Information on Banking Options for Members of the Penn Community

All members of the Penn community have the option to choose any bank they wish — there is no requirement by the University that students, faculty, or staff bank at any particular financial institution.  There are several banks on or near Penn’s campus and throughout the city that you may wish to consider. For students, additional information on banking options can be found at the Student Registration & Financial Services web site.

Penn has special relationships with two institutions: PNC Bank and the Student Federal Credit Union at the University of Pennsylvania (SFCU). In addition to the services and products offered by each of these providers, account holders can link their university ID (PennCard) to their checking or savings accounts for the added convenience of using the PennCard as an ATM or debit card.

Banking Relationship Disclosures

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education's guidelines, Penn makes information on its marketing relationships with financial institutions publically available.

About PNC Bank

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PNC Bank offers an array of choices to Penn students, faculty, and staff. In exchange for the opportunity to promote its programs to the University Community, PNC provides Penn with financial contributions that Penn uses to sustain important student programs and other University initiatives.

Visit a PNC representative at the PNC information desk located in the PennCard Center (2nd floor of the Penn Bookstore), call 215-573-5146, or go to

About SFCU

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The Student Federal Credit Union at the University of Pennsylvania provides competitive full-service banking to all Penn students and alumni. It is the first and only student-run credit union in the Ivy League, and exclusively serves the community of the University of Pennsylvania. It is fully backed by the National Credit Union Administration and all member accounts are insured up to $250,000. Contact member services at 215-222-2604, or visit

We care about your experience

Please know all matters related to your account are serviced by the respective financial institution that you have chosen and Penn does not have access to your individual account information. As such, if you have specific issues with your account, you should contact either PNC or SFCU directly. If, however, you would like to provide feedback about your experience (suggestions, compliments, concerns), you can use the Business Services Feedback Form to submit your comments by  selecting “Banking Relationships” in the Department Field.