10,000 Free United Miles for Graduating College Students

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written about this, so the reminder this week from the MilesLink newsletter is much appreciated — that United still offers the College Plus program which awards students 10,000 free miles upon graduation.

You have to join College Plus prior to graduating and send your final transcript within 12 months of graduation to get the miles.

So for everyone about to graduate, sign up now! (Or anyone in college not quite ready to graduate, sign up now so you don’t forget later…)

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  1. This is a great promotion that can also be used multiple times (for example graduate school graduation). I was able to use it twice. I could have even used it a third time (Master’s) but forgot about it at the time.

  2. Thanks for the reminder…I graduated a few weeks ago and signed up for it a while ago but I had totally forgotten about this.

  3. Wish I had known about this a few years ago, but I am so glad you posted it! My husband graduates as soon as his summer session ends, so I was able to enroll him. Many thanks.

  4. They should have a sliding scale for various degrees.

    10k for a BA/BS

    20k for a MA

    30k for a Ph.D

    -50k for a JD


  5. Great, thanks for the reminder about this. I signed up a couple of weeks ago and just need to get that final transcript.

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