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 »

Click here to check out all the student credit cards in our card database.

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 May 16, 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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Review of the American Express® Green Card
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Review of the Discover it® Secured Credit Card
Brendan Harkness | May 23, 2016

The Discover it Secured will help you build up your credit, providing 2% cash back on gas and groceries. Is it the right one to improve your credit score?

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Review of the Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Brendan Harkness | May 20, 2016

The Capital One QuicksilverOne Cash Rewards is for fair credit, and provides 1.5% cash back on purchases. Is it a good fit to help you build up your credit?

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