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Student Card For Bad Credit?...

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Student Card For Bad Credit?...

I have bad credit (563 EQ) and I'm a student. I have been trying to find a student CC, but have had no luck thus far Smiley Sad I have tried Discover and Citi. Any advice on a CC that would accept me?
12/10/10 Score 418
C/C's:
Orchard Bank / Unsecured / $300 Limit
Credit One / Unsecured / $250 Limit
Trying to pull the score back up after some collections and student loan LP's.
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Re: Student Card For Bad Credit?...

what exactly is making your score so low? collections? credit card charge-offs? student loan defaults? we would need some more information to guide you in the right direction....but, with that score I would say your best bet would be orchard bank or household bank, they are one-in-the-same basically...you could also try HSBC. Those three sites let you fill out some basic info to prequalify for a credit card. It will give you and offer but it may be a secured card, and most have an annual fee. Some other ones i can think of that you may actually want to avoid would be Credit One Bank, First Premier, Rewards 660 (not sure if rewards 660 exists anymore or not..)

 

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Established Member

Re: Student Card For Bad Credit?...

I just got a Credit One bank card in the mail yesterday because I was denied by...well, basically everyone else.
12/10/10 Score 418
C/C's:
Orchard Bank / Unsecured / $300 Limit
Credit One / Unsecured / $250 Limit
Trying to pull the score back up after some collections and student loan LP's.
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Valued Member

Re: Student Card For Bad Credit?...

My wife lucked out and got approved for $5000 CL on a Chase +1 student card. No annual fee, 0% for 6 months, even has a (crappy) rewards program too. Not bad for a 20-year-old's first credit card. For under 600 FICO though, it may be easier to just get a secured card to start out with. Best of luck!
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EQ FICO: 742 - 01.01.2010
EX FICO: 742 - 10.18.2009
TU FICO: 750 - 01.01.2010
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