Student Checking & Products Overview

Check your balance and make transactions on the go. Sign up for a Fifth Third Essential Checking Account for Students and receive these benefits:

  • No minimum balance requirements and no monthly service charges.1
  • Five free non-Fifth Third ATM transactions each month.1
  • Free e-mail and mobile alerts for parents and students.2
  • Bank on the go with Mobile Banking. View balances, transfer funds, pay bills and receive text message account alerts, all at 53.com.3,4
  • Enjoy the hassle-free convenience of paying bills online. Visit 53.com/billpayment for additional information.4
  • Savings account with monthly service charges waived.5

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Fees and Disclosures
  1. The discount will expire December 31st the year the customer turns 23. If necessary, it can be extended for one year at a time upon verification of student status.
  2. Fifth Third will not assess a fee for up to FIVE (5) non-Fifth Third ATM transactions per month. (Please note: Other ATM owners may still assess their usage fee. Fees for non-Fifth Third transactions in excess of 5 per statement are $2.00 per transaction.)
  3. Mobile Internet data charges may apply as well as text messaging charges. Contact your mobile service provider for details
  4. Subject to Internet Banking terms and conditions.
  5. All owners on the savings accounts must also be listed as owners on the Fifth Third Essential Checking account. Accounts opened by a minor (under age 18) require a parent or guardian to be a joint owner of the account. As a joint owner, the parent or guardian remains liable to Fifth Third for any deficit or overdrafts on the account, regardless of whether the minor or parent/guardian caused the deficit/overdraft. This includes but is not limited to transactions using debit cards, ATM cards, checks, telephone banking, Internet banking and teller withdrawals.

A $50 minimum balance is required to open this account.


There's no better way to prepare for graduation day or a rainy day than by opening a savings account. With a Fifth Third Goal Setter Savings account, you save to reach your goal - a little at a time.

  • No minimum balance requirements and waived monthly service charges.1
  • Set a goal for your savings plan and track your progress online.
    Goal Setter Savings Calculator
  • Earn a bonus once you reach your goal.2,3
  • Earn interest savings rates on all balances below $50,0002.
  • Reach your savings plan goals quicker using direct deposit or automatic transfers from your Fifth Third Essential Checking account with student discount to a Fifth Third Goal Setter Savings.3

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Fees and Disclosures
  1. $5 monthly service charge is automatically waived when one of the owners of the account is a minor or someone under the age of 18.
  2. This account earns interest. Please request a Rate Sheet for the interest rates and annual percentage yields. The Bank may change the interest rate and annual percentage yield (APY) at any time without notice. Your interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of non-cash items (for example, checks). Interest on your account will be compounded continuously and credited monthly. The Bank uses the daily balance method to calculate interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in your account each day. When your account is closed you will forfeit any accrued interest. Interest is paid only on balances below $50,000.
  3. Fifth Third Goal setter interest bonus: The interest bonus is a one-time credit to your account when you reach your savings goal – equal to the total amount of interest you've earned over the life of your account. The interest bonus is paid the day your statement cycles when your account has been opened for at least 185 days and you have reached your savings goal. You may choose a savings goal amount ranging from $500 to $25,000.

A $50 minimum balance is required to open this account.


Learn to use your credit card the right way with a Fifth Third Bank Platinum MasterCard®. Learn how to develop good credit habits, making it easier to meet your financial goals.

  • No annual fee1
  • Automatic savings at thousands of retailers.
  • Cell Phone Protection if your phone is accidentally damaged or stolen. Simply pay your wireless phone bill each month with your Fifth Third Bank Credit Card. For more details visit www.my53card.com/cellphone.
  • Free Internet Banking and Bill Payment.2

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Fees and Disclosures
  1. Other fees may still apply. Balance Transfer: greater of $5.00 or 4% of the total dollar amount transferred. Cash Advance: Either $5 or 4% of the amount of each Cash Advance, whichever is greater. International Transaction: 3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars.
  2. Subject to Internet Banking Terms and Conditions.


At Fifth Third Bank, we recognize how important it is to find the right funds at the right time for your education. That's why Fifth Third has developed a simple formula to make finding funds for college as easy as A-B-C.

The ABC's of Finding Funds

Always use free money first

Borrow responsively by exploring all funding option including Federal and private loans

Commit to manage your finances responsibly

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Fees and Disclosures

All loans are subject to credit review and approval.


Popmoney is a fast, simple and secure way to transfer money to other people. It's a new service that lets you "Pay Other People" (POP) anywhere, at any time, using only a recipient's email address, cell phone number, or bank account!

Use Popmoney to have your parents send you money, split the check from dinner, or even pay your rent. See how it works - visit 53.com/popmoney for additional information.

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Fifth Third Mobile Banking makes it easy to securely check your Fifth Third Bank account balances and transactions, locate Fifth Third branches and ATMS, pay bills and transfer funds—anytime, anyplace. Fifth Third Mobile Banking helps you to be smarter with your money and makes banking fit your lifestyle better.

Ready to get started? In order to access Fifth Third Mobile Banking, you must be a current Fifth Third Internet Banking user and have a mobile device that has a data plan. To log in from your mobile device, simply enter 53.com on your phone's browser, and then enter your Internet Banking User ID and password.

Have more questions? View the Mobile Banking demo or Frequently Asked Questions for complete instructions on how to get the most from Fifth Third Mobile Banking.*

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