where to find a bank
We strongly recommend that students do not carry large amounts of cash at any time. Opening a bank account is the safest way to keep your money safe and directly transfer funds to/from your home country. Present your passport and Form I-20 to open a bank account.
bank of hawaii (BOH)
central pacific bank (CPB)
First hawaiian bank (FHB)
- Monthly statement fee is waived at all banks if enrolled in free online banking.
- Withdrawal for payments is limited to 6 times/month for all savings accounts. However, withdrawal is unlimited for walk-in customers.
- To open an account, take your passport. CPB requires letter from student stating address.
- Check with bank for wire transfer fees.