Build credit history while you’re in college
3% cash rewards on gas, grocery, drugstore for first 6 months, 1% cash rewards on virtually all other net purchases
- College students
- Building credit
- Cash rewards
- $0 annual fee
- Low intro APR helps you buy what you need while in college
- Flexible reward redemption options
- Free access to online credit education and tools
Fees and Rates
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on purchases
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on balance transfers
Read the Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa® Card Agreement.
Credit card subject to credit qualification.
Generally, we will apply your minimum payment first to lower APR balances (such as purchases) before balances with higher APRs (such as cash advances).
Build Credit History
A Wells Fargo Cash Back College Card can help you establish credit history as you buy the things you need while in college – and you can earn cash rewards.
Tips for building credit:
- Wells Fargo reports your payment and usage behavior to the credit bureaus – the companies that calculate your credit score.
- Pay on time, every time. Making a late payment or missing a payment can hurt your credit score.
- Pay more than the minimum each month. When you pay less than the balance, your balance accrues interest. That means you have to pay more for spreading your payments out over time.
- Keep your balance low, relative to your credit limit. Never exceed your credit limit.
- Only charge what you can afford to pay back.
- Check your credit report at least once a year.
Visit wellsfargo.com/pathtocredit to learn more about building and maintaining good credit.
Budgeting and Tracking Tools
Online Access. Access your account balance and transaction details, pay bills, and more from your mobile device or computer with Online Banking with Wells Fargo Online® and Mobile Banking. Once you have your username and password, you can manage your accounts with our free mobile banking app or via wf.com from your mobile browser.
Automatic Payments. This free, optional service in Online Banking helps you automatically make credit card payments by transferring funds from your checking or savings account to your Wells Fargo credit card account. To set up automatic payments sign on to Online Banking, go to Transfers and select Monthly.
Account Alerts. Stay on top of your account activity with free email or text message alerts for when you approach your credit limit, a payment is due, and more. Set up account alerts in Online Banking.
Budget Tools. Sort your monthly expenses against your budget with free access to budgeting and tracking tools: My Spending Report and Budget Watch through My Money Map. Set up budget tools in Online Banking.
Visit wellsfargo.com/pathtocredit to learn more about building and maintaining good credit.
Earn and Redeem Rewards
- 3% cash rewards for each $1 spent on gas, grocery, and drugstore net purchases for 6 months
- 1% cash rewards for each $1 spent on virtually all other net purchases with your card
- Extra cash rewards earning potential and deals at your favorite stores when you shop our Earn More Mall®
Redeem your way:
- Have cash automatically deposited into your Wells Fargo savings account – cash rewards are redeemed in $25 increments
- Apply rewards as a credit to a qualifying Wells Fargo product
- Request a paper check or redeem in $20 increments at a Wells Fargo ATM with a Wells Fargo Debit or ATM card
- Redeem rewards for travel, gift cards, and more
Visit GoFarRewards.wf.com to learn more about rewards.
Enjoy these benefits with your Wells Fargo Cash Back College Card:
- Emergency card replacement
- Roadside dispatch
- Travel and emergency assistance services
- Auto rental collision damage waiver
- Cell phone protection
- Zero Liability Program to protect you from liability for unauthorized transactions when you report them promptly.
- Overdraft Protection (optional) by linking your credit card to your checking account, finance charges apply. See the full Terms and Conditions.
- Rapid Alerts to track purchases and receive notifications of irregular or suspicious activity.
- Chip technology for better protection against counterfeit fraud when used at a chip-enabled terminal.
- Verified by Visa® protects your Wells Fargo Visa card with a unique password for online shopping.
- Mobile payment options to make convenient on-the-go purchases with your Wells Fargo card in Android PayTM, Apple PayTM, and Samsung Pay.
What do I need to apply online and what information will you review?
To apply online, you’ll need an existing Wells Fargo relationship (otherwise, please apply at a Wells Fargo location), a Social Security number, and income information.
We review the information provided on your application and other information that bears on creditworthiness.
What should I expect after I apply online?
Upon submitting the online application, you will receive the status of your application on the confirmation page and we will send you a confirmation email. If we are able to provide you an approval, the confirmation page and email will also display your credit limit. If we need more time to review your application, you will receive an application ID and a phone number that you can call to check your application status.
How do I use my credit card for Overdraft Protection?
You must have a Wells Fargo checking account and a Wells Fargo credit card to use this optional service.
- If you already have a Wells Fargo credit card, but you do not have a Wells Fargo checking account: apply for a checking account and select the Overdraft Protection box on the application. Subject to credit qualification.
- If you already have a Wells Fargo checking account, call 1-800-642-4720 to enroll.
Terms and Conditions
Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa® Card Terms and Conditions
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases
0.00% introductory APR for 6 months.
