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Banks The Best Banks for Students  

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Students have a ton of options when it comes to opening a student account. For college students, there are many options available with no fee until graduation. Important criteria for choosing the best bank for college students include branch locations, ATM fees, and online services. The best student accounts for high school students are probably located close to home, and many banks offer free or discounted student accounts to those students who open an account at the same bank as their parents. Top choices for student checking accounts offer free check printing, low or no ATM fees, and free online services. The best student debit cards offer free use with no monthly fees.

Many banks and credit unions offer discounted checking fees and higher interest rates for combined student checking and savings accounts.Premium interest rates for student savings accounts help the budget go further, and encourage students to save more and earn more interest. Who doesn’t like free money? The best student accounts offer the most convenient features on fee-free student checking and savings. Online banks and many brick and mortar banks offer low fees for student accounts that are managed completely online. If you’re away at school and don’t have a car, the best choice for college checking and savings may be an online only account. Free student accounts have come a long way, and now offer best banking services for students at little to no cost.  

Where have you found the best student accounts? Vote on the list below! If your favorite bank for students isn't on our list, feel free to add it. 

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11 1
Fifth Third Bank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Finance, State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

2
14 5
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

3
7 1
USAA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Financial Services

4
8 3
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

5
5 1
SunTrust Banks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Banks for Students
National Commercial Banks

6
4 0
PNC Bank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Banks for Students

7
6 3
BB&T is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Finance, Insurance Carriers, National Commercial Banks

8
5 2
Santander Bank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Savings Institutions, Federally Chartered, Retail banking

9
4 1
TCF Bank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Finance, Financial Services

10
3 0
Wachovia Bank N.A. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Wachovia Bank N.A. Commercial bank, National Commercial Banks

11
3 0
Chase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Bank, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

12
6 4
U.S. Bank is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Financial Services

13
4 2
Webster Bank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Finance, National Commercial Banks

14
3 1
TD Banknorth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Banks for Students

15
3 1
KeyBank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Banks for Students
KeyBank

16
3 1
Huntington.com is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Huntington.com

17
3 1
Flagstar Bank, FSB is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Flagstar Bank, FSB

18
2 0
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Banks for Students
State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

19
2 0
Purdue Federal Credit Union is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Purdue Federal Credit Union

20
2 0
Regions Financial Corporation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Finance, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

21
2 0
ING Group is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

22
2 0
PerkStreet Financial is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Banks for Students
PerkStreet Financial

23
2 0
FORUM Credit Union is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Banks for Students
FORUM Credit Union

24
2 1
Higher One Financial is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Banks for Students
Higher One Financial

25
2 1
UniBank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Banks for Students
UniBank