Bank Smart from the Start

It’s College Month all September long at Suncoast! We’re offering free events, fun giveaways, and free membership to college students* to help our leaders of tomorrow save their hard-earned money today!

Bank Smart From The Start

Join Suncoast for Free

All September long, college students can join Suncoast for FREE! *

Simply open an account in a branch or at one of our in-person college month events using a .edu email address and we will pay the $5 account opening minimum. *

Come See Us on Campus

Check us out as we hit the town to bring fun, financial resources to college campuses and student hangouts near you. Enjoy food, freebies, and photo ops, plus you can open your account for free on the spot!

September 6th 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus

September 13th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus

September 22nd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bingo, Budgets, & Brews at Coppertail Brewery

September 26th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pasco Hernando State College, New Port Richey Campus

September 29th 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Florida Southwestern State College, Suncoast Credit Union Arena

Can’t Join Us in Person? Sign Up for a Free Financial Webinar

Even if you can’t make it to one of our events, we’ve got you covered! Sign up for one of our free financial webinars:

Psychology of Spending Webinar

September 8th 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We all have a “money personality” and it has a major impact on our attitudes, relationship with money, and spending habits. Understanding your money personality can help you make smart financial decisions. This workshop will teach strategies and tactics to decode personality types to gain control over finances.

Breezing through the Holidays Webinar

September 22nd 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year,” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

Benefits of Banking Smart from the Start

Students are usually on a tight budget, so fees are a deal breaker! We help you keep your money in your checking account with features like:

No monthly fees or activation fees**

Overdraft protection options to protect your account

Online and mobile banking so you can bank anytime, anywhere

Free access to your money from anywhere through our network of over 30,000 ATMs§

Suncoast donates to your community through the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation every time you use your debit card

* Participants must be currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year technical college/university in the SCU footprint and use a .edu email address to get the $5 account opening minimum paid for. $5 will be reimbursed after account is open at a branch, unless account is opened at listed in person event, where membership minimum will be waived by Suncoast employees assisting on site.

** All fees are set forth in the Fee Schedule and subject to change at any time except as prohibited by applicable laws or regulations.

§ No ATM fees from Suncoast ATMs, Publix Presto ATMs or within the CO-OP Network. Please note that should you overdraw your account, there is a fee for insufficient funds that are both Paid Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) and/or Check/ACH debit return unpaid Items. See Fee Schedule for details. Free use of 64 ATMs at select McDonald’s® franchises in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk counties.