A taste of freedom with a debit card

It’s never too early to learn the basics of financial wellness. High schoolers with a student checking account can get a high school debit card to learn responsibility, spend earnings from a part-time job, and build their first budget.

High School Debit Card Benefits

  • Student-designed debit cards for each high school
  • Overdraft protection
  • Purdue Federal locations in Lafayette Jeff High School and Harrison High School
  • Opportunities for learning to budget and manage money before ever leaving home


What you need to open a student checking account and get a high school debit card:

  • Social Security card, birth certificate or unexpired government-issued ID for minor
  • $5 minimum savings deposit 
  • $25 opening checking deposit
  • Social Security Number
  • Primary Savings Account
  • Must have an adult as joint on the account if aged 17 or under. Adult must present an unexpired government-issued ID as well.
  • When a debit card is issued, a parent-acknowledgement form is also required.
  • High school debit card designs are only available to be selected and printed at one of our branches.


Purdue Federal Credit Union serves members worldwide and operates branches throughout Greater Lafayette, Crown Point and La Porte, Indiana.

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Would recommend to a friend

I've had my Student Checking since I started my first job back in 2006. Purdue Federal Credit Union's staff are always helpful if I have any questions about my Student Checking Account. It is great that I can do all of my banking needs either online or at a branch, so I know that my questions will always be answered. Finally, with the great service that Purdue Federal provides their members, you can't go wrong with a FREE Checking Account.Read More
Written on 7/11/2012 by Elise
Member since 1993 | Lafayette, IN
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Couldn't be happier with my choice for PEFCU! Have never had a problem. My friends are always trying to get to a bank over in Lafayette or a credit union back at home. I can do everything I need online and on campus. Even when I'm off campus I can easily put more money in my account with UDeposit!Read More
Written on 7/19/2012 by Happy_Student
Member since 2010 | Fort Wayne, IN
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