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Banking

This Student Resources information is for informational purposes only. Students may use any vendors they prefer.

A US bank account will make managing your finances easier. Once you choose a bank, they will ask you for certain information to open the account possibly including a photo identification, your mailing address, money to deposit, and other personal information. Some banks may ask for your Social Security Number (SSN). If you do not yet have an SSN, you can request a letter for your bank through the ISS Portal.

Be sure to monitor your bank account regularly. Ask your bank about any account or ATM fees.

Bank of America: 
Website 
Student Checking Account Info 
International Wire Transfers 
Contact Information 

TCF Bank:
This is not an international bank but a well-known bank in the Twin Cities area.
Website 
Student Checking Account Info 
Contact Information 

US Bank:
Website 
Student Checking Account Info 
How much does a wire transfer cost? 
Contact Information 

Wells Fargo:
Website
Student Checking Account Info
Foreign Exchange 
Sending Money Overseas 
Contact Information 

Documents Typically Needed to Open a Bank Account:
  • Passport
  • I-20
  • Second ID (student ID card or US driver’s license)
  • Proof of university’s enrollment (class schedule)
  • Initial deposit money
  • I-94 Card
Some banks may require other documents, so it is good to ask them what documents they would need for you to provide.