Banks have college student accounts and promotions. Here are some items to consider and places to start!
Making your Money WORK for YOU!
Rewards or Points Program, does your bank have a one? (Many banks do.) This makes your debit card purchases work for you!
$ Will you charge me if I use another bank’s ATM?
$ Do you refund ATM charges?
$ Do I get a certain number of ATM uses for free?
Your Local Banks
PNC has a Virtual Wallet Student program is specifically geared towards college students. It can link your reimbursements and send emails; have your parents as joint account holders, savings programs to pay for tuition, books, spring break, etc. There is an iPhone app, no minimum balance, and built in overdraft protection.
The UK Federal Credit Union has student Smart Checking Accounts: free checks, online bill pay, discounts on loans, free financial counseling, debit cards, credit card availability, E-statements, and a free gift. They also pay the highest interest rates locally in savings and checking accounts.