Your First Class Introduction to College Banking 101

It’s that time of year when summer is coming to an end and the beginning of another school year is quickly closing in. Whether you’re a returning college student or a first-year freshman, there are a lot of things you need to do before the semester starts.

Choosing a college or university can be a difficult decision, as many factors will come into play. With the expenses you will incur while away at school, having access to cash is a must. Plus, the process to obtain your money should be as easy as possible for your on-the-go lifestyle.

Student Checking

Opening a student checking account is a practical solution for clients who are between the ages of 16 and 24. Opening this account offers a wide variety of benefits including your first order of checks at a discounted rate, eBanking, mobile banking, free eStatements, free bill pay, and much more.

For more information on terms/charges and features/benefits, please visit checking account options.


Secure eBanking is a great option if you like the ability to bank from anywhere, at any time, from your mobile device or home computer. Some of the features eBanking provides includes 1) allowing you to view your account transactions, 2) sending money to a friend’s cell phone, email, bank account, or PayPal account, and 3) viewing or saving your online statements.

For more information on additional features and pay options, please visit eBanking.

Mobile Banking

Mobile Banking is an attractive solution if there isn’t a branch near you, or if you simply don’t have the time to make a trip to the bank. If you need to transfer money into a different account or pay a bill, the First Bank on the Go mobile banking app has you covered.

Here are some additional features for your convenience:

Ability to check account balances
View your account history and pending transactions
View images of your cleared checks
Ability to add a payee or view/cancel current pending payments
Ability to deposit checks with Mobile Deposit
Ability to send money to a friend with Pay People
The First Bank On The Go app is available for FREE download on iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Android Tablets. If you don’t want to use the app, no problem! As long as you have an Internet-enabled device, you will still have access to mobile banking.

Genesis Debit Card

The Genesis Debit Card is an ideal option for students and parents. This card allows parents to open a joint checking account with their child and offers the child their own debit card. A daily limit is put into place to help maintain the child’s spending habits. Features include transferring money directly from your personal checking account into your child’s checking account and email or text message notifications alerting you if the account falls below a specified threshold.

Alongside First Bank On The Go mobile banking app, First Bank also offers FREE Apple Pay®. Don’t worry, your card details are never shared nor are they stored on your device. Focused on privacy and safety, Apple Pay® through the app can be used on your iPhone®, Apple Watch®, or iPad®.

First Bank’s convenient eBanking, Mobile Banking, and secure Debit Card products makes it easy and convenient to bank from wherever you are, even while you’re on the go!