We can’t tell you where to bank, but we can help you narrow down your options by knowing what to look for in a financial institution (bank or credit union).
When choosing a financial institution, you’ll want to think about the following things:
Shop Around: For a list of questions to ask when shopping for a new financial institution, check out University of Illinois Extension Financial Wellness for College Students’ website.
You can check out the map below for brick & mortar locations of different financial institutions near the three main University of Illinois campuses, and you can watch our recorded webinar, Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services, if you’d like to learn more about choosing the right financial products and services for your needs.
To learn even more about how to manage your finances while in college, including what to look for in a financial institution, you can watch another recorded webinar, Cash at College: Spending, Saving & Student Loans.