The best Chase student credit card is the new Chase Freedom® Student credit card, which launched in June 2019. This card has a $0 annual fee and gives 1% cash back on all purchases.
It has some nice rewards bonuses, too, starting with $50 simply for making a single purchase within three months of opening an account. Plus, keeping your account in good standing by paying your monthly bills on time is good for a $20 bonus each year for up to five years.
In addition to these, you earn 5 points (5% cash back) per $1 on Lyft rides through March 2022. Plus, you get a complimentary 3 months of DashPass and after that 50% off the DashPass for the next 9 months (activate by December 31, 2021).
Those rewards rates and fees are pretty good, though not quite on par with the best student credit cards on the market right now. Chase Freedom Unlimited®, one of the best cash back credit cards overall, was never officially branded as being for students. But Chase recommended it for these scholarly credit newcomers on its website for a while.
Now, however, things are looking up for college students shopping for a credit card. Chase, one of the largest credit card companies around, has now officially re-joined the ranks of student credit card issuers. As a result, 6 of the 7 biggest credit card issuers in the U.S. have at least one credit card offer for college students.
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