Helping Students Get Home

Reprinted media release from CWRU preferred car rental partner Enterprise Rent-A-Car:


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ready to Help University Students Get Home

Enterprise Reducing Minimum Rental Age to 18

ST. LOUIS (March 13, 2020) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced, in order to help university students get home, the business is waiving its young renter fee and reducing its minimum age to rent a vehicle from 21 to 18 years old. The change is effective now through the end of May at all locations in the United States.

With colleges and universities all over the United States announcing campus closures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many students may need last-minute transportation. By reducing the age minimum and waiving the young renter fee, more students can access rental cars.

“We want to do whatever we can to make this unprecedented situation easier for students and their families,” said Will Withington, Senior Vice President, North American Operations for Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car. “With an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population, we’re in range of nearly every college campus in the country and able to help students get wherever they need to go.”

In order to be eligible, students ages 18 to 24 will need to provide a valid driver’s license and official student ID card.

For more information and to begin their car rental reservation process, students can visit or call (1-844-624-4412).


Program Details:

• Available to college students 18–24 years of age

• Official student ID must be presented at the time of rental

• Valid on Economy through Full-size cars, Minivans, Small Pickup Trucks and Cargo Vans

• Valid at U.S. locations only for rentals reserved in advance

• Standard driver and credit requirements apply (excluding minimum age)

• Expires May 31, 2020


Note: One way drop-off from the Cleveland area to out-of-state Enterprise locations are a flat rate of $49.99 per day plus applicable taxes for select vehicles per availability. Students remaining in Cleveland during the suspension of on-campus classes can still join Enterprise Car Share to access the six vehicles available on campus for hourly and daily rental. Visit the Enterprise Carshare website for more details.