After that your APR will be 11.40% to 21.40%, based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Balance Transfers
0.00% introductory APR for 6 months.
After that, your APR will be 11.40% to 21.40%, based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the
APR for Cash Advances and Overdraft Protection Advances
This APR will vary with the market based on the
How to Avoid Paying Interest on Purchases
Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing period. We will not charge you interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.
Minimum Interest Charge
If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $1.00.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at http://
Introductory fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater, for 6 months. After that, up to 5% for each balance transfer, with a minimum of $5.
Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each advance, whichever is greater.
Overdraft Protection Advances
$12.50 if the total of overdraft protection advances for the day is $50 or less;
$20 if the total of overdraft protection advances for the day is greater than $50.
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee
3% of each transaction converted to
Up to $37
Returned Check or Returned Payment
Up to $37
How we will calculate your balance
We use a method called "average daily balance (including new purchases)".
Credit limit reallocation
If you have a credit card with Wells Fargo, have no current balance on that card and have not used your card for any purpose in the past six months and you are applying for an additional card, you agree to allow Wells Fargo to allocate your credit limits between your existing and new credit card accounts, to allow for use of both cards. Please note that you can change or reallocate your limits on your own by calling Customer Service at any time, with certain restrictions.
Eligibility for introductory rate(s), fees, and bonus rewards offers
If you have opened a Wells Fargo credit card account within 16 months of this application you will not be eligible for the above introductory APR(s) and fees or any bonus rewards offers described below even if that account has been closed and has a zero balance.
How we will calculate your variable APRs
- Unless an introductory or promotional APR is in effect, we will add a “Margin” to the
U.S.Prime Rate to determine your standard variable APR. For each billing period we will use the U.S.Prime Rate, or the average of the U.S.Prime Rates if there is more than one, published in the Money Rates column of The Wall Street Journal three business days prior to your billing statement closing date. If the U.S.Prime Rate is not published or is otherwise unavailable, whether temporarily or permanently, we will select a substitute index that we believe, in our sole discretion, to be similar to the U.S.Prime Rate. The U.S.Prime Rate is 3.50 percentage points as of 12/08/2016.
- The "Margin" for purchases and balance transfers will be 7.90 to 17.90 percentage points, based on your creditworthiness.
- The "Margin" for cash advances and overdraft protection advances will be 20.74 percentage points.
Wells Fargo reserves the right to change terms, rates (APRs) and fees, at its discretion in accordance with the Consumer Credit Card Customer Agreement and Disclosure Statement ("Agreement") for your account and applicable law.
You may not qualify for the lowest APRs disclosed above. The APRs applicable to your account will be determined by our review of your credit report, information you provide on your application, and other relevant information available to us.
Application of payments
Generally, we will apply your minimum payment first to lower APR balances (such as Purchases) before balances with higher APRs (such as Cash Advances). Payments made in excess of the minimum payment will generally be applied to balances with higher APRs first before balances with lower ones.
If you choose to link your Account to your Wells Fargo Checking Account for overdraft protection, please note the following. If you have a joint checking account, you will be responsible for all advances, including interest and charges from your credit card to cover overdrafts regardless of who writes the check, makes the debit card purchase, or engages in any other transaction that causes the overdraft. Depending on your account terms, an Overdraft Protection Advance Fee may be charged to your Account each day an Overdraft Protection Advance is made and interest will accrue from the date each advance is made. Your credit card must be activated; if not activated, no money will transfer to cover the overdraft. Once your credit card has been activated, please allow up to 3 business days for your Overdraft Protection service to be fully enabled. Refer to the Consumer Credit Card Customer Agreement and Disclosure Statement for details. Please note that you may also be able to link your Wells Fargo Savings Account to your Wells Fargo Checking Account for overdraft protection. No interest is charged on overdraft protection transfers from your savings account; however, Overdraft Protection transfers from a Savings account count towards the Regulation D and Wells Fargo combined total limit of 6 transfers and withdrawals per monthly fee period. If the limit is exceeded, an Excess Activity fee for each transfer or withdrawal will be assessed. If the limit is exceeded on more than an occasional basis, your Savings account could be converted to a Checking account or closed.
Important information about procedures for opening a new account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities,
Notice to Ohio residents
The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
Notice to married Wisconsin residents
If you are married, by submitting your credit card application you are confirming that this credit card obligation is being incurred in the interest of your marriage and your family. No provision of any marital property agreement (pre-marital agreement), unilateral statement under 766.59 of the Wisconsin Statutes, or a court decree under 766.70 adversely affects the interest of the creditor unless the creditor, prior to the time the credit is granted, is furnished a copy of the agreement, statement or decrees or has actual knowledge of the adverse provision. If the credit card for which you are applying is granted, you will notify the Bank if you have a spouse who needs to receive notification that credit has been extended to you.
