There are many local banks to do business with in Austin and you may want to locate a branch near your home or campus. All students may open accounts at the University Federal Credit Union which also offers loans to students.
If you are employed at the university or receive other payments through Student Financial Services you may prefer to use direct deposit with your bank or credit union. You can set up direct deposit within UTDirect.
The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) administers Bevonomics, a personal money management education program for students at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bevonomics program provides information and resources, which empower students to make financially responsible decisions. Bevonomics workshops help increase awareness of consumer debt while expanding the knowledge and importance of daily money management. View their Web site and check their calendar of events for these free classes.