I know, credit cards were a scary thing for me when I was in college because I feared that I would lose self control whereas with my debit card, I never over drafted and I was more conscious of where my money was going. Oddly enough, I feared that my credit score would be bad. Well, I came to realize quickly that because I hadn’t built any credit, I didn’t have a good credit score anyway. Once I got older, I needed to build my credit.
This information is brought to you by a study conducted by WalletHub. These credit cards were deemed the best for college students. Why? Because these cards give students better deals with greater rewards. So without further adieu, here are the best credit cards for college students:
Discover it Student chrome
This card offers 2% cash back for your first $1,000 on gas and restaurants each quarter (yes, four times a year) and you also get a 1% cash back on any other purchases. This card doubles your first years earnings, there is no annual fee, and you get a $20 credit on your statement each year for good grades.
Deserve Edu Mastercard for Students
This is a good card for international students in the United States. This card gives you a $59-worth of Amazon Prime Student, no annual fee and no foreign transaction fee, and unlimited 1% cashback on all purchases.
Discover it Secured
This card has the same cash back offer as the Discover it Student chrome card and this card also doubles your first years earnings. It does not have an annual fee but does require a $200 minimum deposit. This card is one of the easier cards to obtain.
Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card for Students
This credit card has some of the best rewards like 3% cashback on any spending category of your choice, 2% cash back in grocery stores and other wholesale clubs. 1% cashback on everything else. You also can get a $200 for spending $1,000 in the first 90 days that your account is open – if you apply online.