College Graduate Program

First you chose a college, then a major, and now a job. Don’t you think it is time to choose a car for your life’s next chapter? We think so too, and we have an offer that will be hard to refuse! Let us introduce to you the College Graduate Program*.

Because we think you deserve more than just a simple “congratulations,” we are offering qualified college graduates a $500 bonus**! This can go toward the lease or purchase of a new Volkswagen, and we will offer Premium Interest Rates for up to 72 months on New and Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen models!

Your Checklist:

  • You graduated within the past 24 months, or will graduate in the next six months from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.
  • You have a full-time (permanent) job, or have a written commitment from your future employer.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

What to Bring to Carolina Volkswagen:

  • Your valid driver’s license.
  • Proof of insurance and agent contact information.
  • A copy of your degree or transcript and contact information for your college or university.
  • Proof of income and full-time employment as well as contact information for a human resources or payroll representative.
  • Two complete personal references (including address and phone number) who reside in the U.S. and that Volkswagen Credit can contact directly.

You Get to Choose


Drive a new Volkswagen for a set amount of time and number of miles. Then, choose to purchase or return your vehicle at the end of your term.


  • May provide lower monthly payments on average than financing over a similar term on the latest models
  • Flexible lease terms and a range of mileage options available
  • Ability to turn in your vehicle for a newer VW model, or buy your vehicle at a predetermined price at lease maturity


Purchase your vehicle and make payments for it over a selected term. At the end of that term, the car is yours.


  • Ability to own for life of the vehicle and build equity
  • No end-of-lease obligations, such as excess wear and tear
  • No vehicle customization limits or mileage restrictions
  • Competitive rates and flexible terms available from Volkswagen Credit

*The College Graduate Program is subject to credit approval and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who graduated 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 May 3, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Program not valid in Puerto Rico. See your local Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.

**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 May 3, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Excludes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. 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

Volkswagen First Time Buyer Program

Your Journey Begins Here

Are you looking to buy your first car? The search can be both exciting and stressful, but with the help of Volkswagen’s First Time Buyer Program, it can be simply exciting!

Your Selection

  • New and untitled Volkswagen vehicles
  • Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicles*
  • Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicles*

What You Need to Bring

  • Proof of income and minimum one year of verifiable full-time employment with current employer with income commensurate with all financial obligations.
  • Proof of residency and contact information.
  • Social Security card.
  • Two complete personal references (including the address and the phone number) who reside in the U.S. and whom Volkswagen Credit can contact directly-one must be from a relative.
*Retail financing only.

Foreign College Student Plan

The staff at Carolina Volkswagen welcomes you to Charlotte, NC! As you are here studying at one of the many Universities/Colleges in the area, it may be difficult to get the financing you need for transportation. Fortunately, Volkswagen is a global company which allows Carolina Volkswagen to offer you the Foreign College Student Plan. Volkswagen Financial will extend credit to foreign students who are enrolled in Universities/Colleges throughout the United States.

Eligible Vehicles

  • Any new and Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicles
  • Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned (Retail Financing Only)

Eligible Programs

  • Retail Financing
  • Driver’s Option
  • Leasing


The dealer must provide the following for each applicant prior to approval:

Customer must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited U.S. college or university pursuing one of the following degrees:

  • Associate’s
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
  • Nursing degree (RN or LPN)


  • Current I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status)
  • United States Social Security card
  • Copies of three months of bank statements or other documentation that substantiates stability of funds flow over time
  • Must provide phone number of school’s Registrar’s Office
  • Confirmation from school showing anticipated graduation date
  • Confirmation of residence and telephone prior to approval
  • Copy of Visa showing expiration date (with photo blacked out)
  • Lease or loan maturities will be limited to the anticipated graduation date as stated on the I-20 form documentation furnished by the applicant’s school
  • Qualification under this program is subject to verification prior to approval

Foreign Business Professionals Plan

Carolina Volkswagen is here to help foreign business professionals get into a New or Pre-Owned Volkswagen today with this exclusive program from Volkswagen Credit!

Eligible vehicles

  • New and untitled Volkswagen vehicles
  • Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicles*
  • Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicles*

Required Documentation

  • United States Social Security card
  • Letter from employer stating position, hire date, income and length of stay** in the U.S.
  • Documentation to verify your address and phone number
  • Copy of U.S. visa with expiration date
  • Contact information from two U.S. residents who can serve as personal references

This program is available to business professionals who are working in the United States on an employment visa*** and have a minimum base gross income of $45,000/year.

*Retail Financing Only

**Applicants with Types A, E, G & NATO visas are not eligible for this program.

***An exception can be made if the applicant holds a TN-1 permit (free trade professional), only for Canadian citizens who live and work in the United States for up to one year at a time and have a renewable status for additional periods of one year each, with no ceiling on the total years a person with TN status can work in the United States.

Open Today! Sales: 9am-6pm
Call us at: 704-537-2336
Carolina Volkswagen is located at: 7800 E. Independence Blvd. • Charlotte, NC 28227

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