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does your student’s campus zip?

Give your student wheels on campus, without paying for an extra car. Zipcar members can drive safe, convenient cars by the hour or day, 24/7. You can't join for your student (students have to sign themselves up), but you can give them a gift certificate to cover the annual fee or the cost of driving.

lose the car payment.
keep the car.

Zipcar members save an average of $500/month compared to car ownership. That’s because everything is included:

 

typical trips

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what's Zipcar

Glad you asked. It’s a smarter way to get around the city.

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  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Car sharing saves you hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Memberships start at $15 a year.

How it works

Join

Your student can apply online (international students welcome!). Once approved, they’ll get a Zipcard to access vehicles on campus (and worldwide).

Reserve

They can book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days (for visits home, of course).

Tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

Drive

Hit the road. When they’re done, they can park the car in its reserved on-campus spot, using their Zipcard or app to lock up.

cost of zipping

$0

application fee

$15

annual membership fee
(discounted rate, thanks to Ford!)

 

$7.50 - $12.00

hourly driving rates
(varies by location)

does your student’s campus zip?

Click and enter your school below to find out.