Global Education & Outreach


There are a many banking businesses in Macomb but the Center for International Studies usually takes international students to open an account at Citizens Bank during orientation because they do not require a Social Security number to open a bank account. Even though you may already have a bank account with Bank of America, Citi Bank, etc., there is not a national branch available in Macomb and it is recommended to open a local account.

Banks in Macomb

United Community Bank

430 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 837-9988
ATM: None on campus 

Citizens a Division of Morton Community Bank

127 S. Side Square
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4551
ATM: University Union Concourse; Other Locations (Accel Exchange)

Marine State Bank

1661 E. Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Telephone: (309) 833-1200
ATM: None on Campus 

Western Illinois Credit Union

322 W. University Drive (off of Rt. 67)
Macomb, IL 61455
Telephone: (309) 298-2986
ATM: location at facility

Woodforest National Bank

Inside Walmart Super Center
1730 East Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Telephone: (309) 837-1155
ATM: None on campus

ATM Locations

On Campus

  • Corbin Hall (residence hall)
  • Grote Hall (residence hall)
  • Thompson Hall (residence hall)
  • University Union (near the Service Center/Food Court)
  • Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center 

Off Campus

  • Citizens Bank (Accel Exchange)
  • University Union (near the Service Center/Food Court)
  • MidAmerica National Bank (Shazam; Plus; Cirrus; Maestro; American Express; Discover; Visa; MasterCard)
  • Western Illinois Credit Union (322 W. University Drive, off of Rt. 67)
  • United Community Bank (two branches in Macomb)
  • Marine State Bank (at location)
  • Woodforest National Bank (next to bank inside Walmart)

Cashing Checks

Students may cash personal checks up to $100 per day and Money Orders up to $300 at the University Union Service Center. A one dollar ($1.00) service fee is charged.

Students who work campus jobs and are paid through Western's Payroll Office must have their paychecks electronically deposited into their personal bank account. Access the Direct Deposit Authorization form from the STARS menu or fill out the form in the Payroll Office, Sherman Hall 211.