This chapter provides an overview of the credit card practices of college students and identifies specific groups of students who are more likely to be at risk for mismanaging and misusing credit. It specifically highlights findings from one particular study that collected data from a large sample of college students on multiple campuses in the Midwest. In this chapter, educational recommendations are made to financial professionals, who are interested in using this research to develop and provide more effective financial education to college students. Also included is a discussion of emerging research related to college students' finances and directions for future research.
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