International Student Banking

Soon after your arrival in Baltimore, you should open a bank account.

There are many local banks to choose from including:
To open an account you will need:
  • Your passport
  • Another form of identification, such as your CCBC student ID card
  • A U.S. address
  • Money to deposit, either in the form of cash, check or traveler’s checks
If you bring a cashier’s check or a bank draft to open an account, it may take a week or more for your check to clear. This means you will not have access to that money until then. If you deposit traveler’s checks or cash to open a bank account, you will have access to your money immediately.