Ohio State Students

Scarlet and Gray®, right down to your wallet.

As the Official Consumer Bank of The Ohio State University®, our relationship with Ohio State runs deep. Huntington has invested in Buckeye Nation™ through $25 million in support funding that Ohio State has dedicated to upgrading classroom technology, funding endowments, providing programming support within Student Life and the Alumni Association, and more.

Huntington also supports Ohio State students through 20 paid internships each summer, financial education, and the Huntington International Fellowship program.

And with Buckeye Banking™, students can get a checking account with no monthly maintenance fee and can link the account to their BuckID™.

Buckeye Banking™ at Huntington


Asterisk-Free Checking®

An Asterisk-Free Checking account is free to open with no monthly maintenance fee. Plus, Huntington has 25 ATMs and 4 full-service branches around campus.


Buckeye Banking Debit Mastercard®

Use the Buckeye Banking Debit Mastercard® and get 10% off gear at The Official Team Shop at The Jerome Schottenstein Center and Conrads College Gifts.


Digital tools like The Hub and Zelle®

Keep up with your money with The Hub, send money with Zelle®1, and pay in stores with Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, Samsung Pay, or Masterpass™.


Ohio State BuckID™

We're the only bank that links your Ohio State BuckID™ to your checking account so you use your BuckID™ at ATMs and make purchases with your PIN.

Apply online to get started with a new Huntington Asterisk-Free Checking® Account

Get a detailed summary of account features and fees

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Opening a Huntington account is voluntary and is not required to obtain student financial aid or other Ohio State services. Ohio State may receive a financial benefit when its faculty, staff or students open a Huntington account. Other accounts are available, visit a branch for more information.

International Students
To apply for a checking account, visit any Huntington branch. Bring passport, I-20 Form, I-94 Form and BuckID. You do not need a social security number. At the branch, we can also help you with currency exchange services, notary services, and international wire transfers incoming to the U.S.

Asterisk-Free Checking® account benefits

No monthly maintenance fee with an Asterisk-Free checking account.
No minimum deposit needed to open an Asterisk-Free account.
on a Premier Savings Account when you own a checking account2.

BuckID Linking FAQ

Carry just one card. It's all you need! Get cash from any ATM. Huntington ATMs will be fee-free. Use your card to make purchases with a PIN anywhere. Feel better about the requirement of using a PIN for your purchases, making it harder for someone else to use if it's lost or stolen.
1. Choose a Huntington Checking account. 

If you already have a Huntington Checking account, that's great! Go to step 2. If you don't have a Huntington Checking account, you can open one in a branch, online or by calling 1-855-341-4OSU (4678). 

 Here's the information you'll need: 

  •  Valid state issued ID
  •  Your current BuckID 
  •  Your current mailing address 
  •  Your home address 
  •  Phone number 
  •  Social Security Number 
  •  Email address 

2. Make sure you have a new linkable BuckID. 

A linkable BuckID card has a 16-digit account number and the Huntington logo on the back. If yours doesn't, it's not linkable and you need a new one. Contact the BuckID office in the Ohio Union for more info on getting a new card for free at 1-614-292-0400. 

 3. Link your BuckID at any Huntington branch.

You'll have access to two cards - your BuckID and a Huntington Debit Card. Every Huntington Checking account comes with a Debit Card, including exclusive Buckeye designs. You can use your BuckID or your Huntington Debit Card to make PIN-based purchases and ATM withdrawals tied to your checking account, and your Huntington Debit Card for signature-based transactions.
Once your BuckID is linked to your Huntington Checking account, you can use it to: withdraw cash from any ATM, make PIN-based checking account transactions anywhere, and still make BuckID transactions using the stored value on the card as you do already. Just tell the merchant which account to use when both BuckID transactions and PIN transactions are available.
Any time you use your BuckID to make PIN-based purchases or ATM withdrawals, you will see these transactions on your Huntington statement. They come out of your checking balance and will appear with your other checking account transactions. Transactions made within the BuckID merchant network (without using a PIN) will not pull money from your checking account and will not show up on your statement. These transactions will be applied to the stored value already on your card.
Stop into any Huntington branch or call 1-855-341-4OSU (4678).
Visit any Huntington branch or call 1-800-480-BANK (2265) and select option 3 to report your linked BuckID as lost or stolen. Alert the BuckID office at 614-292-5700 immediately in order to suspend your BuckID. Visit a Huntington branch to link your new ID to your checking account.

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Huntington is the Official Consumer Bank of The Ohio State University . All trademarks of The Ohio State University used under license. All third-party trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Buckeye NationTM is a trademark of The Ohio State University and used under license.

Buckeye BankingTM is a trademark of The Ohio State University and used under license.

BuckID is a trademark of The Ohio State University and used under license.

Scarlet and Gray is a federally registered trademark of The Ohio State University and used under license.

Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

Mastercard, Debit Mastercard, and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated. Buckeye Banking Debit Mastercard is issued by The Huntington National Bank pursuant to a license by Mastercard International. Trademarks of the Ohio State University used under license. To apply, customer must reside in: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, WV.

Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC. Samsung Pay is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

1For your protection, you should only send money to those you know and trust. If you don’t know the person or aren’t sure you will get what you paid for, you should not use Zelle® for these types of transactions. Learn more at huntington.com/Zelle.

2$4; or $0 Monthly Maintenance Fee on a Premier Savings account with average daily balance of $300 or when you own an eligible Huntington checking account. An eligible checking account is owned by you and includes Asterisk-Free Checking, Huntington 5 Checking, Huntington 25 Checking, or Personal Client Account.

Asterisk-Free Checking® is a federally registered service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. All Day DepositSM is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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To speak to a customer service representative, call (800) 480-2265.