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Visa offers free credit scores to college students

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Visa provided college students with 5,000 free credit scores as part of ‘Financial Literacy Month’ for April 2007.

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To get “Financial Literacy Month” for April 2007 rolling, Visa provided 5,000 free FICO credit scores to college students through its whatsmyscore.org website.

Compare Student Credit CardsCollege students had the opportunity to receive 5,000 free credit scores on a first-come, first-served basis courtesy of Fair Isaac Corp.  Fair Isaac produces the most widely used credit score in the U.S., known as a FICO score.

Students who wanted to receive the free credit scores first had to take a 15-minute online financial education tutorial.  The tutorial’s goal was to help provide young people with a crash course in the basics of responsible credit use.

While it has no more credit scores left, visitors to Visa’s website can still enjoy lots of help understanding how credit impacts them.

But for those who didn’t have the chance to get a FICO score, a visit to CreditCards.com still offers the chance to request a free credit report.

Visitors can also read articles on student credit card education or apply online for a student credit card.

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Published: April 20, 2007

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