Banking with i-card
TCF Bank is the Student Banking Partner for the University of Illinois
TCF Bank offers free checking accounts and other campus banking services to University of Illinois students at the Chicago and Urbana campuses.
TCF Bank is an optional convenience for students with i-cards
If you are a student, you may choose to link your TCF student checking account to your i card and use it as an ATM or PIN-based debit card.
You are not required to open a TCF Bank account, nor do you need one to to use your i-card for other campus card services, such as meal plans, door access, or library services.
TCF Bank has campus branches and ATMs
View a complete list of TCF Bank and ATM Locations at the University of Illinois.
TCF Bank offers free financial seminars to University groups
Local TCF Bank branch managers are available to present free financial seminars on any of the following topics or others you may suggest:
- Banking 101. Get a basic understanding of the banking industry, learn about different types of banking products and how to maintain a checking account
- Banking in the United States. Learn about the United States banking system and its bank regulations, the different types of accounts a typical U.S. bank offers, such as checking, savings, money markets, and certificates of deposits. This seminar also explains how to use an ATM or check card, how to process wire transfers, how to use online banking, write a check, fill out a bank transaction ticket, how to balance a check register and how to endorse checks.
- Identity Theft. Learn the latest statistics and understand the different types of identity theft that occur, and get practical tips on how to prevent identity theft and what to do if you are a victim
- Money Management. Learn basic banking terms and how to address and resolve problems that may arise with banking products. Understand the importance of maintaining a budget to avoid debt and establishing credit history.
To schedule, request, or suggest a program, contact i-card Programs.
The TCF Bank partnership benefits students and the University
Through the University's exclusive partnership with TCF Bank to offer optional student checking accounts linked to the i-card, the University receives financial support in the form of annual student scholarships, program marketing support, revenue for each account opened, reimbursement for i-card supplies, furniture for ID Centers, branch rent and other compensation. Students are not required to open an account with TCF Bank and they do not need to have a TCF Bank account in order to use their i-card for other card-authorized services, such as meal plans, on-campus debit accounts, door access, library services, and fee-based services like recreation centers. The University partnership with TCF Bank was formed after a competitive selection process. Questions about the University's partnership with TCF Bank may be directed to the i-card Programs Office at 217-265-6464 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the TCF Bank partnership, contact i-card Programs. You may also view a PDF press release about the TCF Bank partnership.