Over the last three years, there has been a strong initiative to reform the banking industry in terms of attracting and maintaining credit card customers. Student credit cards have seen many of the changes. Gone are the days of marketing on college campuses for free t-shirts, and if you’re under 21 without a reliable source of income, you’ll need a parent’s permission to obtain a credit card. The debate will continue about whether college student credit cards are appropriate tools for students, but no matter which side of the fence you sit, it’s beneficial to inform students about the best college student credit cards.
If you’re a college student looking to finance your needs on campus or on break, then a college student credit card may be the right choice for you. I recommend saving to cover your expenses as you want to graduate with as little debt as possible to start your career on the right foot. Working to earn money often takes a back seat to education during college, and credit card use is common to smooth out the income you might earn over the summer.
Some student credit cards offer great rewards while other others offer low interest rates.
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Updated March 2, 2015 and originally published August 11, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.