Contact Information

Office of International Law and Policy

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Room 320
Chicago, IL 60661
intllm@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5134
F: (312) 906-5355

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Banking Information for International Students

Banking Accounts

It is recommended that all students open a checking account with a US bank as personal checks are used in the US for many purposes, including payment of rent and utility bills and using a US bank issued ATM/debit card can speed transactions and save currency conversion withdrawal fees.

Below are three banks that most students choose because their banking centers are closely located to Chicago-Kent. You will also find information regarding opening accounts specific to each institution. For more information visit: http://www.iit.edu/~internat/updates%20and%20resources/resources.php

JP Morgan Chase Bank

550 W Adams Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 234-9866

Located across the street from the law school.

An ATM machine is located on the 2nd Floor in the law school. Depending on the type of account you open, Chase customers are not typically charged a fee for using this machine.

The following documents are needed to open an account at Chase:

  • Passport
  • Chicago-Kent Student ID
Citibank

222 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 551-3380

Located two blocks east of campus on Adams. Across from the Sears Tower.

The following documents are needed to open an account at Citibank:

  • Passport
  • Chicago-Kent Student ID and Class Schedule
  • Letter of Support (Available from Britney Macdonald)
  • Application Form
Harris Bank

111 W. Monroe St., #1200, Chicago, IL
(312) 461-2121

The following documents are needed to open an account at Harris Bank:

  • Chicago-Kent Student ID
  • Passport
  • Non-Resident Alien Customer Agreement Form (also known as W8-BEN Form).
  • This form can be picked up at a Harris Bank branch or downloaded from their website https://www4.harrisbank.com/secure

 

Credit Card Accounts

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Radio Shack

Card Type: Green Dot Prepaid MasterCard
www.radioshack.com/home/index.jsp?hmln=credit
Customer Service: (800) THE-SHACK - (800) 843-7422
Notes: SSN & credit check not required. Students can purchase prepaid cards online (debit card required) or at a Radio Shack retail store.

Western Union

Card Type: Western Union Prepaid MasterCard Card
Customer Service: (866) 813-4052
Notes: SSN & credit check not required. Students can purchase prepaid cards over the phone (debit card required) or at a Western Union store.

American Express

Card Type: American Express Gift Card, The TravelFunds® Card
www124.americanexpress.com/cards/selector/#prepaidCards
Customer Service: (800) 528-4800
Notes: SSN & credit check not required. Students can purchase prepaid cards online or over the phone. Students need to have a debit card to purchase a prepaid card.