12 Responses to International Students: Opening a US Bank Account

  1. Really it is very useful post & I like to read these types of post & thanks for sharing such type of posts…

  2. AJ Banks says:

    It is good to pick a bank that has atms located on campus. There is nothing worse than to have to pay an extra atm fee every time (they add up!), simply because you are withdrawing money from a different bank’s atm.

  3. Emeka says:

    very helpful post. I learned a lot.

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  6. Babs says:

    Very useful for international students.

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  8. Shreya says:

    Thank you

  9. Nattalie Gordon says:

    This is very useful information, however I have a bit of an issue.
    As a potential international student who’s financing my education via student loans, I feel stuck/frustrated/confused.
    The funds from my loan agency will have to be disbursed directly to my account as my school does not accept funds directly from a lender. At the same time I will need a letter from my school in order to open an account in the US. However I will need to be admitted and perhaps enrolled before the school can submit a letter to the bank on my behalf.
    So my question again is: WHAT THE HECK DO I DO NOW???!!!! I need the funds to be accepted and enrolled in school and I need to be accepted or enrolled in order to facilitate the process of obtaining the funds.
    I hope I made sense with my explanation. Any advice will be appreciated.

    • Matias says:

      I I were you I would discuss this with the administratives at the school and also at the loan agency and you will get to a solution. When rules are contradictory, the may be more flexible about it.
      Good luck!

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