Students’ Rewards Checking

Student Checking Account

Are you a student ready to take charge of your finances? Then our Rewards Checking Account is the perfect checking account for students just like you! It’s not just a regular account – it’s a way to earn cashback while managing your finances wisely and independently.

Earn $0.10 cashback with every debit card purchase over $10.00.(1)

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Discover the perks of beginning your financial journey with a Rewards Checking Account:

Cashback on Your Spending

Imagine getting paid every time you use your debit card for purchases over $10.00(1). With Rewards Checking, you’ll earn $0.10 cashback for every qualifying transaction. So, whether it’s grabbing your favorite snacks or buying study materials, you’ll be earning a little extra with every swipe!

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Get Your Money Faster

Waiting for your hard-earned money can be frustrating. But with Rewards Checking, you can receive your direct deposit funds up to three days earlier through Accelerate(2) by SouthEast Bank. No extra steps needed – it’s automatic and hassle-free.

Easy Account Opening

Starting your financial journey doesn’t have to be hard. You can open a Rewards Checking account online in just a few minutes, and all it takes is a minimum deposit of $50.

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No Sneaky Monthly Service Fees

Monthly service fees? Not for you! As long as you’re enrolled in eStatements and make at least one debit transaction per month, you’re good to go.

But that’s not all! When you choose SouthEast Bank for your checking account as a student, you’re in for even more benefits:

Access Your Money Anywhere

With over 55,000 AllPoint Network ATMs, your money is always within reach, no matter where you are.

Tap & Go™ with Contactless Payments

Your debit card comes with Tap & Go™ contactless payments. Just tap to pay, and you’re good to go – no need to insert your card or enter a PIN.

Banking at Your Fingertips

Manage your money online and on-the-go with online banking and the SouthEast Bank app. Deposit checks, transfer funds, track your spending, and more – all from your device.

Fraud Protection

Your security matters. Enjoy 24/7 fraud protection and text alerts with SouthEast Verifi Fraud Protection.

Your Money is Safe

Rest easy knowing your funds are secure. SouthEast Bank is FDIC-insured, so your money is protected.

Extra Support When You Need It

Extended Customer Care Hours mean you can get the help you need, when you need it. Your local bank is here to support you.

Rewards Checking

Open Online or In-Branch

Start your journey to financial independence today with Rewards Checking from SouthEast Bank. It’s not just a checking account; it’s your first step towards a financially savvy future. Open your account as a student, embrace the perks, and make SouthEast Bank your financial partner as you begin your banking adventure!

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Bonus Rate Checking

Earn over 57x the national average for checking(3) by meeting requirements.

  • Earn up to 4.01% APY* on balances up to $20,000(4)
  • Pair with Bonus Rate Savings(5) and earn up to 2.01% APY* on savings balances up to $10,000

Premium Interest Checking

This account is best for earning interest on larger account balances.(6)

  • Earn more as your balance grows with tiered interest rates
  • Enjoy unlimited check writing

Bonus Rate Savings

Best for frequent debit card users who want to earn up to 4x the national average for interest-bearing savings.(7)

  • Earn up to 2.01% APY* on balances up to $10,000
  • Enable Round Up Savings(8) automatic next-dollar deposits
  • $50 minimum to open
  • No monthly service fee

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield.