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Money and Banking Services


  • Bring approximately $1,500 with you in traveler’s checks or other secure format (not cash) to last at least one week. Be aware that it may take several days before you are able to open a bank account in the United States. Also make sure you have around $100 cash in small denominations to pay for incidental expenses.
  • The International Center hosts local businesses during the Community Resource Fair.  Explore the resource fair to learn about important resources from on and around campus. Open a bank account, learn how to get a cell phone and more!
  • You can now safely wire your tuition payment direct to Illinois Tech, so there's no need to carry large amounts of cash with you to the U.S. Contact the Student Accounting Office to learn about how to transfer funds to Illinois Tech.  

Banking Services

Banking services are available from a variety of financial institutions throughout Chicago, including the four listed below. It makes good "dollars and sense" to check out the features of any institution you are considering and then choose the one that best fits your needs.

PNC Bank

ATM's on campus and a full service branch conveniently located across the Street from IIT 
International Services including language interpretation, international wire transfers, and global ATM usage

Address: 3508 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 1-877-PNC-1000

Chase Bank

Chase College Checking with no monthly service fee, Free on-line banking and free online bill pay, Free chase Mobile and Free access to over 9000 chase ATMs.

Address: 757 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 773.927.5033

Citi Bank

Address: 3430 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 773.523.2803

Bank of America

Address: 203 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.267.6100