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Have you outgrown your piggy bank? Designed for money-savvy teens and young adults between 10 – 20, the Absolutely Free Student Checking account is a great first step towards financial independence.

Overview

Who needs a checking account when you have a debit card. . .

You’re right, who needs checks anymore – all you need is a debit card and mobile banking, and you’re good. Oh, and no monthly service fee, no minimum balance requirement, rewards when you use your debit card and just $25 to get you started. (If you ever need those things called checks, just ask.)

Free text banking
Debit Card Rewards & New! Bonus Bucks
Mobile deposit

Get $25 Cash!

Once you open a new student checking, just use your debit card for 5 purchases, and we'll give you $25.1 It's that easy! Ready to get started? Open an account online (if between the ages of 16-20) or visit a branch.

Available for individuals 10-20 years old. See below for forms of ID required to open a student checking account.2

Bonus Bucks

More money for free? Absolutely!  We'll give you $1 each time you use your debit card 20 times.4

Debit Card Rewards

In addition to Bonus Bucks, you are able to earn  cash back rewards on  your purchases!  Find out more about how the Rewards for You program works.

Exclusive Giveaways

Like to win prizes? Of course, who doesn't! As an Absolutely Free Student Checking account holder, you are automatically entered to win one of the following prizes:

May - Sunglass Hut - 4 winners
June - Fun Spot - 4 winners
July - Florida-Georgia Line concert tickets - 10 winners 
August - Old Navy - 4 winners
September - Dick's Sporting Goods - 4 winners
View giveaway rules

 


Features

Extras you'll love!

Details & Fees

No hidden gotchas.

Name Fee
Monthly Maintenance Fee3 $0
Minimum to Open $25 plus a $5 deposit is required for membership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.
Minimum Account Balance $0
ATM Transactions Free at MIDFLORIDA branches and Publix Presto! ATMs
Debit Card Transaction Fee $0
Bill Pay Free (available at age 18)
Check Advance Not available
Checks Free standard starter checks. No per check fee.
Cashier’s Checks $5 per cashier check
Statement Options eStatements are free with extended eStatement archival for 5 years. Paper statements are available for $2 per month.
Dividends 0.00% APR
Safe Deposit Box Rental Available for rent with Absolutely Free Student Checking at 18 years old.

ONLINE BANKING

Check in with your account anytime

We make it easy to keep up with your money the way you want.
When you sign up for Online Banking, you'll have access to multiple features, including mobile banking, text banking and account alerts.
Notices & Disclosures
1
Offer valid as of January 1, 2019, and may be canceled at any time without notice. Promotion applies to new Absolutely Free Student Checking accounts. Anyone who has held a checking account with MIDFLORIDA in the past year will not qualify for the $25 incentive. No dividends are paid on Absolutely Free Student Checking. Annual Percentage Yield is 0.00%. A $5 deposit is required for membership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and a minimum deposit of $25 is required to open the Absolutely Free Student Checking Account. To receive the $25 incentive, you must complete five debit card purchase transactions within the first 45 days. If the qualifications are met, the $25 will be deposited into the account on the 46th day and will be reported to the IRS. See associate for details regarding terms and fees.
2
The Absolutely Free Student Checking account is designed for individual MIDFLORIDA members 10-20 years old. Accepted forms of identification for new account: Teens 10-16 years old with a parent or guardian as a joint owner can use a valid current school ID (not adequate to request a debit card), Florida ID, Military ID, Passport, and the parent or guardian must have a valid Florida driver's license or Florida ID; youth 16-20 without a parent or guardian as a joint owner can use a Florida driver's license or Florida ID.
3
Standard fees such as Non-Sufficient Funds do apply, but are much lower than many banks. Please view our full  fee schedule. Fees subject to change.
4
Bonus bucks are awarded only to members with Absolutely Free Student Checking accounts. To receive Bonus Bucks, you must complete 20 debit card purchase transactions over $5 within a rolling 90-day period. Each time the qualifications are met, $1 will be deposited into the account.