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.


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

Chase Bank
10999 IH–10 West, Suite #100
San Antonio, Texas 78230

Bank of America
5403 DeZavala Road
San Antonio, Texas 78249

BBVA Compass
15900 West Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78256

15900 La Cantera Parkway, Building 18
San Antonio, Texas 78256

IBC Bank (Located Downtown)
130 East Travis Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

IBC Bank
15900 West Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78256

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU)
9253 North Loop 1604 West (off Bandera Road)
San Antonio, Texas 78249

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

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