Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Credit Cards

Building credit during college is important, but there are potential pitfalls. Before applying for a credit card, it is important to assess your level of responsibility and financial means. The credit decisions you make during college will affect your financial future.


  • Nerdwallet provides free information, financial tools, and objective advice about credit cards, investing, mortgages, loans, and insurance.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides answers to various credit card questions.