It’s that time of year, when college students trade gowns and mortarboards for suits, skirts, or some variation of business casual. If you’re a college grad or you have a friend or family member who’s preparing to graduate, Ford Motor Company proudly offers its College Student Purchase Program, also known as Ford Drives U.

With Ford Drives U, college grads can get $500 bonus cash towards purchase of an outstanding Ford vehicle, along with competitive financing. And college grads aren’t the only students who benefit: if you’re enrolled at a four-year college, community college, junior college, or trade school, you qualify too. As do current graduate students, high school seniors, and recent high school graduates who possess a letter of intent to attend a qualifying school. Our Ford dealers serving Tinton Falls, NJ can also confirm that students involved in trade school apprenticeships, medical student residencies, and college internships are eligible.

After confirming your eligibility on the Ford Drives U webpage, you can start shopping at our local Ford dealer. One fantastic “first car” is the 2018 Ford Edge, a compact crossover SUV that rides smooth, gets excellent gas mileage, and boasts a spacious interior. Plus, every Ford Edge near Asbury Park, NJ comes standard with a turbocharged engine. How’s that for value?

Another Ford car that college grads and students should test drive is the 2018 Ford Focus. Available as a sedan or a hatchback, both body styles are a blast to drive. Seven trims are on offer, all of which offer plenty of tech features both standard and optional.

Visit our website today and enroll in the Ford Drives U program. Then stop by our nearby Ford dealership for a test drive or three, and put that $500 rebate to good use!