Volkswagen College Graduate Program Ontario, CA

Life after graduation is an exciting time for anybody. This is an important time in your professional life, and one where it makes sense to upgrade your vehicle to something more comfortable and reliable, especially if you expect to commute daily. However, making the transition from student to employee can be hectic, and the last thing you want to worry about is buying a vehicle. That’s why we here at Volkswagen Ontario are here to help with the Volkswagen College Graduate Program in Ontario, CA. We’re here to make the process of buying a new vehicle as stress-free as possible for recent grads.

Many students struggle to get financing, as they haven’t built up a strong credit history. That’s where the Volkswagen College Graduate Program comes in. No prior credit history is required for this program. A cosigner is not required either, nor is a security deposit required for a new lease. This program is designed to make getting a new vehicle into your hands as simple as possible.


VW College Graduate Program* Highlights

    • Receive a $500 Contract Bonus** when you finance or lease any new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Ontario Volkswagen and financed with Volkswagen Credit.
    • Credit history not required.
    • No security deposit required for a new lease.
    • Cosigner not required

$500 College Grad Bonus Program*

You may be getting ready to graduate in the next 6 months or you have already graduated in the last 24 months and earned your, Associate degree, Bachelor's degree, Masters degree, Doctoral degree, or Professional degree. An article in Forbes shared the latest data that only 40 percent of Americans have finished an associates degree or above, while an additional 22 percent attended some college but failed to graduate and the other 38 percent never even made it to college. So Ontario Volkswagen would like to applaud you on your dedication, and hard work. Volkswagen of America would like to pay you a $500 Contract Bonus for those that achieved and meet the eligibility requirements.*

How Can I Use The VW College Grad Discount

The VW $500 Contract Bonus is applied when you lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Ontario VW dealer and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen credit. from January 3, 2019 to January 2, 2020.

Do I Qualify For The VW College Graduate Discount Program?

This program is intended for recent graduates and for students expecting to graduate. VW College Grad Program eligibility and required materials are detailed below.

Volkswagen College Grad Program Requirements:

  • Must have graduated within the past 24 months, or expecting to graduate within the next six months
  • Must have received the degree from an accredited college institution in Canada or the U.S.
  • Eligible for both two-year and four-year degrees
  • Must have full-time, permanent employment, or a written commitment from a future employer
  • Must apply through receive approval from Volkswagen Credit

Needed Materials for Program Application:

  • A copy of your degree or transcript
  • Contact information for your college or university
  • A copy of proof-of-income and full-time (permanent) employment
  • Contact information for a contact in human resources/payroll
  • Contact information for two references (One must be a relative)


Questions Graduates Ask

Q: What are the benefits of the Volkswagen College Graduate Program?
A: The college program allows graduates to qualify with little to no credit.
Q: What is a good Volkswagen to get after graduating college
A: This could depend on your new job or lifestyle, such as if you needed a vehicle to commute and was economical with good gas mileage, the Volkswagen Jetta, or VW Golf would be a good choice. If you were entertaining clients or needed room for work equipment then the VW Tiguan, or the Volkswagen Atlas would do the trick.
Q: Are Volkswagen expensive to maintain?
A: The newer Volkswagen have oil change and scheduled maintenance every 10,000 miles or 12 months which ever comes first. It you get scheduled maintenance done routinely most expensive problems could be avoided. You could purchase the VW Care - Pre-paid Maintenance that could be financed in your lease or purchase.
Q: How much is it to lease a Volkswagen?
A: This will depend on credit, money down, term many factors. You could see Volkswagen lease as low as $99 and as high as $800 depending on the model and trim as well.
Q: Is it better for a college graduate to lease or purchase?
A: If you drive less than 25,000 miles a year it is better to lease. You pay tax only on the portion you use and the bank takes the depreciation hit minimizing your expenses and it is usually still covered under the manufactures warranty. Volkswagen basic limited warranty is 6-yr/72K

 *College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduate from a U.S. or Canadian accredited college/university no more than 24 months prior to credit application. Applicant must be employed in a full-time permanent position or have a written commitment from a future employer. References, proof of income, copy of degree or official transcript, and contact information for college/university required. Credit history is not required, but existing credit must be in good standing and have no previous derogatory credit. Program good from January 3, 2019 to January 2, 2020. **Volkswagen of America, Inc. will pay a $500 Contract Bonus when customers eligible for the College Graduate Program lease or purchase a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through participating dealers and finance the lease or purchase through Volkswagen Credit from January 3, 2019 to January 2, 2020. Excludes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. May not be combined with VW TDI programs (79L and 81R). Subject to credit approval by Volkswagen Credit. Bonus must be applied toward customer lease or purchase and is not redeemable for cash. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.