From Car Leasing

How College Students & Grads Get the GM Discount

Enrolled in college or recently graduated and in need of a new car? You might be surprised what you can qualify for!

For example, leasing a new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze or Malibu this Spring will help you keep your payment low, while driving a brand new car covered under warranty and without used car problems — and — give you options at the end of the lease when your life looks a little different in about three years. In addition, you’ll be building positive credit history with an auto lease payment with GM Financial.

Eligible participants for the GM College Discount include college students (from any two- or four-year school), recent graduates who have graduated no more than two years ago, and current nursing school and graduate students. Follow the link for a rules and guidelines.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to get the College Discount:

1. Create an account at

2. Obtain an authorization number, it will be a 9-digit number followed by the code “GCP.” This authorization number expires in 6 months. You are able to use up to two College Discounts each year while eligible.

3. Provide documentation of program eligibility with: 1. Evidence of enrollment in an associate, undergraduate, nursing or graduate degree program, i.e. a student ID or transcript. 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.

For more information, please contact Sylvia at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-575-9624.


Last Chance to Lease a 2014 Chevy Cruze

(Post updated Dec. 2, 2014)

Looking for a low payment on a brand new car for the holidays? Hear this: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze lease programs have been extended through the end of 2014!

I lease a Cruze myself and I truly love my car. My 20-year-old son is also driving a leased Cruze. The Chevy Cruze is great on gas, good in the snow and safe with 10 standard airbags and safety-cage construction.

Pay $179 a month for 36 months, 12 thousand miles a year, for the following scenario:

  • Trade a car in that’s worth around $2500 or put that much down (Down payment or trade is not required. This is just an example).
  • Qualify for the ONE of the following discounts: Credit Union, Military, Recent Graduate, GM supplier or GM Educator (any public or private school or university employee)
  • 700 credit — NOTE: Having limited or less than perfect credit and/or having negative equity on your trade will obviously increase the payment. But no biggie, it’s worth it.

Save even more if you get the GM Family Discount, are a USAA member, or have other leases in your household.

This scenario assumes you select 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with a $21,855 sticker price. This specific vehicle gets 38 mpg, includes remote start, power driver seat, auto-dimming mirror chevy mylink color touch screen, blue tooth streaming, rear camera, 5 years remote link app, 6 months Onstar directions/connections, 3 months XMSirius Radio, 2 yrs free scheduled maintenance and 5 years roadside assistance.

Do you live in or are you willing to drive to West Michigan for a new car?  Contact Sylvia for details! Or call, Sylvia  at 616-575-9624.