My Buckhannon Insider Guide to Student Banking 101 – My Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON – Whether you’re coming to Buckhannon to start your college adventure or a local student is starting your own financial journey, ease the back-to-school transition by setting up a bank account locally.

When looking for the perfect bank, consider these features:

  • Is this location easily accessible from campus life?
  • What online banking features are available?
  • Would a checking account or a savings account be the best for you?
  • Where is the nearest ATM?
  • What are the fees associated with the account?

Fortunately, local financial institutions offer accounts specifically for students. Here are three of our favorite student banking options available in Upshur County:

Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Buckhannon branch at 66 W. Main Street / Photo by Beckie Boyd


Citizens Bank of West Virginia is located in the heart of downtown Buckhannon at 66 West Main Street. The friendly staff and warm atmosphere welcome everyone from new bank customers to long-time account holders. Citizens Bank is headquartered in nearby Elkins and has served the North Central region of West Virginia for nearly a century. In fact, it will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2024!

The free checking account is a great option for students looking to start their banking journey. In addition, Citizens Bank’s digital wallet will make everyday life easier for students as they will be able to shop without having to carry cash or cards. Learn more about the free current account.

Each account offers contributors a variety of easy-to-use features:

  • Make mobile deposits
  • Pay bills and add new payees
  • Make person-to-person (P2P) payments in real time
  • Check account balances
  • View transaction history
  • Transfer money to and from your internal and external accounts
  • Set debit card controls
  • Configure custom account alerts
  • ATMs at St. Joseph’s Hospital (1 Amalia Drive), Citizens Bank of West Virginia customers can also use any Sheetz ATM for free
  • Instant debit card replacement

Buckhannon branch lobby hours are: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-5pm. The hall is closed on Saturdays.

The Buckhannon branch drive-thru hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Citizens Bank of West Virginia this fall to ease the transition back to school. Learn more about services available to students by phone at 304-472-0052 or visit the Buckhannon branch at 66 West Main Street. Discover more banking services on the Citizens Bank of West Virginia website.

BC Bank, Philippi branch at 27 Pike Street / Photo submitted by BC Bank


BC Bank is located in the bustling Northridge Plaza area of ​​Buckhannon. Based a few miles away in Philippi, BC Bank has branches in north-central West Virginia. As school bells begin to ring, BC Bank invites students to learn more about account options, loans and financial readiness at their Buckhannon branch. The BC Bank team is ready to “help you keep your promises”.

Services offered to students include:

  • Personal/Professional Verification
  • Savings account
  • Credit card
  • Safes
  • Online banking
  • Debit Cards Issued Same Day/Instant
  • Remote filing anywhere
  • Personal/car loans
  • Online Loan Payments

The Buckhannon branch lobby is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no drive-thru at this location.

Join BC Bank for an easy transition to higher education. Learn more about services available to students by phone at 304-460-7008 or visit the Buckhannon branch at 4 Northridge Drive, Suite 106. Find out more banking services on the BC Bank website.

Visit BC Bank’s corporate headquarters at 27 Pike Street in Philippi, West Virginia. Contact BC Bank Head Office at 304-457-3300.

BC Bank is a member of the FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

First Community Bank, Buckhannon branch at 2 West Main Street / Photo by Beckie Boyd


The First Community Bank is tucked away on busy Main Street in downtown Buckhannon. Based in Bluefield, Virginia, the bank has nearby branches in Buckhannon and Grafton, West Virginia.

This financial institution offers a variety of services to meet personal, professional, mortgage and heritage responsibilities. FCB’s Buckhannon branch offers customers an XpressBanker Interactive Teller ATM [ITM] for deposit and withdrawal capabilities, 24/7. This service could be appealing to students who often work unique and demanding schedules.

ITM machines allow customers to:

  • Deposit Checks or Cash
  • Cash Checks
  • Funds transfer
  • Check balances
  • Change First Community Bank debit card PINs.

The easy-to-use Xpress by FCB mobile app presents account activity at your fingertips. Services available through the mobile app include:

  • Balance inquiries
  • Low balance alerts
  • MyFinance Free financial planning tool
  • bill payment
  • Fund transfers between FCB accounts
  • Mobile deposit
  • Person-to-person payments
  • And more!

“First Community Bank invites you to stop by and meet one of our personal bankers. Our team is ready to help you with all your financial needs,” said the First Community Bank Buckhannon team.

The First Community Bank lobby at the Buckhannon branch is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drive-thru is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12 p.m.

Join First Community Bank this fall for stress-free convenience when the school bell rings. Learn about FCB student services and more at 304-472-1112 or visit the friendly FCB team at 2 West Main Street in Buckhannon. Learn more about FCB accounts, services and online banking on the FCB website.

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