Apply from the comfort of your own home

  • Apply Remote:
    From the Velo mobile app, get a U.S. bank account designed for international students.
  • No Paperwork:
    You only need a I-20 and your National ID to apply.
  • Save Time: 
    No need to visit a bank branch.  Apply from your home. It only takes a few minutes.
  • Low Stress: 
    Get your banking and payments squared off before coming to the U.S.
  • Frictionless Communication:
    The app has a Chinese version and we offer customer support in  Mandarin.

Pay your major expenses before landing in the U.S.

Add funds to the Velo Student Checking Account and pay tuition to your school before you arrive.1

For those students who will receive payments from work study, fellowship, or stipend, use the Velo Student Checking Account to accept the funds.

Pay your major expenses before landing in the U.S.

Add funds to the Velo Student Checking Account and pay tuition to your school before you arrive.1

For those students who will receive payments from work study, fellowship, or stipend, use the Velo Student Checking Account to accept the funds.

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Students enjoy NO monthly account maintenance fee

Don’t worry about maintaining a minimum balance.

Enjoy unlimited withdrawals from any ATM within the U.S.2

With the Velo Student Checking Account, you can request a Velo by East West BankTM Visa Debit Card to be mailed to your home. 

From time to time, you might travel within the U.S. for school, work, or leisure.  Use any ATM machine, anywhere in the U.S., and stop worrying about paying for ATM surcharge.2

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Enjoy unlimited withdrawals from any ATM within the U.S. 

With the Velo Student Checking Account, you can request a Velo by East West BankTM Visa Debit Card to be mailed to your home country. 

From time to time, you might travel within the U.S. for school, work, or leisure.  Use any ATM machine, anywhere in the U.S., and stop worrying about paying for ATM surcharge.2

Requirements for Applying for a Velo Student Checking Account

Requirement 1

You must upload a valid I-20 from a U.S. college or university during the application

Requirement 2

You must upload your National ID during the application

Requirement 3

You must be 17 years or older when you submit the application

Disclosure:

Account holders must verify with their schools to ensure payments from the Velo Student Checking Account are acceptable.

Non-proprietary ATM usage fees may be charged to your account at the request of the 3rd party operating the non-proprietary ATM. If you use an "East West Bank Student Plus Visa Debit Card" to initiate an ATM transaction from your "Student Plus Value Checking" account, East West Bank will refund your non-proprietary ATM usage fees each statement cycle. This waiver does not apply to any East West Bank ATM NSF fees that are the result of your account being overdrawn by an ATM transaction. Please refer to the Annual Percentage Yield and Account Terms disclosure for details.