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Student Credit Cards

It’s never too early to begin building up a strong credit history, and it’s critical that you have an eye on your credit score even as a college student. These student credit cards are designed exactly for that purpose, providing students with the ability to build credit history even while still in school. Even if you’re a typical student and not moving around large sums of money, these credit cards can significantly improve your credit score by the time you graduate. The earlier you start building your credit, the better your position will be upon graduation.

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

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Average/Fair/Limited Credit
Intro APR for Balance Transfer
N/A
Regular APR
26.99%
(Variable)
Annual fee
$0
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Average/Fair/Limited Credit

Benefits & Key features

  • Earn 1% cash back on all your purchases. Pay on time to boost your cash back to a total of 1.25% for that month
  • Enjoy no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees
  • Get a head start and build your credit with responsible use
  • Get Eno®, your Capital One® assistant, to manage your account via text, receive alerts, and shop safer online
  • Pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • $0 fraud liability if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • Monitor your credit profile with the CreditWise® app, free for everyone

Average/Fair/Limited

Credit Needed
300
438
575
712
850+
Intro APR
(Purchases)
N/A
Intro APR
(Balance Transfer)
N/A
Regular APR
26.99%
(Variable)
Annual Fee
$0

Citi Rewards+ Student Card

Citi Rewards+<sup>&#8480;</sup> Student Card

Citi Rewards+ Student Card

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Good Credit
Intro APR for Balance Transfer
N/A
Regular APR
15.99% - 25.99%
(Variable)
Annual fee
$0
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Good Credit

Benefits & Key features

  • The Citi Rewards+SM Student Card – the only credit card that automatically rounds up to the nearest 10 points on every purchase – with no cap
  • Earn 2,500 bonus points after you spend $500 in purchases with your card within 3 months of account opening; redeemable for a $25 gift card at thankyou.com
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases for 7 months. After that, the variable APR will be 15.99% - 25.99%, based on your creditworthiness.
  • Earn 2X ThankYou® Points at Supermarkets and Gas Stations for the first $6,000 per year and then 1X Points thereafter. Plus, earn 1X Points on All Other Purchases.
  • The standard variable APR for Citi Flex Plan is 15.99% - 25.99%, based on your creditworthiness. Citi Flex Plan offers are made available at Citi's discretion.
  • No annual fee 

Good

Credit Needed
300
438
575
712
850+
Intro APR
(Purchases)
0%
for 7 months
Intro APR
(Balance Transfer)
N/A
Regular APR
15.99% - 25.99%
(Variable)
Annual Fee
$0

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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Average/Fair/Limited Credit
Intro APR for Balance Transfer
N/A
Regular APR
26.99%
(Variable)
Annual fee
$39
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Average/Fair/Limited Credit

Benefits & Key features

  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • Earn cash rewards without signing up for rotating categories
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Monitor your credit profile with the CreditWise® app, free for everyone
  • $0 fraud liability if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • No limit to how much cash back you can earn, and cash back doesn't expire for the life of the account
  • Help strengthen your credit for the future with responsible card use
  • Get customized alerts and manage your account with the Capital One mobile app

Average/Fair/Limited

Credit Needed
300
438
575
712
850+
Intro APR
(Purchases)
N/A
Intro APR
(Balance Transfer)
N/A
Regular APR
26.99%
(Variable)
Annual Fee
$39

Petal Cash Back Visa® Card

Petal Cash Back Visa® Card

Petal Cash Back Visa® Card

Intro APR for Balance Transfer
N/A
Regular APR
14.74% - 25.74%
Variable
Annual fee
$0

Benefits & Key features

  • Up to 1.5% cash back after making 12 on-time monthly payments
  • 1% cash back on purchases right away
  • No fees whatsoever. No late fee, international fee, annual fee, or any-other-kind-of-fee, fee
  • Build credit alongside tens of thousands of Petal Card members
  • Cash flow technology can help applicants without credit history get approved
  • $500 - $10,000 credit limits
  • Petal's mobile app makes it easy to manage your money, track your spending, and automate payments
  • See if you're pre-approved within minutes without impacting your credit score
  • Petal reports to all 3 major credit bureaus
  • No deposits required
  • Card issued by WebBank, Member FDIC

N/A

Credit Needed
300
438
575
712
850+
Intro APR
(Purchases)
N/A
Intro APR
(Balance Transfer)
N/A
Regular APR
14.74% - 25.74%
Variable
Annual Fee
$0