Find financial independence with a personal checking account that's designed for your student lifestyle. A student checking account helps stretch your budget with no monthly maintenance fee, no direct deposit requirement, overdraft protection, a personalized debit card and mobile banking.
Best if you
- Want a basic checking account designed just for students
- No minimum opening deposit
- No monthly maintenance fee
- No-fee online statement. Paper statement fees may apply. The fee is waived if you enroll in online banking and choose to receive online-only statements.
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Our most powerful banking tools are in your hands
Make deposits, send and receive money, and pay bills at your convenience.
Mobile check deposit
Deposit checks in seconds with U by BB&T—and get access to your funds the next business day. Disclosure 3
Not a fan of checks and cash? Send money to a trusted friend or family member with just a few taps.
Receive, pay, and file your bills in one place. It's easy, secure—and free to enroll.
Enjoy these additional benefits
- Option to personalize your debit card
- Securely deposit checks from your smartphone or tablet with mobile check deposit Disclosure 4
- Free access to over 2,400 BB&T ATMs
- Unlimited automated account information through BB&T Phone24 at 800-BANK-BBT (800-226-5228)
- U by BB&T money management tools, including a customizable dashboard, cash back with BB&T Deals and personal payments
Keep tabs on your account
- Use U by BB&T®, our customizable online and mobile banking experience, to monitor your BB&T and non-BB&T accounts, pay bills, set and track spending, manage your receipts and more
- Receive important account alerts by email or text
- Choose online statements for convenient access to your account statements from your computer or mobile device
Ready to get started?
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Two (2) no-BB&T-fee non-BB&T ATM transactions per statement cycle.
Service fees may apply. Please see our Personal Services Pricing Guide for details.
Availability of Funds: Your deposit is generally available the next business day. We will notify you if we need to hold your deposit for further verification. Mobile check deposits received on weekends, bank holidays and Monday through Friday after 8 pm ET are processed the following business day.
Account eligibility requirements apply. Mobile check deposit is available for iPhone, iPod with camera, iPad version 2 and higher, iPad mini and Android. A camera is required.
Fees from your mobile or data carrier may apply. A monthly service fee applies if you choose to access your online banking financial data through QuickBooks® or Quicken® Direct Connect.
Subject to credit approval.
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Branch Banking and Trust Company is now Truist Bank. Learn more.
BB&T and SunTrust have merged to become Truist. Both institutions will continue to offer independent product lines for a period of time. This may include differing underwriting guidelines, product features, terms, fees and pricing. Our friendly teammates at your local SunTrust branches will be happy to walk you through their respective products. You can also learn more by contacting them at 800-SUNTRUST or SunTrust.com.