Credit Card Center
for Students

One Stop for All Things Credit Card

Learn about the advantages of using credit cards responsibly, as well as the many benefits and features that come standard with our credit cards.

 

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No matter what you're looking for in a credit card, we've got you covered.


101: Credit Basics

Whether you’re just beginning to explore credit, or already have a credit card, PNC is here to help you start – and stay on – the right financial path.

 

 

Use credit cards the right way – and get off to a great financial start

When used in a smart way, credit cards can help you establish a solid credit history. And that can really come in handy down the road. Specifically, an established credit history can help with things like:

  • Getting approved for a car loan
  • Buying a house
  • Finding a job
  • Starting a business

Credit Tips & Tools

Important information, tips and insights that will help you to better understand and manage your credit wisely.

Spend

College Student’s Guide to Using Credit Wisely

Easy ways to develop good credit habits and start building a credit history as well, without getting yourself into trouble.

Borrow

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores. We all have one. And most of us know a few things about credit scores, like the fact that they’re important.

Spend

A College Student's Guide to Build Good Credit

Once you turn 18, you will be eligible to build credit. First, you must have a source of income. The next steps can make or break your credit score.

Managing Your Account

We provide smart, secure online tools that empower you to take control of your money – day or night, across any device.

 

Start Here: Online Banking

PNC Online Banking makes it easy to set up your account for success. It’s the free, secure way to stay connected to your account 24/7.

 

Sync up with Virtual Wallet Student®

If you have a Virtual Wallet Student account, you can seamlessly add your PNC credit card to your Calendar, see your transactions automatically sorted in Spending + Budgets, and manage your credit card on the go with our mobile app[2].

 

Pay Your Bill the Easy Way – Automatically

On-time payments can help you establish a solid credit history. And automatic payments make paying on time a breeze. Set it up once and you’re done. But always be sure to review your statement every month and let us know if you think there is an unauthorized transaction or you believe there is a mistake on your statement.

 

Pick Your Own Payment Due Date

For extra convenience, PNC lets you select when your payment is due. Simply choose a date that works best for your schedule and budget.

 

Access Your FICO® Score at No Charge – and Keep Moving Toward your Goals

As a PNC cardholder, you can check your FICO® Score online as often as you’d like within PNC Online Banking. There’s no charge, and you’ll also learn about 2 key factors that have impacted your score.

 

Use Custom Text Alerts to Stay Connected

Set up PNC Alerts and we’ll text[2] or email you about important credit card activity – like when your payment is due, or each time a transaction posts to your account.

 

Benefits & Features

Look forward to exceptional service and a convenient, secure way to pay – included with every PNC credit card.

Meet PNC Pay – The Quick, Secure Way to Check Out

As a PNC cardholder, you can use your mobile device[2] to simplify the way you pay for things at stores – it’s easy to set up and easy to use.

 

Shopping Online? Use Visa Checkout
Ditch the hassle of re-entering payment and shipment information at your favorite online stores.

Learn more about Digital Payments »

 

Our Highest Level of Security Comes Standard

Here are just a few of the ways you’re protected:

  • Zero Liability Fraud Protection – You’re 100% protected against verified unauthorized purchases due to fraud or identity theft[3]
  • Security Alerts – We’ll notify you right away via text or email if we detect fraudulent or suspicious activity
 

Count on 24/7 U.S.-based service
Our highly trained credit card specialists are standing by around the clock, ready to serve you.

Find the Right Credit Card For You

If you’re ready to apply for a credit card, we have three great options. Each one comes with all of the benefits and features listed above – including access to your FICO® Score at no charge.

Get Cash Back[4]

PNC Cash Rewards®Visa®

  • 4% cash back on gas station purchases
  • 3% cash back on dining purchases at restaurants
  • 2% cash back on grocery store purchases
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • No annual fee


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Earn Rewards

PNC Points® Visa®

  • 4 points per $1 spent on everyday purchases[1]
  • Redeem for thousands of rewards, including gift cards, tablets and phones, electronics and accessories
  • No annual fee




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Lower Rates

PNC Core® Visa®

  • Our LOWEST intro rate on purchases[1] for the first 15 billing cycles
  • Our LOWEST intro rate on balance transfers for the first 15 billing cycles
  • No annual fee

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