Living in Tampa Bay


Setting up a Banking Account

Students have several banking options in Tampa, and are encouraged to research the many banking institutions in the area. Some banks may require individuals to have a Social Security Number (SSN), so students may want to ask about this requirement when they begin their applications to open an account.

Banking Tips

It is advisable to open an account in person, rather than online or via telephone. When students open their accounts, they will generally need the following: local contact information (including a residential address), a passport, immigration documents I-94, I-20, or DS2019, and a secondary form of identification with signature (like USF IS card).