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Jesus Figueroa Alcantar is leader in native community

By K.C. Gonzalez
Public Affairs Specialist

(July 9, 2014) -- Meet Jesus Figueroa Alcantar. He is the first student from Texas to participate in the Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP).  Read more.

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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.