Students & Parents

First PREMIER Bank

Keeping You Connected

Students and parents can stay connected even at a distance with FREE+ Checking and more.

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FREE Student-Friendly Checking


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More Great Features

  • Access to 33,000+ surchage-free MoneyPass® ATMs
  • Link First PREMIER Bank accounts for easy money transfers
  • Establish overdraft protection to keep you in the green
  • Use our financial tools for spending analysis and budgeting help
  • Set up easy account alerts to monitor spending and transactions
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Built in Protections for Students

  • 24/7 Fraud Monitoring blocks suspicious transactions 
  • eStatements reduce the likelihood of mail fruad
  • Debit cards with EMV chips for added security 
  • Access to Customer Care when you need it
  • Zero Liability® Fraud Protection for debit card purchases
  • Lock/unlock for lost and stolen cards via Online Banking
  • Cutting edge Online/Mobile Banking with multi-factored, muli-tiered authentication, security and encryption
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Internships & Scholarships

Each year, First PREMIER Bank awards 18 community scholarships to deserving students attending qualifying South Dakota schools.

More for Students

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University Debit Mastercards®

Students can show their school pride with a Dakota State University or University of South Dakota branded First PREMIER Bank Debit Mastercard®. The debit card is free with a First PREMIER checking account. Choose either USD or DSU in our online account opening or visit a Fist PREMIER Branch.

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Paying for College

Paying for education can seem expensive and overwhelming. Our interactive module will help you understand the costs and help navigate the process.

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Student Loans

Looking for additional college funding? Ascent may be able to help.

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