Students, it's easy to get the bonus

Open a qualifying checking account by September 30, 2020, then do one of the following:

Get $100

You can get $100 when you receive 1 qualifying deposit of $250 or more by November 30, 2020.*

 

OR

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Earn $50

Get $50 when you make 10 qualifying debit card purchases of $10 or more by November 30, 2020.*
You don't have to do both to get the cash bonus. If conditions are met, you will receive the $100 bonus!

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For accounts opened online, qualifying checking accounts are Online Checking and Easy Checking. Accounts opened online must be opened by clicking Open Now on this page. 
Applicant must select “Student” as occupation designation.

For accounts opened in branch or by calling 1-844-BBVA USA, qualifying checking accounts are BBVA Premium Checking, BBVA Convenience Checking (only available in CA and FL), Free Checking and Easy Checking. Open with STUDNT20 promo code and student designation.

If qualifications are met, you will receive your bonus by February 28, 2021.

If you're opening a new account, please print, review and save this page for your records.

BBVA student banking includes Online Checking with:


What is needed to open a student bank account

If applying online:

  • Some form of ID is required, driver’s license, passport, or state issued ID with photo are all valid. A college or university ID cannot be used to open a BBVA account.
  • Social Security number
  • Contact information
  • You will also need a $25 minimum opening deposit. You can use a current account from another bank, credit or debit card, or an existing BBVA account to make the deposit. 
  • You cannot open a BBVA account online if you are a minor or a non-U.S. citizen

If applying at a branch:

  • One form of ID, choose from a driver’s license, passport, or other state issued ID with photo 
  • Social Security Card or Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Contact information
  • You will also need a $25 minimum opening deposit. You can use a current account from another bank, credit or debit card, or an existing BBVA account to make the deposit. 

If student is not a U.S. citizen, visit a branch with the following information:

  • Passport

The BBVA Online Checking Account is available to anyone over the age of 18 (19 in Alabama).

Details you need to make a smart decision

Checking accounts are subject to approval, which may include credit approval.  $25 minimum opening deposit required.  Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for each product or service for additional details.  Additional terms and miscellaneous fees may apply.  Products, features and benefits offered with accounts are subject to change at any time.  BBVA checking accounts with a minor account holder must be originated in branch and jointly owned with an adult over the age of 18 or over the age of 19 in Alabama.  Minimum age for debit card issuance is 16 years old.

* Bonus Offer: To qualify for the bonus offer, you must open a qualifying checking account between July 1 and September 30, 2020.  Account must be opened with student occupation code (123).   

For accounts opened online, qualifying checking accounts are Online Checking and Easy Checking.  Accounts opened online must be opened by clicking Open Now on this page.  Applicant must select “Student” as occupation designation.

For accounts opened in branch or by calling 1-844-BBVA USA, qualifying checking accounts are BBVA Premium Checking, BBVA Convenience Checking (only available in CA and FL), Free Checking and Easy Checking.  Accounts opened in branch or via phone must be opened with STUDNT20 promo code.  Banker is responsible for adding valid promo code and student designation at account opening.

Then, meet either one of the following requirements.  Maximum bonus amount is $100. If both requirements are met, you will receive $100.  

$100 Bonus Amount: By November 30, 2020, receive one qualifying direct deposit of $250 or more.  A qualifying direct deposit is a recurring paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government. The following deposits are not qualifying direct deposits: interest payments or transfers from your investment accounts; payments received from payment apps such as PayPal, Venmo and other similar payment service providers; tax refunds or other one time payments from the government.

$50 Bonus Amount: By November 30, 2020, make ten (10) customer initiated monetary debit card transactions (excludes account transfers, ACH credits and ATM withdrawals) of at least $10 each.  Eligible customers initiated monetary transactions included but are not limited to PIN and signature based debit card transactions.

Additional Information: You must be a new BBVA consumer checking customer who has not had a BBVA consumer checking account open within the last 12 months or closed due to negative balance to be eligible for the bonus.  Account must be open and in good standing with a balance greater than or equal to $0.00 at the time of payment in order to receive the bonus.  You must be a new BBVA consumer checking customer who has not had a BBVA consumer checking account open within the last 12 months or closed due to negative balance to be eligible for the bonus. We reserve the right to detect the bonus amount if the account is closed within 12 months of opening.  Offer subject to change at any time without notice.

BBVA Workplace Solutions / BBVA For Your Cause clients are eligible for this offer.  BBVA employees are eligible for this offer.  

These bonuses are not combinable with other BBVA Direct Deposit or Debit Card Account cash bonus promotions, and you may not have received a Direct Deposit or Debit Card Account Bonus within the past 24 months.  BBVA may report the value of the bonus to the IRS as required by law.  Any client whose tax status would require BBVA to impose tax withholding of any sort will not be eligible for this bonus. 

1 With your BBVA Premium Checking, BBVA Convenience Checking, or BBVA Online Checking account, there will be no charge for use of an ATM in the Allpoint® network and participating 7-Eleven® locations, as long as you use the BBVA Debit Card issued in conjunction with one of these accounts.  ATM fees may apply to certain 7-Eleven locations in Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Alaska. All 7-Eleven ATMs with an FCTI contact sticker on the ATM are fee-free. If you feel you have been charged a surcharge in error at an Allpoint® or participating 7-Eleven® ATM, please call us at 1-844-BBVA USA.

2 Alerts may be delayed or may not always be available. Thus, your balance may not reflect all transactions.

Mobile Deposit is subject to eligibility and further review. Deposits are subject to verification and not available for immediate withdrawal. Deposit limits and other restrictions apply. See Terms of Use for details, including information on funds availability. Mobile Deposit® is a registered trademark of Mitek Systems, Inc.

To use Simple Cash Back℠, customer must have a consumer BBVA debit card or credit card and be registered for Online or Mobile Banking. Eligible customers are enrolled in Simple Cash Back automatically, and offers will appear within Online and Mobile Banking.