RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the start of college classes only a couple months away, many families are finalizing their plans for the upcoming school year. While deciding on things like meal plans, course schedules and dorm rooms is important, a top concern for many families is ensuring they are ready to pay that first college bill. To help families and students pay for college, Discover Student Loans will be granting one year of tuition, up to $20,000, to help a student cover college costs.
“Discover Student Loans encourages students to use free money to help offset the amount they may have to borrow, which is why we’re excited to offer this opportunity to one lucky family,” said Mike Boush senior vice president of Discover Student Loans. “We know families are dealing with a lot of decisions as they prepare to pay for college, which is why we provide free, online tools and resources to help them through the process.”
Students and parents or legal guardians of students who will be enrolled or who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor's or Associate's degree program for the 2017–2018 academic year are eligible for the scholarship. Now through July 31, eligible students and parents can enter to win a year of college tuition, up to $20,000, at DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Win. They can also text SCHOLARSHIP to 35350 to receive a link to enter. Message and data rates may apply. No purchase or student loan is necessary to enter or win.
For official scholarship rules and to enter, visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com/Win.
Discover Student Loans also provides additional scholarship opportunities, including a $2,500 scholarship and a free scholarship search database where families can search from 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. For more information, visit DiscoverStudentLoans.com.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.