and college students from any two- or four-year school. You must produce one of the following:

  • Evidence of enrollment in an associate, undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • A diploma dated no more than two years before the vehicle purchase or lease, from a four-year bachelor’s degree, a two-year associate degree or a graduate degree program.

Eligibility

Participant Eligibility

This program is available only to:

College students (from any two- or four-year school), current nursing school and graduate students and recent graduates (graduated within the last two years).

Program Rules

General Motors will conduct periodic audits to ensure the integrity of The Program. Participants may be asked to furnish documentation supporting their eligibility with these rules. Documentation of Program eligibility may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Evidence of enrollment in an associate, undergraduate, nursing or graduate degree program.
  2. A diploma, dated no more than two years before the vehicle purchase or lease date, from a four-year bachelor’s degree, a registered nursing degree, or a two-year associate or graduate degree program.

General Motors reserves the right to audit dealership records and disqualify any sales that do not meet The Program guidelines. Any money improperly paid to any party based upon the dealers’ or Participants’ representation shall be charged back accordingly.

Authorization Numbers

The sale of any vehicle purchase program authorization numbers, or other unauthorized use of such numbers, is prohibited. Participants (as defined in the Eligibility section) who violate this provision will be suspended from The Program for five (5) years per violation and will be required to repay the incentive monies. Subsequent violations of this rule may result in permanent suspension from the Program.

Limitation On Number Of Vehicles

Participants may purchase or lease a cumulative total of two (2) vehicles per calendar year under The Program.

Eligibility Period

Authorization numbers are valid for 90 days toward the purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle at The Program price. To see a list of eligible vehicles, visit gmcollegediscount.com and select Vehicle Eligibility on the home page. Some models may have limited availability. Eligibility of GM vehicles may change at any time without notice. Participants must be eligible to participate throughout the entire purchase process, i.e., on the date the process is started through the date of the vehicle delivery.

Retention

If purchasing or leasing a vehicle under The Program with cash or through a loan, ownership must be retained for at least six (6) months from the date of delivery of the vehicle.

GM reserves the right to modify the retention rules at any time. Retention periods for some vehicles may be different than the retention period referenced in previous versions of the Rules and Guidelines.

Titling Restrictions

A vehicle purchased/leased under The Program must be used for the personal, noncommercial use/transportation of the Participant. It is prohibited under The Program to purchase/lease and register/title a vehicle and then surrender the vehicle for part or all of the required retention period to any other person. In addition, it is prohibited under The Program to purchase/lease a vehicle for commercial use or to title in a business name.

Vehicles purchased under The Program must be registered, licensed, titled, insured and owned by the Participant. Vehicles may also be titled in the name of a living trust that bears the name of the Participant.

When it is necessary for financial reasons, vehicles may be co-titled in the name of a non-eligible person. In these cases, all of the following requirements apply:

  1. The Participant’s name must be the first name listed on the title
  2. The Participant’s name must be the first name listed on the registration
  3. The Participant’s name must be the first name listed on the financing documents

If any one of these requirements is not met, unless compliance is not possible under state law, the vehicle may not be co-titled in the name of a non-eligible person.

Inducements

Participants shall not solicit or accept money or discounts from dealers, other persons or other business entities, except GM-sponsored incentives, in connection with the sale of vehicles under The Program. At no time should a Participant accept payment or other consideration from dealers for referrals. Participants may accept inducements of nominal value, up to $50, provided the inducements are offered to the general public and are noncash in nature, such as a free first oil change. This prohibition does not apply to a fuel fill if provided by the dealer at the time of delivery.

Pricing Sheet

Included in required paperwork at the dealership is the GM Vehicle Purchase Customer-Dealer Agreement and Pricing Sheet. This should be reviewed and, once complete, signed by the purchaser. DO NOT SIGN the agreement if it is blank or The Program price from the invoice is not shown. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase or lease, clarify them with your participating dealer BEFORE closing the transaction. The GM Vehicle Purchase Customer-Dealer Agreement and Pricing Sheet must be signed prior to the completion of the deal.

Documentation Fees

Dealers will be permitted to assess a maximum of $75 in documentation fees, except in these specific instances:

  • A documentation fee is specified in the applicable state law;
OR
  • Your dealership charges all customers the same documentation fee (excluding customers purchasing under the GM Employee, Military, Executive Referral and Dealership Employee programs).

Additional Information

If the dealer you visit is not willing to sell you a vehicle at The Program price, you may visit another GM Dealer. Dealer participation is voluntary.

Dealers are not required to participate in the GM College Discount Program. To determine a specific dealer’s willingness to sell vehicles under The Program, you must contact the dealer directly.

During the initial dealer inventory buildup when new models are introduced, and from time to time thereafter, it may be necessary for GM to restrict purchase under The Program on certain models. Please go to gmcollegediscount.com to see a list of eligible vehicles.

The Program does not constitute an agreement between GM and any purchaser for the purchase/lease of any vehicle at a specific price. However, by purchasing a vehicle through The Program, the Participant and sponsored purchaser acknowledge The Program Rules and Guidelines and agree to abide by the same program Rules and Guidelines.

General Motors may unilaterally modify, change or withdraw The Program at any time.

Participants are required to report any unauthorized use immediately. Those who do not report any suspicious or unauthorized use of authorization numbers after they have been submitted on their behalf may be subject to the sanctions referenced in The Program Rules section.

Failure to comply with an audit request may subject the Participant to the consequences referenced in The Program Rules section. General Motors has the final decision on all eligibility requirements. The Rules and Guidelines of The Program may be modified by GM at any time, in its sole discretion.

Compliance With Applicable Laws

If any law or regulation is adopted or interpreted which, in GM’s opinion, prohibits or penalizes the implementation of The Program, GM may, in its sole discretion, cancel The Program or any order submitted pursuant to The Program without any further obligation and without any liability to either the dealer or the Participant.

GENERAL MOTORS TERMS AND CONDITIONS CANNOT BE MODIFIED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN GENERAL MOTORS. GM (Rev. 4/7/17)

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