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: Using our Mobile App, open a new Student e-Checking account in just a few minutes.1
  • No paperwork: Conveniently scan your required ID documents with our simple, online application. 2
    • Must be 17 years or older to apply
    • Valid U.S. Student Visa
    • Qualifying government issued ID

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

Students Sharing Textbook

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

Add funds such as stipend, work study, or scholarship money to your Student e-Checking account to pay for tuition & other expenses.3

Students enjoy no monthly account maintenance fee

  • No account maintenance fees

  • No minimum balance required

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.

Smiling Backpack Girl

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

With the Student e-Checking account, you can request an East West Bank Visa® Debit Card to be mailed to your home. 4

Traveling for school, work, or leisure – no problem. Use any ATM machine, anywhere in the U.S., and stop worrying about paying for ATM surcharges.5