Macalester can do direct deposit for student payroll to banks in the United States; some banks accept deposits via smartphones. There are many options. Because most local businesses accept debit or credit cards, some students keep previously held accounts, use this option, and get cash back when making purchases in order to have some money on hand. There are two Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the lower level of the Campus Center: University Bank and U.S. Bank. Fees for transactions at these ATMs will vary.

Detailed information about area banks is available on the orientation website.