Back in September, I applied for a Citibank student card, and had a terrible time verifying my student status. After a solid month of trying and getting the runaround, I dropped it and ended up getting a different card.
Times may have changed, though. A friend of mine applied for the student version of Citibank’s Driver’s Edge card, and was approved without having to submit any of the insane paperwork that I was asked for. Has anyone else applied for a Citi student card in the last few months? Did they make you verify your status as a student?
If this actually has changed, that changes my opinion on whether Citibank’s student cards are worth it or not!
Update: To my knowledge, Citi is still using this verification process. It appears that only certain people are selected for verification, for whatever reason. It may be random, or it may be based on the information you provide when you apply. Best of luck in avoiding verification if you do apply for a Citi student card!