Below is a listing of commonly requested resources for banking, public transportation, living off campus, and more.

Banking in New York City

When considering which bank to use in NYC, students (and parents) might think about banks that are located in their hometown first and then close to where they will be living while at NYU. As students will change residences each year, a bank that has multiple locations in the city will be the most convenient in the long run. Also, a bank in the student's hometown and in New York City allows even more access in conducting banking transactions during summer and holidays.

Almost all banks offer free checking to students with an NYU ID Card or Admissions Acceptance Letter.  For branch and ATM locations, please click on the  bank links below and enter either an address or zip code. NYU buildings are located primarily within the 10012 and 10003 zip codes.


  • NYU Federal Credit Union
  • Apple Bank for Savings
  • Bank of America
  • CapitalOne
  • Citibank
  • Chase
  • HSBC
  • Santander Bank
  • TD Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Valley National Bank
  • Wells Fargo


The majority of the NYU Community commutes to work or class using public transportation as it is the fastest and most efficient way to get around. Below are links to commonly used transportation websites:


New Jersey Transit: NJ TRANSIT (not NYU) offers students who are Enrolled-Full-Time (as verified through Albert under the Academic Load field) a 25% discount for bus, rail, or light rail monthly passes. This is an auto-subscription program, each month you will get a new pass unless you cancel or suspend your account. There is a $3 processing fee each month for the program.

To access the NJ Transit discount portal, eligible students will see the NJ Transit portal under the NYU Life tab or the Channels option through NYU Home:  Note that you must sign up by the tenth of the month to receive a pass for the following month.

NJ Transit Discount for Military Personnel and Their Dependents:  All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.


Metropolitan Transit Authority: Although student discounts are not available for MTA subway and bus users, you can save money based on what you purchase.  

Amtrak: Discounts are available for students who have a Student Advantage Card, an International Student Identification Card, are active US Military personnel, or AAA members. 

MetroNorth and the Long Island Rail Road:  Provides discounts based on the type of pass or tickets purchased.  Visit their respective pages for more information about the discounts.

For your convenience, the Student Resource Center has compiled these resources as a starting point for your research. NYU does not have any relationship with these companies, unless otherwise noted, and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

If you have comments about any of the vendors listed, or suggestions for new vendors, please let us know.