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International Students and Scholars

Bank Accounts

One of the things you will want to do soon after arriving on campus is to open a bank account, usually a “checking account” or a “savings account.” Below is a list of information you will need to speed the process of opening an account. This information is based on the requirements for the banks located nearest the Lewis & Clark campus.

Wells Fargo Bank
7615 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503- 225-3151

U.S. Bank
7300 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503-275-6504

Bank of America
Hillsdale Branch
6309 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: 503-275-1335

OnPoint Community Credit Union
Kruse Meadows Branch
6300 SW Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
TEL: 503-228-7077

Chase Bank
7405 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
TEL: 503-231-4546

At the Bank, You Will Need

  1. Your full name, home address, home telephone number, your campus telephone number, and your college address. (Your campus box number will be given to you before or soon after your arrival).
  2. Two pieces of identification. Acceptable IDs include: your passport, your Lewis & Clark ID card, birth certificate (acceptable at some banks), Oregon driver’s license, or a letter from International Students and Scholars.
  3. A letter from your home bank confirming that you have a good banking history. (Most of the banks above will not require this letter in order to open a new account for a student).
  4. Your mother’s maiden name.

More Info

In order to open an account, your funds must be in cash, in travelers checks, or in the form of a check that is payable through a U.S. bank.

For your convenience, after you have opened a local account, Student and Departmental Account Services will cash your personal check up to $25 if you present a valid Lewis & Clark ID card.

If you have any questions regarding banking, please feel free to contact International Student Services at (503) 768-7305.