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Checking that Earns an Automatic A

SouthState makes getting started easy for students. Select checking accounts automatically include student banking features for you.

Checking That Makes the Grade

If you're a student and open a SouthState Checking or Choice Checking account, you'll automatically get great features like free ATM withdrawals and the security of overdraft protection.
  • The convenience of free non-SouthState ATM withdrawals up to 3 per month.2
  • Free overdraft protection from savings.8
  • Automatically available to any student (ages 13-22).
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Choose the Checking For You

Take advantage of the above benefits when you open a SouthState or Choice Checking account. Our SouthState and Choice Checking accounts include Mobile and Online Banking, eStatements, free email and text alerts and everything else to make checking easy for you. Plus, there's no opening balance required when opening online, so you can get started right now.

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SouthState Checking


Free of monthly maintenance fees with eStatements.2

Earns Interest

Choice Checking


Earn interest and have convenient access when you need it.2
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Questions About Opening Your Account Online?

Questions About Opening Your Account Online?

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Generally, it should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete an application online.

You will need your Social Security Number, valid ID (Driver’s License, U.S. Passport, or State ID), valid address and a valid email address registered to your name. If your application will include a co-applicant, your co-applicant will also need to supply this information.

You can transfer funds from an account at SouthState or another financial institution, or you can fund your account through your debit or credit card. You can also choose to fund your account at a later time and make a deposit through Mobile Deposits or in a branch after opening an account.

Please note, funding may take up to three business days.

Yes. You may add a co-applicant to your application. If your application includes a co-applicant, your co-applicant will also need to supply a Social Security Number, valid ID (Driver’s License, U.S. Passport, or State ID), valid address and a valid email address registered to his or her name.

To open an account online you must be at least 18 years or older.

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  1. We will credit your account the foreign ATM fees incurred for up to 3 ATM transactions conducted at any non-SouthState ATM per statement cycle. Other fees charged by the ATM provider may apply.
  2. If you are enrolled in Overdraft Sweep Protection, we will credit your account for any Overdraft Sweep Fees incurred during the statement cycle.
  3. You must be at least 18 years or older to open an account online. Account owners under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian as co-owner on the account.

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