I'm a college student and looking for a card that would give me cash back in a specific category I would choose. I saw that Bofa Cash Rewards card allows that, but I'm not sure I will qualify with my limited credit

Answered on June 03, 2019
Updated on June 03, 2019
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
The Bank of America indeed allows to choose a category with a higher cash back reward, but cash back is only 3% on the first $2,500 in choice category each quarter. The Discover it® Student Cash Back credit card could give you more – up to 5% cash back on $1,500 in changing categories (each time you activate). The categories change every quarter and if you reach the quarterly limit, you will continue earning 1% cash back. All other purchases will always earn 1% cash back without limits or enrollment. Both cards, Cash Rewards and Discover it® Student Cash Back, are for students. So you need to be a student to apply. Applicants with no or limited credit are accepted. You will need to provide the proof of income, SSN, and other personal information. If you do not have recent bad items on your reposts, your chances to qualify would be rather high.
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No, you won't need a co-signer to apply for a student credit card or Amex Everyday. In fact, there are not many issuers that would allow co-signers. That is actually great as cosigning is a complicated thing. Having your own credit card from the beginning is a great way to learn finances, responsibility, and to start building credit. You may qualify for a student credit card as long as you are at least 18 years old, have SSN, U.S. citizen/resident, and have verifiable income. To qualify for the Amex Every Day card, you should have at least good credit history. If you already have some...
The Amex EveryDay card is for applicants with good or excellent credit history. If your credit is lower, we would recommend considering a different credit card. Since you are a student, you can apply for a student credit cards. These cards are rather easy to qualify for but there still are some approval requirements. The requirements are simple: you should be a student over the age of 18, be a U.S. citizen or resident, have SSN (Social Security Number), have a verifiable income (your part-time job and money form parents will do), and you should not have bad credit already. You may qualify...
Unfortunately, this credit card id not currently available on the banks's website. But to get a credit card young people under 21 have to show proof of their sufficient income or have a co-signer (say, one of the parents). As for the credit cards you may be eligible for, consider student credit cards targeting high school and college students. For example, you can apply for the Discover it® Student Cash Back card. This card comes with 6 months 0% intro APR on purchases (when the introductory interest rate is over, the ongoing APR will apply) and no annual fee.

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