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Citibank $50 Statement Credit Back To School Offer

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If you’re a student in need of a credit card, you’ll want to do your homework on which card is the best for you. Are you looking for a credit card with a low APR so you can carry a reasonable balance from month to month? Perhaps you’re the type of student that puts all of their purchases on a credit card and am looking for something with a great rewards program?

No matter the circumstances, Citibank has three excellent college student credit cards available and for a limited time, is offering a $50 statement credit, just for signing up and making $50 worth of purchases in the first 90 days. Details on the Citi Forward® Card for College Students, Citi mtvU™ Platinum Select® Visa Card for College Students and Citi® Dividend Select® Card for College Students are below.

  • $50 statement credit when you make $50 in purchases within 90 days of being a cardmember.
  • No cosigner required.
  • No annual fee.
  • Promotion ends September 30th.
  • $0 liability on fraudulent charges.
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 7 months. Following the intro period, your APR adjusts to a variable based on your credit history.

Citi Forward® Card for College Students – Cardholders can earn an APR reduction if they pay their bill on time and keep their balance under the credit limit for three consecutive months. An initial bonus of 8,500 ThankYou® points are earned when you sign up for paperless statements and make at least $250 in purchases during the first three months. The Citi Forward® Card for College Students does not have an annual fee.

Citi® Dividend Select® Card for College Students – Students have the opportunity to earn 5% cash back on all purchases made at supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations convenience stores and utilities (including cable) for the first six months (1% thereafter). There are also rotating categories throughout the year that allow students to earn 2% cash back and the Citi® Dividend Select® Card for College Students does not carry an annual fee.

Citi® mtvU(TM) Platinum Select® Visa® Card for College StudentsCiti® mtvU™ Platinum Select® Visa Card for College Students – Good grades can turn into good rewards with the Citi® mtvU™ Platinum Select® Visa Card for College Students as students can earn 4,000 bonus ThankYou® points for turning in A’s. 5 ThankYou® points are earned on all purchases made at restaurants, bookstores, record stores, movie theaters and video rental stores and just like it’s brethren, the Citi® mtvU™ Platinum Select® Visa Card for College Students does not have an annual fee.


Updated June 17, 2016 and originally published August 13, 2010. If you enjoyed this article receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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I am hesitant to get my son a credit card but the MTVu card looks appealing. I do like the good grades incentive. Thanks for the article – this comes in the nick of time!

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