Student-friendly checking. Easy access. Great perks.

At Purdue Federal, we love making everyday life a little easier for busy students. That’s why our student checking account offers excellent perks, like zero monthly fees, 24/7 digital banking, a customized debit card and plenty of other features designed to help you stick with smart spending habits. Plus, we help students get on track and stay there with free resources, seminars and financial counseling through The Financial Vine.

Checking Benefits


Debit Cards

  • Make purchases online or at millions of stores worldwide that display the Visa logo
  • Link debit card to your smartphone with digital wallet and make one-tap payments with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay or Visa SRC
  • Earn $5 a month just by using your Visa Debit Card with My Member Perks
  • An exclusive Ivy Tech card design


What you need to open your account:

  • Unexpired government-issued ID
  • Ivy Tech Student ID
  • $25 minimum deposit
  • Social Security Number
  • Primary Savings Account

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

Ratings & Reviews

87% of members recommend this product.

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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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Would recommend to a friend

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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Ivy Tech Student Visa® Credit Cards

Cover college costs and life expenses with a card that features a low, fixed interest rate and cash-back opportunities.

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