The Deserve Edu credit card is available for students with limited or no credit, both native to the U.S. and international, who are either in school or have recently graduated.
You’ll only get 1% cash back for purchases, but you’ll also get 1 free year of Amazon Prime Student. There’s no fee for foreign transactions, and you’ll get a waiver for your first late payment if necessary.
You don’t need a SSN to apply for this card, and no security deposit is required. International students will need their student visa, passport ID, school document (e.g. I-20 or DS 2019), and proof of a U.S. bank account balance.
When applying for the Deserve credit cards, they will consider not only your credit history but also education, current financial health, future employability, and earnings potential. This gives people with poor credit or thin credit files a better chance of approval.
Confused about all the different amounts listed on your credit card bill? Read our guide to paying credit cards here.
- Annual Fee $0
- Intro Purchase APR -
- Regular Purchase APR 20.49% Variable
- 1% cash back on all purchases
- Signup Bonus None
- Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature
- Foreign Transaction Fee 0%
- Intro Balance Transfer APR -
- Regular Balance Transfer APR N/A
- Cash Advance APR N/A
- Penalty APR See Terms
- Late Fee Up to $25
- Returned Payment Fee Up to $37
Check your card's Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them. Learn more about credit card benefits here.
1 Free Year of Amazon Prime Student
When you pay for Amazon Prime Student with your Deserve card, get a statement credit of up to $59 to pay for the subscription cost for 1 year.
T-Mobile Campus Exclusive Offer
Save $100 on select smart phones and tablets, including iPhone and LG devices. Must call 1-844-301-2425 to request the offer.
Lemonade Insurance Rebate
Pay 3 consecutive payments of Lemonade Insurance with your Deserve card to get a one-time $10 statement credit.
Feather Furniture Rental Discount
Pay with your Deserve card and use code DESERVE100 to get $100 off your first month’s rental with Feather furniture rentals.
Late Payment Waiver
Your first late payment will be waived as a courtesy.
Refer Friends for Statement Credits
Refer a friend to get a Deserve credit card and receive a $30 statement credit for every approval. If you refer 10 friends you’ll get a $200 bonus, for a total of $500 in statement credits.
You are not held responsible for unauthorized transactions on your card.
ID Theft Protection
Provides access to identity theft resolution services if your identity is compromised.
Doubles the manufacturer’s warranty up to a maximum of 12 months for eligible items.
If you find an item you bought with the card being advertised for a lesser price within 60 days after purchase, you can be reimbursed for the price difference.
Cell Phone Insurance
Pay your cell phone bill with your Deserve card to get $600 in coverage against damage and theft.
Travel Assistance Services
Provides emergency assistance when you’re traveling more than 50 miles from home.
If you have a problem on the road, call 1-800-Mastercard to get help. May save money with pre-negotiated fees.
Car Rental Collision Damage Waiver
Provides coverage against theft and collision, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.
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I have been using this card for almost a year.It is true that their payment system is kind of dumb,(it usually won't deduct your from your monthly credit immediately)I still believe this is a pretty good card for students who don't have SSN.
their website is very bad. ambiguous statements. when you setup auto-pay or do an online payment, it doesn't even tell you that your payment is accepted or rejected. so you pay online, and get a shock a few weeks later when they tell you that you did not pay before the deadline.