I hesitate to give you this possible solution because I don't want you to think that the answer to paying off credit is to get more credit. You must understand that, especially being a student you have to be careful not to incur more debt than you can handle paying off.
Interest rates on a credit card are typically 19-20%. You can go to your bank and see if you qualify for a Student Line of Credit. First of all, my knowledge comes from Canada. Things may be different in the United States, but I'm guessing they are similar. With a Student Line of Credit you only have to pay the interest owing for the years you are in school and for 1 year after you graduate. In addition to this, the interest rate is much lower. At the time of this answer prime is 2.25%, plus 1% means you would pay 3.25%. So on a balance of $5,000 your commitment to pay would be $13.54 per month. You can use your Student Line of Credit to pay off your credit card and have a much more comfortable payment. Then you have to promise me that you will also follow RachelLynn's advice and only use your credit card for absolute emergencies.
Good luck and I hope this helps.