The SoFi 2021 Future Freshman Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes) begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on May 31, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
Eligibility: To be eligible for this Sweepstakes, at the time of participation you must be:  a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) age 19 years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska; 21 years of age or older in Mississippi; or 18 years of age or older in all other states including the District of Columbia; and  a student or a parent/legal guardian of a child who has received an acceptance letter or has proof of enrollment as an incoming freshmen to an accredited non-profit public or private college or university within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia for Fall 2021 (collectively the “Entrant”). Entrant cannot be an employee of Social Finance, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) or have been employed by SoFi within the last twelve (12) months) or be an employee of its parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor companies; the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies involved in this Sweepstakes or any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes (individually and collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”); nor members of their households or immediate families whether related or not, and all such individuals are not eligible to participate. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses.
How to Enter: Entrants will be automatically entered for a chance to win when they visit: https://www.sofi.com/decision-day-sweepstakes/ or at www.sofi.com/at-work-decision-day-sweepstakes/ and follow all online instructions to complete the Entry Form during the Sweepstakes Entry Period (referred hereafter as “Entry” or “Entries”). Limit: one (1) Entry per Entrant for the duration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Use of any automated, robotic or similar methods or agents to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified along with all Entries associated with the disqualified Entry or Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, damaged, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate or misdirected entries. All Entries submitted become property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.
Winner Selection and Notification: Potential winners (referred to hereafter as a “Winner” or “Winners”) will be selected via a random drawing on or about on June 3, 2021 by the Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. Each Winner will be notified by email within two (2) business days after the random drawing by the Administrator and will be required to : (a) complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Release of Liability, and where permissible, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”), (b) complete and submit a W-9 Form and (c) provide proof his or her (or child’s) Acceptance Letter or proof of enrollment from/an accredited non-profit public or private college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (collectively, “Winner Verification Documents”) within five (5) days of date specified on notification, or an alternate Winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If an email notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a Winner fails to submit his or her complete Winner Verification Documents within the time allocated, or if any Winner cannot accept prize for any reason, or if he or she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, including but not limited unable to provide documentation per the eligibility requirements of these Official Rules, corresponding Winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate Winner at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. At Sponsor’s discretion, if after 5 attempts a winner is not confirmed, the corresponding prize will not be awarded. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each Winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, permission or notification, except were prohibited by law in perpetuity.
Prize Details: Twenty (20) prizes of $2,500 each will be awarded. Total value of all prizes: $50,000.00. Each prize will be awarded directly to the college or university on behalf of each Winner. In the event the tuition owed does not reflect a balance as stated by the college or university at time of winner verification and/or prize delivery, the full prize funds or any remaining unused prize funds will be awarded directly to the Winner. No substitutions, transfers or assignments of prize permitted. Each Winner will be responsible for all federal, state, local, income or any other taxes associated with winning the prize and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of each Winner for the value of the prize won. Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days of each Winner verification.
Odds: Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Consent and Release: To the fullest extent possible in law, Entrants, on behalf of themselves and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from Entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize (if Entrant is determined a Winner). The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or otherwise, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court, or other cause, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Furthermore, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to determine the Winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize (if Entrant is determined to be a Winner).
By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant expressively waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and does so understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”
Arbitration: This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants hereby agrees that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved, upon the election by Entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as mutually agreed upon by both parties. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and Entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and Entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration.
The Sponsor is not responsible for (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or web site or violates these Official Rules. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Winners List: For a list of Winners (available after June 30, 2021) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage not required for Vermont residents) by June 30, 2021 to: SoFi 2021 Future Freshman Sweepstakes Winners List, c/o Ventura Associates LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700 (Attn.: DE/Sofi), New York, NY 10001.
Sponsor: Social Finance Inc., 234 First Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Administrator: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
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