Ford Drives U
College Program

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Students and Recent Graduates May Be Eligible for $500 Bonus Cash

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2. Check your inbox to get your certificate

3. Start shopping for your vehicle

4. Drive away happy!

The Ford Drives U Program at Saratoga Ford

When it comes to shopping for your next Ford, the team at Saratoga Ford is happy to make things a little easier for students who are graduating or have already graduated. The Ford Drives U program provides a great deal on your next new purchase or lease of an eligible Ford vehicle. Our finance team will help you explore options and find the right vehicle to help you along on your daily commute!

How Does the Ford Drives U Program Work?

All eligible drivers who meet the requirements of the program can receive $500 bonus cash toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2019/2020/2021 Ford or Lincoln vehicle. You can explore various options at our Ford dealership to find the perfect vehicle to get you to your new job after you have completed your college experience.

While we're happy to help you explore Ford vehicles to find the one that works with the Ford Drives U deal, there are a few models that won't work with this incentive. They include:

  • Mustang Shelby® GT350®/GT350R/GT500®
  • Ford GT
  • F-150 Raptor
  • Bronco
  • Mustang Mach-E

You can still search through our new inventory of Ford cars, SUVs, and trucks to find the perfect match for your purchase or lease.

We're eager to help you find a new Ford after you graduate college or as you get ready to attend your first class. Visit Saratoga Ford and walk through the benefits of the Ford Drives U program with our Ford team!


To be eligible, students must meet one of the below requirements:

  • Active College/Trade School Students:

    Student is enrolled Full-time OR Half-time based on the specifications of an accredited Four-Year College/University, Junior College, Community College, or Trade School that thestudent is attending

  • Active Graduate Students:

    Student is currently enrolled based on the specifications of an accredited Graduate School program

  • Recent College Graduates:

    Student has graduated and is within 3 years from their date of graduation. For example, student graduates May 6, 2017 - they will be eligible until May 31, 2020. A student graduated on May 4, 2017, they are eligible through May 31, 2020.

  • High School Seniors or Recent High School Graduates with a letter of intent to attend a qualifying university:

    Student must have completed all requirements for graduation to qualify using an anticipated or future graduation date, and have can provide Letter of Intent to attend a qualified university.

  • College Student Internships Participants, Trade School Apprenticeships and Medical Student residencies now qualify with the following restrictions:

    Student has attended or will attend college classes again between May 1, 2017 and January 2, 2020.

Ineligible Student Categories:

  • Those students enrolled less than half time based on the specifications of an accredited College/University/Trade School.
  • One-coursecompletion certificates.
  • On-the-job training courses (i.e. sales training, teaching certificates, professional designations and adult education courses).
  • English as a second language courses do not qualify


Proof of Full-Time or Half Time enrollment status based on the specifications of an accredited Four-Year College/University, Junior College, Community College, or Trade School. OR

For those students between terms (i.e. summersemester/vacation) or recent high school seniors entering their first term in college in the fall of 2020, proof of prior or future term enrollment (see examples below)

Examples of eligible documentation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Copy of College/University Diploma
  • Copy of Final Transcript
  • Letter from College/University/Trade School Registrar's office stating conferred graduation date and type of degree earned
  • Dated letter of intent confirming enrollment - valid for no more than 6 months
  • Current class schedule

Note: Student's full name and school name must be listed as an original part of the provided documentation.

*Program #37422 -$500 Bonus Cash for current college students and recent college graduates who purchase or lease an eligible new 2019/2020/2021 model year Ford vehicle. Must take retail delivery from dealer stock by 1/4/21. Not available on Mustang Shelby GT350®, Mustang Shelby® GT350R, Mustang BULLITT, Ford GT, Focus RS, F-150 Raptor. May not be used with other Ford private offers. Limit of 5 new eligible vehicle purchases or leases. U.S. residents only. See dealer for complete details and eligibility.

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Saratoga Ford

3002 Route 50
Directions Northway Exit 15,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  • Sales: 518-691-3501
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  • Parts: 518-691-3503


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