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Your Bank on Campus
Congratulations on becoming a Hawkeye!
As you arrive at the beautiful University of Iowa campus, we’d love to welcome you to Hills Bank. With three convenient locations around downtown Iowa City – including one in the Iowa Memorial Union – you’re never far from your money. And as the only bank on campus, we offer some exclusive perks for students like you.
Five reasons why you need a local bank:
1. It’s a safe place to store cash tips (because under your bed isn’t safe or secure)!
2. If your debit card is lost or stolen, you’ll be able to turn it off immediately to prevent fraud.
3. In the event of fraud, you can immediately talk with a real person – either by stopping in to a location or by getting in touch through the HERE by Hills Bank app.
4. You’ll have access to emergency cash, with more than 20 ATMs around campus.
5. Your parents won’t have any trouble getting money to you, with same-day payment delivery through Xpress Transfer.
Free UI Student Checking Account
A simple, convenient account for any Hawkeye student.Learn More
Designed for University of Iowa students:
Free UI Student Checking Account:
- No minimum to open
- No monthly service fee
- No annual fee debit card with Apple Pay and Samsung Pay capabilities
- Free personalization of your debit or credit card - make your card picture perfect by choosing your own image or picking from our gallery.
- Free statement alerts and notices – paper statement or eStatement 20 free checks upon account opening
- When no longer a University of Iowa student, the account converts to Free Checking
- Open a UI Student Checking Account with this coupon and receive a $25 bonus*
Hills Bank Online
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An easy, secure, no-cost way for parents to transfer money to the student’s account anytime.Learn More
The information you’ll need to fund your student’s account is found at the bottom of your check: the routing number and account number of the financial institution from which the funds will be transferred.
Xpress Transfer requests must be submitted before 3:00 pm Monday through Friday in order to be processed in the same business day, and those funds will be available by 10:00 pm. Requests submitted after 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, on weekends, or bank holidays will be processed the next business day.\
19 Convenient LocationsLearn More
MoneyPass ATM Network
Unlimited free ATM transactions. The owner of a non-Hills Bank ATM may surcharge, but that's their fee, not ours.Learn More
MoneyPass ATM Network
Hills Bank has 25 ATMs on or near the University of Iowa Campus, over 90 ATMs througout the community, and access to thousands of ATMs nationwide through the MoneyPass® ATM Network.
The owner of a non-Hills Bank ATM may surcharge, but that's their fee, not ours.