I've been invited to give feedback to all Parsons students, regarding your thesis projects.
I really like how you are both literally and figuratively "looking beyond the surface value of credit cards." You've found a way to address a serious issue with playfulness.
I also appreciate that you're using the same tactics (of predatory lending practices) to TEACH students how to safeguard their credit rating. It's pretty genuis, actually. It's a conversational tool and it's educational. It imparts financial responsibility and it gives teens something to play with.
Please strengthen your thesis project even more by giving specific details on production and distribution, as well as cost and how students would get their hands on the cards. Maybe they'd get mailed to the prospective college student with their acceptance package, so that it arrives when he or she is still at home with at least a parent at home. This way, the dialogue can begin early and a spending plan can be created well advance of leaving home. Just a thought.
Good luck with this. Fun! J.