5 Banking Tools All College Students Need


It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing and kids have headed off to school. For some, they left home for the first time to embark on the adventure that is college. There is a lot to think about when you or your child are looking to head off to college for the first time. Two big questions are: “Where should I bank?” And “What banking services do I need?”

Let us help you by narrowing it down to Five Banking Products All College Students Need:

1. Free Reward Checking  - Being a college student usually means money is a little tight, with a free reward checking account you can make your money work for you, no matter how much of it you have! Our BIG DEAL Cash Back account lets you earn 3% cash back* on ALL debit card purchases up to $300 a month. That’s an extra $108 per year in your bank account!

2. Automatic ATM Fee Refunds – Is there anything more frustrating than having to pay a fee to access your own money? Another benefit of our BIG DEAL accounts is that we automatically reimburse ATM fees- up to $20 a month.

3. Online & Mobile Banking - When you’re busy running to classes and doing the homework you don’t want to worry about not knowing exactly what’s in your bank account. With FREE online and mobile banking, it’s as simple as looking at your phone to check your bank balance and keep up on transactions coming out of your account.

4. Mobile Deposit - “You have to open a bank account in your college town, so if you get paper checks you have a place to deposit them” is a myth! Deposit your checks with online banking as soon as the birthday cards, care package, or paycheck arrives with a free Mobile Deposit. It’s quick, secure, and literally can be done while still standing in the college mailroom.

5. Debit Card - With a debit card you won’t have to worry about having large amounts of cash stuffed under your mattress. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that Shazam Brella is working around the clock to monitor your debit card to protect you from fraud.

Ready to get your bank account college-ready?

In addition to these banking products, it's essential to educate college students about financial literacy and responsible money management. Many banks offer financial education resources, and students can also find budgeting apps and online courses to help them build strong financial habits. Ultimately, the goal is to equip college students with the tools and knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions and set themselves up for success both during and after their college years.

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