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TCF U Card Student Checking Account Next Steps

Thank you for choosing to bank with TCF Bank! The following steps outline what you need to do to activate your checking account and familiarize yourself with using it. There's a lot you will have to do before classes begin, so take some time now to ensure your account is ready when you need it.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Sweatshirt

Get your free UMN sweatshirt.

Visit TCF Bank inside our Dinkytown branch or Coffman Memorial Union to receive your FREE U of M sweatshirt. Bring your deposit of at least $25 (if you haven't already made an opening deposit) to receive your sweatshirt on the spot. Be sure to bring your photo ID or account number and your sweatshirt coupon.

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TCF Online and Mobile Banking

Enroll in digital banking


Use your PIN, which you created on campus or which came in the mail, to enroll in digital banking. Once you’re enrolled, download the new TCF Bank mobile app for your mobile device and deposit checks, check your account balance, pay tuition or rent and much more.

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Card Activation

Activate your TCF Debit Card.


Once you receive your TCF Debit Card, follow the instructions on the card to activate. Use your new TCF Debit Card everywhere Visa® is accepted and at ATMs.

setup direct deposit

Set up direct deposit for financial aid or payroll.


For payroll direct deposit, contact your employer’s HR office and request the form. For financial aid, visit the One Stop Office in the Science Teaching and Student Services building, or visit umn.edu and log in to your student account - the link is located under Quick Links. You will need your checking account number and TCF Bank’s ABA routing number, 291070001.

Financial education

Complete TCF Bank's free online Financial Education course.


Enhance your money management skills in college and beyond.


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