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Student Government Association hosts University of Monterrey

By Jesus Chavez
Public Affairs Specialist

Representatives from the University of Monterrey student council recently visited The University of Texas at San Antonio to meet with the UTSA Student Government Association to learn about SGA's process.

The meet-and-greet started...

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Money and Banking

Currency Exchange

You will not find a currency exchange at the airport.
You must go to local banks to exchange money; however, not all banks will change money for you.

Here is a list of some banks that will exchange currency:
Bank of America: For account holders only.
Chase Bank: For account holders only.
Citibank: For account holders only.
IBC  Will only exchange Mexican Pesos and Euros.

Banking

You also will want to establish an account at a local bank. This will allow for an easy transfer of funds and access to a checking account/debit card.
Banks will allow international students to open an account as long as they can provide two forms of ID. Valid ID includes:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Credit card
  • Drivers license (U.S. or international)
  • Your student ID.

You should not need a Social Security number to open a bank account.


In order to transfer money into your bank account, you should contact the bank to discuss wire transfer options. There is a small charge to have money wired into your account.

There are many options available:

San Antonio Credit Union (SACU)
12840 IH–10 West & DeZavala Road, Suite #102
San, Antonio, Texas 78230
1-800-234-7228 or 210-258-1234
E-mail: sacu@sacu.com
www.sacu.com

Chase Bank
10999 IH–10 West, Suite #100
San Antonio, Texas 78230
210-691-8200
www.chase.com

Bank of America
5403 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, Texas 78249
210-561-3350
www.bankofamerica.com

BBVA Compass
15900 West Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78256
210-641-0013
www.bbvacompass.com

Citibank
15900 La Cantera Parkway, Building 18
San Antonio, Texas 78256
1-800-627-3999
www.citibank.com

IBC Bank (Located Downtown)
130 East Travis Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-518-2500
www.ibc.com

IBC Bank
15900 West Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78256
210-354-6934
www.ibc.com

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU)
9253 North Loop 1604 West (off Bandera Road)
San Antonio, Texas 78249
210-476-4000
www.ssfcu.org


Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU)
12707 IH–10 West (off DeZavala Road)
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Telephone: 210-476-4000
www.ssfcu.org

San Antonio Credit Union has ATM (automated teller machines) located throughout campus.