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I have no credit because I have never owned a credit card before. I will be an undergraduate student for the rest of this summer 2014, but I get my degree in July 2014. I want to build credit, first and foremost. Ultimately I want to qualify for cards with rewards for travel. I am wondering if I can apply for a student card since I will not be a student after July? I do not care about APR or if there is an annual fee, but I am interested in cash back rewards. Do you have a recommendation for me?
Answered on Jan 27, 2012
Updated on May 28, 2014
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You can apply for a student credit card since you are currently a student. After graduation, you can keep using your student card. If you want a cash back credit card, you should consider the Discover it® Student Cash Back card. The card offers 1% cash back on all purchases. You can even get 5% cash back (up to the quarterly maximum) if you enroll in rotating categories every quarter.
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