Student Credit Cards

I’ve heard about student credit cards, but I don’t really know anything about them. Should I get one?

Best Student Credit Cards – Our Top 3 Picks

Here are our most recent picks for the best credit cards for students. For the full details about why these are our most recent picks, see this post: The Three Best Credit Cards for College Students »

The cards on this page have been chosen from the widest possible selection of cards that we could find when the page was last updated on July 13, 2016. Although Credit Card Insider does receive compensation from some card issuers as advertisers, this does not in any way influence our choice of cards or the order that cards appear on the page. We have attempted to determine the best cards in this category, regardless of our advertising relationship with the issuers.

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Brendan Harkness
Review of the Upromise® World MasterCard®
Brendan Harkness | Sep 28, 2016

The Upromise World MasterCard offers up to 10% cash back at select retailers, and you can redeem your rewards directly to your college fund or student loan.

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Review of the Ultamate Rewards Credit Card and Ultamate Rewards MasterCard
Brendan Harkness | Sep 22, 2016

The Ultamate Rewards Credit Card and Ultamate Rewards MasterCard both offer 2 points per dollar at Ulta, along with member-only rewards and benefits.

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Review of the SaksFirst Store Card and SaksFirst MasterCard
Brendan Harkness | Sep 09, 2016

The SaksFirst Store Card and SaksFirst MasterCard offer 2 points per dollar at Saks to start, and provide more points and benefits the more you spend.

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