There are several banks located throughout Pueblo. Opening a checking/savings account at any of these banks is recommended. There are “free” checking accounts available at most banks if requested, which means a minimum balance is not required and fees to maintain the account are minimal.
If possible, a credit card should be obtained in the student's home country before leaving for the USA. It may help to pay initial costs, including tuition, if nothing else. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain a US credit card after arrival at least in the first semester of study. A good credit history will need to be established before you can obtain a credit card in the United States.
Remember, advanced booking of everything, i.e., rental cars, hotels, airline flights, etc., is always cheaper within the USA. When making travel reservations with any U.S. company, always ask about special promotional rates, student discounts, etc., in order to get the best deal.
Intl. Grant Eligibility Requirements
- International Students must attend ORIENTATION prior to beginning classes.
- Be in-status by IMMIGRATION LAW with F-1 Visa
- Complete INS Transfer form verifying good INS status at your previous American school (if necessary).
- Must have a minimum incoming grade point average of 3.0 (On 4.0 scale)
- Maintain *full-time enrollment
- Undergraduate Students - successful completion of 12 credit hours, minimally per semester
- Graduate Students - successful completion of nine credit hours, minimally per semester
- Graduate credits must apply toward prerequisite and core courses only.
- The Intl. Grant is available for the first consecutive Fall and Spring semesters(no grant in summer). The grant amount increases with class standing.
(Other Restrictions May Apply)