Most college students don’t necessarily think about their credit score – but they should. Once out of school, everyone from banks to possible employers to landlords will be running a credit check. This means that as a student it's important to begin building credit as early as possible, and as a parent, it's important to help educate your children on how to leverage credit cards responsibly. And student credit cards are designed to do precisely that!
Most major credit card providers have designed cards that are best for students who haven't used credit cards before. These student credit cards offer low introductory APR (what’s this? Link to glossary) and other types of cash rewards – wherein if you spend money with your credit card, they give a percentage back at the end of every month. It's free money just for using the credit card.