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International Students and Scholars

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Better Banking for All Bruins

As the Official Banking Partner of the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, Wescom offers numerous benefits that provide value and convenience for international students and scholars.

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Here’s what you’ll need to open a Student Account:

  • IF AVAILABLE, please have your Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Foreign Taxpayer Identification Number (FTIN)
  • Bruin ID, in addition to a foreign passport or state ID
  • UCLA Letter of acceptance or UCLA I-20/DS-2019 form

Email uclabranch@wescom.org to open an account today. You can also visit us at any Wescom branch to open your account or, to learn more, call us at 1-888-8WESCOM (1-888-893-7266).

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Experience the Wescom Difference

  • FREE Checking1
  • Access to your direct deposit up to two days faster2
  • Cash when you need it through the CO-OP® network of fee-free ATMs3 (more than 30,000 located
    across the U.S. and Canada) — plus seven Wescom ATMs on campus!
  • On-campus branch to help serve all your banking—plus video and telephonic appointments available so you can meet from anywhere with your mobile device
  • Online and mobile banking so you can check balances, pay bills, deposit checks with SnapDeposit4, transfer funds, and more
  • Two International Incoming Wire Transfer fee waivers5

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Membership eligibility is required. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Southern California is eligible to open an account at Wescom. A $1 deposit to a Regular Savings Account is required. Certain conditions and restrictions apply. Ask for further details. A valid Tax Identification Number is required for all dividend-bearing accounts and loan products.

1 No paper statement fee with eStatements, and for Platinum Signature Members, Youth Accounts, Primary Account Holders age 60 and older, Fiduciary Accounts, and for the first 90 days for new accounts. The $5.00 fee will be assessed to your Regular Savings Account for printing and mailing a paper statement (monthly and quarterly).

2 Wescom will post your direct deposit when it is received, regardless of the settlement date. Early access to your direct deposit of funds is not guaranteed and is dependent on the timing of funding by the payer. Wescom does not control when the direct deposit is received.

3 Non-CO-OP or Non-Wescom ATM operators and institutions may charge an ATM usage fee.

4 Available to most Wescom members whose accounts are in good standing. SnapDeposit is automatically available to most accounts on the day after account opening. SnapDeposit may take up to one business day to post to your account. Wescom hold policies apply. Please refer to the About Your Credit Union Accounts disclosure for information on the Wescom funds availability policy. You will be notified by email if your SnapDeposit has been accepted, rejected, or placed on hold.

5 Two waivers for UCLA International Students on an annual basis. Some restrictions may apply.

Financial Education

Understanding all aspects of your financial life is key to making healthy financial decisions. Wescom offers financial education resources for all Bruins, which includes 25 free modules featuring interactive content to help prepare you for a successful financial future.

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