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It is a good idea to open a bank account as soon as you can.  A bank account is required to conduct most business transactions in the U.S.  You will need a checking account to be able to pay bills, rent, deposits for housing etc.  Typically, to open a bank account you will need a social security number, but since you will not receive one for at least a month most banks will allow you to use your Vanderbilt ID.  Be sure to give your social security number to the bank as soon as you receive one.

When you go to open a checking account take the following items with you:

  • Home address
  • Student ID
  • Passport and I-20/DS-2019 or social security number and driver’s license

Banks in the Nashville Area:

*1624 21st Ave. S.
*3021 West End Ave.
*1200 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
*1600 Division St #100

Bank of America
*2121 Blakemore Ave.
*1634 Church Street

First Tennessee
*3011 West End Ave.
*4014 Hillsboro Rd
*511 Union Street

Truist Bank
*1026 17 Ave. S.
*1605 21st Ave. S.
*401 Commerce St.

ATM’s on campus: