About TCF U Card Checking


TCF U Card Checking

An optional account that you can add to your U Card is the TCF Bank Account. TCF Bank is the Official U Card Bank and is the only bank that can connect your U Card to a checking account.

Proudly serving the University of Minnesota Twin Cities community since 1995, TCF Bank offers Students, Faculty and Staff a flexible set of banking services. A trusted community partner, TCF Bank is committed to financially supporting Student and Auxiliary programs, Scholarships, Service Awards, and Men's and Women's Athletics.

The TCF U Card Checking Account is one of the accounts you can access with your U Card. TCF Bank offers the convenience of two campus branch locations and the most on-campus ATMs.

As a current or incoming Student, Staff or Faculty member, you can open a TCF U Card Checking Account at the U Card Office when you get your U Card or at any convenient TCF Bank location.

TCF U Card Student Checking

TCF U Card Faculty/Staff Checking

TCF Golden Gopher Alumni Checking

Do you already have a TCF Bank checking account? 

As a current Student, Staff or Faculty member with a U Card you can upgrade your existing TCF Bank checking account.

Bring your drivers license or passport and your U Card to the Coffman U Card Office or any TCF Bank branch to upgrade your account to a TCF U Card Checking Account and enjoy all of the benefits.

TCF Bank Campus Locations and Hours

TCF Bank Campus ATM Locations

The University’s U Card Agreement with TCF Bank

The Department of Education regulation 668.164(e) requires the full disclosure of financial arrangements between the University of Minnesota and TCF Bank. The agreement between the university and TCF Bank is considered a "T2" relationship as defined by the Department of Education. The University receives support from TCF Bank through its financial contributions to scholarships, programs and student organizations.  

The relationship with TCF Bank in connection with U Cards does not require that students, faculty, or staff open or maintain accounts with TCF Bank.  The use of U Cards to participate in the Gopher Gold program, a declining balance cash system that may be used to pay for many campus services is fully independent of the University’s relationship with TCF Bank. No TCF account is required for the Gopher Gold program.

For the award year period of July 1 2016 - June 30 2017
Number of active accounts = 31,793
Mean of fees assessed on active accounts = $27.27
Median of fees assessed on accounts = $0.00

Total monetary consideration paid or received by the parties under the contract for 2016-2017:
Royalty Funds: $1,000,000
Card Stock: $10,000
Scholarships: $100,000
Rent (CMU & Kirby Center): $78,486
ATM Rent: $302,490
Total non-monetary consideration paid or received for 2016 - 2017:
Marketing Funds: $200,000

For additional information about this relationship please refer to the following links:  

Convenient TCF Telephone Banking at 612-TCF-BANK or 1-800-823-2265
TTY (hearing impaired) 800-343-6145