This application is for a credit card with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. You certify that all information provided is true, correct, and complete and that you have the legal capacity to enter into this contract. The Bank is authorized to verify or check any of the information given, to obtain credit reports on you and to make Overdraft Protection advances if you requested that feature. You authorize the Bank to obtain information from others to investigate your credit, employment and income history and state records including state employment security agency records and to report information regarding your account to consumer reporting agencies. You agree that the Bank will determine the amount of credit extended, as well as which product you qualify for, based on the Bank's review criteria. If you do not qualify for the product or pricing requested or for the lowest pricing offered, you authorize the Bank to grant you the product and pricing for which you do qualify. You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement, which will be sent to you, and understand that the terms of your account may be changed at any time, subject to applicable law. You hereby stipulate to the terms of the arbitration program described in the Agreement. You understand and agree that you will be liable for payment of all amounts owing on the account. You understand and agree that each person applying will have full and equal access to any credit line extended and each will be individually and jointly liable for payment of all amounts owed even if only one applicant uses the account.
A consumer report from consumer reporting agencies will be obtained in considering this application and for the purposes of any update, renewal, extension of credit, review or collection of the account. Upon request, we will inform you of the name and address of each consumer reporting agency from which we obtain a consumer report relating to you. If you are a married applicant you may apply for credit in your own name.
Please call to activate your new card as soon as you receive it. If you do not do so, your requests for certain services such as balance transfers, Wells Fargo Online banking and ATM access may be delayed and you may be denied access to your account.
This information about the cost of the credit card account described in this disclosure is accurate as of November 2016. This information may have changed after that date. To find out what may have changed, call 1-800-642-4720.
Important rewards notice
Cardholders will earn a one percent (1%) cash reward for every $1 spent in net purchases (purchases minus returns/credits) made on the Credit Card account, rounded to the nearest one cent. During the first 6 months from the date the account is opened, for purchases made at retailers whose merchant code for Visa is classified in one of the following categories: grocery stores, drugstores and gas stations, Cardholders will earn an additional two percent (2%) cash reward for every $1 spent in net purchases made on the Credit Card account, rounded to the nearest one cent. Purchases not processed using these merchant codes for Visa will not qualify for bonus cash rewards. Wells Fargo does not have the ability to control how a retailer chooses to classify their business and therefore reserves the right to determine which purchases qualify for bonus cash rewards. You may not earn bonus cash rewards for purchases made through third-party payment accounts, at online marketplaces, with retailers who submit purchases using a mobile/wireless card reader, or if you use a mobile or digital wallet. These additional cash rewards earned during the first 6 months at the select merchants will appear on the Cardholder's account statement 1-2 billing periods from the date earned. ATM transactions, cash advances of any kind, balance transfers, SUPERCHECKSTM, cash equivalents such as money orders and pre-paid gift cards, casino gaming chips, wire transfers, off-track wagers, lottery tickets, or bets or wagers transmitted over the internet, fees or interest posted to a linked account, including but not limited to returned payment fees, late fees, and monthly or annual fees, do not earn cash rewards. Refer to the Summary of the Wells Fargo Rewards® Program Terms and Conditions and Addendum to the Wells Fargo Rewards® Program Terms and Conditions for details.
Cellular telephone protection
Cellular Telephone Protection can reimburse the eligible Wells Fargo Consumer credit card cardholder for damage to or theft of a cellular wireless telephone. Eligible Cellular Wireless Telephones are limited to the primary line and up to the first three additional lines as listed on your provider's monthly statement. Cellular Telephone Protection is subject to a $25.00 deductible per claim and a maximum of 2 claims per 12 month period. The maximum benefit limit is $600.00 per occurrence and $1,200.00 per 12 month period. You will receive no more than the value of the original phone or a replacement phone with similar features and functionality, less a $25.00 deductible. This benefit does not cover cellular telephones that are lost. This protection is only available when cell phone bills are paid from your Wells Fargo Consumer Credit Card. The coverage does not apply if the cell phone bill is paid from a Wells Fargo Debit Card, Wells Fargo Business Credit Card, or from the card that is linked to a Line of Credit. Coverage does not apply to cell phones that are rented, borrowed, or received as part of a pre-paid plan. Electronic failure or issues related to the software of the device are not covered. Cellular telephone protection coverage begins the first day of the calendar month following your first cellular telephone billing on your Wells Fargo Consumer Credit Card, and remains in effect when you continue to charge your total monthly cellular telephone bill to your Wells Fargo Consumer Credit Card. This protection may not be equivalent to or better than other applicable coverage you may have presently or in the future, such as your homeowner's or automobile insurance policies, or through a plan provided through the seller of the telephone. For complete coverage benefits and exclusions regarding this protection call 1-866-804-4770, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go to wellsfargo.com/cellphone.