AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Discover It Chrome for Students card is the best student credit card, according to CreditCards.com. The card was the standout for the panel of judges due to its generous cash back program and perks available to students, including a $20 cash back bonus when cardholders maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Click here for more information:
Judges were also impressed by the Discover It Chrome card's student-friendly terms and forgiving stance toward occasional late payments. "This is the perfect starter card for busy students," says CreditCards.com Senior Industry Analyst Matt Schulz. If you accidentally forget a payment, "you won't get stuck with a fee the first time you're late paying a bill."
Taking second place is the Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa. The card's lower interest rate and free budgeting tools for new borrowers were impressive to the judges. The BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card - with its significant amount of cash back – finished in third place in the best student card category.
To help choose the best travel credit cards, CreditCards.com consulted credit card and personal finance experts and nominated three finalists. A panel of five judges – including independent experts and two members of the CreditCards.com staff – separately judged the three finalists and ranked them in order of preference. The card with the best average rank was chosen as the winner.
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