Link your ID to your PNC Bank account.
Link your ID to your PNC Bank account.
Show school pride with a PNC Bank Visa® debit card designed for Arcadia University.
Get your refund in as little as 24 hours!
Excited about college? Just think of it. The lectures. The tradition. The intellectual atmosphere. Oh and the, um…social life. To get the most out of all that excitement, you'll want to make the most of your money. Virtual Wallet Student helps manage life on campus, and your budget, with features that let you bank the way you want to.
When you need money fast, go to PNC. Our nearest branches and ATMs are listed below. You can also use our ATM and Branch Locator to find us no matter where you are, and sometimes banking online or going mobile can be what the situation calls for.
Link your ID to your PNC Bank account and you can use your Knight Card to get cash at ATMs. Linking is free, and you get the convenience of carrying one card around campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
QI want to use my Arcadia Knight Card as an ATM Card - where do I start?
It's easy - all you need to do is:
How do I link my Arcadia Knight Card to my PNC account?
You have three options for linking your card. No matter which you choose, it should only take a few minutes to "get linked."
Why do I need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for my Arcadia Knight Card?
Your unique PIN enables your Knight Card to function at ATMs and retail locations that accept STAR for any PIN based transaction.
This PIN is separate from the one you may have selected for your PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card. But you can choose whether you want the same PIN for both or make them different - whichever makes you more comfortable.
What if I lose my Arcadia Knight Card?
If you lose your Knight Card, you should immediately remove any existing links to your PNC Bank accounts. You have the following options to remove the link(s):
It is very important to remove the account links attached to your Knight Card as soon as you realize your card has been lost.
If you lose your Knight Card, you are not required to obtain a new PIN. However, you may choose to do so by either going online, or visiting the nearest branch.
Based on a request from students for a more efficient refund process, Arcadia University partnered with PNC Bank to provide fast, convenient, FREE processing of refunds from financial aid or other sources on their student account.
1. Once you get your Activation Code from PNC Payment Portal in the mail, log into the Arcadia E-Refund website
2. Select a payment option:
Note that a paper check remains the default payment method if no faster delivery option is selected.
3. Get paid faster!
Once you get your Activation Code from PNC Payment Portal in the mail, just click into Arcadia E-Refund and make your choice. Any funds the school owes you will then be remitted to you based on your preference.
Do it now so that your preferences are set up and ready if you should be eligible for refunds or payments.
You do not have to be a PNC Bank customer, and there is no charge to take advantage of this convenient service.
Comparison of Services
|Direct Deposit to PNC Checking Account||Direct Deposit into Other Checking Account||Paper Check|
|How long until I get my payment?
||24 - 48 hours||48 - 72 hours||7 - 10 Days|
|Do I have to be a PNC Customer?||Yes||No||No|
|What do I do when my payment comes?||Nothing. Funds deposited automatically into your account.||Nothing. Funds deposited automatically into your account.||Deposit your check at your financial institution.|
|Is this Environmentally Friendly?||Yes! No stamps, paper, or gas.||Yes! No stamps, paper, or gas.||Less|
|What's the best way to get access to my cash fast?||Best||Better||Good|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will I know when my financial aid or other refund has been directly deposited to my account?
A: You will receive an email notification from PNC Payment Portal when funds are ready to be sent to you.
Q: I received an email from PNC stating that my refund card was on the way, but I still have not received it, what should I do?
A: Call PNC at 1-800-745-7577.
Q: Can I pick up my refund check?
A: No. Arcadia University policy is that all refunds issued by check must be mailed. You are responsible for ensuring that Arcadia University has your current mailing address.
Q: I’m a parent. Can I get my PLUS refund in another form other than a check?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Who do I call if I have a concern with my refund?
A: Call PNC at 1-800-745-7577 If the question is about the amount of the refund not meeting your expectations, you should first contact the Office of Student Accounts.
Resources to help you improve your financial IQ.
You’re just getting started in life. You have big dreams for the future, some of which – like a car, a house or more schooling – cost more money than you have right now. Credit is a tool that can help you achieve those financial goals. Learn how to get off on the right foot and make smart choices about credit.
Things happen fast in college. New classes. New friends. New interests and opportunities. That’s all the more reason you may want to think about using a budget. Get practical advice on how to manage your money today, which is an important step to a strong financial future.
Identity Protection 101
Identity theft is a serious crime that can have lasting effects on its victims. And, unfortunately, as a young adult, you may be at a greater risk of ID theft because you have little or no credit history and you may not know how to protect yourself. Discover how identity theft happens, and learn what actions you can take to prevent criminals from assuming your identity.
Planning for College
Making smart decisions before you borrow for college will help you in the future. PNC offers multiple resources for plotting out how you’ll pay for your education.
Tips from Experts
We want you to have the knowledge and confidence to manage your money. That’s why we created PNC Achievement Sessions—a series of practical sessions taught by real-world experts on financial topics that matter to you.
Banking in the US
While in the United States, International Students will need to manage their finances, and a bank checking account helps you do that. This overview defines the types of accounts you can get and how to open them.
We get it. You want them to be independent. But it's always nice to have a lifeline home. Virtual Wallet Student gives your child a quick connection to you, with alerts and features that give you insight into their account while still letting them figure things out on their own.
PNC has banking designed just for students.
Our Virtual Wallet Student provides a banking solution with features like a calendar customized for students, mobile and text banking and much more, students will have a clear view and control of their money.
PNC student accounts are parent-friendly too.
Virtual Wallet Student comes with features like“Reimbursements” which enable your student to send you a receipt of a purchase and ask if you’ll pay. So you can see what that $50 for school supplies really went to! “Parent Alerts” allow you to see the same e-mail notice your student gets when the account balance is getting low.
PNC provides free financial education for students.
Working in conjunction with the University, PNC will schedule financial education seminars on campus to assist students with Banking Basics, Budgeting, Identity Theft, and Protecting their Credit.
PNC provides free incoming wires and a courtesy overdraft waiver.
Student banking also comes with one free incoming wire transfer per monthly billing cycle and a courtesy overdraft fee waiver for the first NSF incident that may occur in the first 12 months after opening a new account. PNC looks at this as a way to educate students
Starting college is daunting enough, even when it's in your home country. Make your transition to the U.S. easy by finding out the essentials of banking here, getting money from home, and keeping track of your heard-earned dollars.
Contact us by phone between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., ET, Saturday and Sunday, at 877-PNC-1000 (877-762-1000), or visit your local PNC Bank branch.
PNC opened a branch on the Morgan State campus. Brian signed up for Virtual Wallet Student and hasn’t looked back. His school-branded account fits in with his own sense of school pride: "I love to showcase my institution. It's like paraphernalia I don't have to pay for!"
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