International Student Guide: Banking and Finances

International Student Guide: Banking and Finances

Banking in the United States

Managing your money is important to your success as a student, and it is highly recommended that one of the first things you do is open a bank account with a local financial institution.

Opening a U.S.-based bank account will help you stick to a budget as well as make sending and receiving money easier. When you go to set up an account, be sure to get information about account types, debit cards, ATMs and any fees for using the bank and bank services.

MidFirst Bank

MidFirst Bank is the official banking partner of Arizona State University. There are physical MidFirst branches on the Downtown Phoenix and Tempe campuses, but you can use all of the banking services at any location.

OneAZ Credit Union

OneAZ Credit Union is physically located on the main level of the Memorial Union on the Tempe Campus, but you can use all of the banking services at any location.