Global Student Account Benefits

  • Student Fee Waiver Benefits 1

    Qualifying students will enjoy waivers of their monthly maintenance fee, ATM usage fees, and more

  • Deals & Perks

    Exclusive student deals and discounts at select merchants

  • Unlock Benefits for a Family Member 2

    With our Family Bridge program, you can invite a qualifying family member to enjoy special account benefits too

  • Visa® Debit Card 3, 4

    Use your Visa® Debit Card to withdraw cash from ATMs or pay merchants at home or while traveling abroad

  • We Speak Your Language

    Customer service in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

  • Convenient access

    With 100+ branches in the U.S. and access to thousands of ATMs, we're never far away when you need us

Apply for a U.S. bank account before you travel

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Apply for a U.S. bank account before you travel

  • Apply remotely in minutes using our Mobile App.5
  • Conveniently scan required ID documents.6
    • Must be 17 years or older to apply.
    • Currently accepting the following government IDs: People’s Republic of China Identity Card, Hong Kong SAR Passport and Permanent Identity Card, Taiwan Passport and Identity Card, and U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Apply now, scan your U.S. visa later
    • Waiting for your U.S. visa? That’s OK, apply for a Global Student account today – and provide us with a copy later! Terms and conditions apply.1

Pay your major expenses before school starts

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Pay your major expenses before school starts

Add funds, such as from a stipend, work study, or scholarship, to your Global Student account to pay for tuition and other expenses. 7

 

Family Bridge program 2

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Family Bridge program 2

Invite a qualifying family member to receive exclusive Family Bridge Benefits when they connect their eligible East West Bank account to your Global Student account.

 

Home Loans

Home Loans

Enjoy the comforts of living off campus.  East West Bank offers a variety of non-conventional home loan programs designed specifically for borrowers with unique lending needs.

Global Student Account FAQs