When considering which bank to use in NYC, students (and parents) should think about banks that are located in their hometown first and then close to where their student will be living while at NYU. Most major banks have branches throughout the boroughs which will be the most convenient in the long run. Also, a bank in the student's hometown and in the New York City area allows even more convenience for parents to make deposits and assist with transactions when the student returns home during the summer and holidays.

Most banks offer free or low fee checking to students with an NYU ID Card or Admissions Acceptance Letter.

Emergency Check Cashing

The Student Link Center offers an emergency personal check cashing service to NYU students enrolled in credit courses. This service is not available to SPS Non-Credit students The following check cashing policies apply:

  • Personal checks of up to $50.00 per day may be cashed at the Student Link Center located at 383 Lafayette Street. A valid New York University I.D. card must be presented at the cashier's window.
  • If a check is returned, the student will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee and will be prevented from cashing future personal checks.

Local Banks

For branch and ATM locations, please click on the following bank links and enter either an address or zip code. NYU buildings are located primarily within the 10012 and 10003 zip codes in Manhattan or 11201 in Brooklyn:

You can also do a Google search of businesses by bank name or zip code for banks within a certain area.

Financial Education

At New York University, we want our community to feel empowered to make sound financial decisions. NYU Financial Education is committed to providing a variety of resources to help current and prospective students expand their skills and knowledge of personal finance and empower them to effectively manage their finances every day.

StudentLink Center

Looking for additional assistance? The StudentLink Center is NYU's approach to student services. Counselors are professionals, crossed-trained in Registrar, Financial Aid, Financial Education, Bursar, and international student services.  


NYU Credit Union

The New York University Credit Union (NYU FCU) is a not-for-profit financial institution that was established in 1982 to serve the New York University community. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their family members are all eligible to become members. All that’s required to establish membership is $50 in a Share Savings account.

ATM Machine

Note: The banking information provided on this page is intended to assist students with resources and information. NYU does not have an affiliation with any of the external websites for which links are provided, nor specifically endorses any credit, banking, or other financial products.