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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Rates, fees & offers
0.25% for first $3,000 /yr then 1.00%
Purchase: 0% for 9 mos
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
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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