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There are many financial institutions in the United States, each with its own policies, procedures, and charges. If you would like to open a bank account, it is important to shop around among financial institutions and choose the institution that fits your needs.
There are numerous banks in Fort Wayne. On campus, there is IU Credit Union. There are also banks located off-campus but nearby, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and PNC. During Orientation, the Office of International Education invites representatives from each institution on campus for a banking session.
We strongly encourage students to discuss their banking needs in person with bank representatives.
Make sure you have the following documents with you when you go to the banking session:
You cannot open a bank account without these documents. Please stop by the Office of International Education if you need assistance.
We have summarized the most frequently asked banking questions in the table below. Please contact the banking representatives or visit the bank websites, for up-to-date information.