If you're in college now, it may seem as if life is an endless blur of beer pong, keg stands, and all-nighters. But soon, you're going to emerge from your ivy-covered cocoon, and you're going to join the ranks of working adults. (Well, um, hopefully.)
To make that transition a little smoother, Southeast Toyota Finance is offering a $1,000 rebate to upcoming and recent college grads, as well as grad students. Here's how it works.
First, you'll need to meet the education requirement. You can either: (a) be scheduled for graduation from an accredited four-year college/university or from an accredited two-year college, nursing school, or other program within the next six months; (b) have graduated from such an institution within the last two years; or (c) be enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program, like a master's program, law school, etc. If you're not graduating until fall, that's okay -- the rebate program runs through January 2, 2013.
Next, you'll need to meed to employment hurdle -- namely, you either need to have a job or to have a firm job offer in hand.
Third, you'll need to pick an eligible ride. (What, you didn't think they'd let you drive off the lot in any old thing, did you?) Available vehicles include the Toyota Camry (gas only), Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Tacoma, Yaris, and all Scion models. No, the Prius isn't included, but the Scion tC is, so that's something.
And last but not least, there's the geographic hurdle: you'll need to purchase your ride from one of the 175 Toyota dealers serviced by Southeast Toyota Finance in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
If you can meet all those criteria, you deserve a round of applause -- and apparently a $1,000 rebate, too. For complete details, visit the Southeast Toyota Finance website.
And on behalf of America's adult population: welcome. Now, get off our lawn.