Protect your money – Open a Bank Account
To keep your money safe, you should open a bank account (checking or savings account). Search different bank branches in the area to find “Free Students Accounts.”
DO NOT KEEP large sums of cash on your person or at your apartment.
If you receive a debit card when opening a bank account, do not give your PIN (personal identification number) to anyone, and keep your card in a safe place with you at all times!
Keep your documents safe
For identification purposes, you must have your passport or other photo id with you at all times.
Never give your passport or documents to anyone (such as a landlord or employer) to keep. It is illegal for anyone to take your passport or documents from you for any reason.
Make a copy of your passport and documents and keep the copies in a safe place.