Big 10 and National Car Rental
Program Benefits and General Information
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Big Ten Universities have negotiated a preferred car rental agreement with National Car Rental. The benefits
of the specially negotiated program extend to both personal and business travel. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the program.
Q: Who is an eligible renter under the Big 10 contract with National?
A: All members of faculty and staff, including immediate family (spouse and children residing in the same
household), retirees and their spouses, on university business and personal rentals. The contract also extends
to graduate students conducting university business.
Q: What qualifications does a graduate student have to meet to be eligible?
A: Graduate Students who are part time employees of the Big Ten and conducting university business are
considered eligible renters.
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement?
A: Yes, in most states the minimum rental age is 25. The Big 10 contract allows eligible renters over 21 to rent.
However, renters between the ages of 21 and 24 will be assessed a young renter fee of $5 per rental day. The
fee will be waived if a letter is presented on university letterhead, signed by the renter’s supervisor, stating the
rental is for university business.
Q: Is the program available for student travel?
A: No, this is not a student program.
Q: Will I need to show identification at the time of rental?
A: Yes, ID in the form of a university ID card may be required. ID checks are random but can be expected on
all rentals occurring at National locations doing business on campus or near a university campus.
Q: How do I know I’m getting the lowest rate?
A: At the time of reservation, National will compare the negotiated rates with other available retail rates. The
lower rate is confirmed and guaranteed. In addition, National Car Rental will apply a discount to promotional
and holiday rates. To ensure the lowest rat