Discover&reg; Student Open Road<sup>℠</sup>

Discover® Student Open Road

Discover® Student Open Road

Discover&reg; Student Open Road<sup>℠</sup>

Discover® Student Open Road

Card details

  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 9 months, then the variable standard purchase APR of 12.99% - 18.99%*

  • 2% Cashback Bonus®* at gas stations and restaurants

  • Every single purchase automatically gets Cashback Bonus®*

  • $0 Fraud Liability- you will not be responsible for unauthorized charges

  • No Annual Fee

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  • *Click apply to view rates, fees, rewards, limitations and other important information

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Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee


  • Rewards rate

    0.25% for first $3,000 /yr then 1.00%

  • Bonus offer


  • Intro APR

    Purchase: 0% for 9 mos

    Transfer: None

  • Ongoing APR

    Min APR: 13.74%, Variable

    Max APR: 19.74%, Variable

    Penalty APR: Up to 26.74%, Variable

    Cash Advance APR: 25.74%, Variable

  • Foreign transaction fee


Recommended credit score

NerdWallet review

By Tim Chen

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Pros and cons

  • Qualify with average credit

  • Bonus cash back categories

  • No annual fee

  • No foreign transaction fee


    Verdict - The Open Road is one of the best gas credit cards available to students. However, if you can qualify (and not many can) you should also consider the PenFed Platinum Cashback for Students which offers 5% back on gas.

    The Discover Student Open Road earns 2% on the first $250 in spending at gas and restaurants each month. However, you only earn 0.25% for the first $3,000 in other purchases each year, and 1% thereafter. This 0.25% reward rate instead of 1.00% (buried in the fine print) ends up costing you $22.50 each year.

    Be sure to check out the other options on our Student Credit Cards homepage before making a decision.

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