The path to financial independence

The Alliant Teen Checking Account is specially designed to help your teen learn how to responsibly manage money.

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  • Members between 13–17 years old are eligible
  • Joint ownership for parents
  • No minimum or maximum balance
  • Over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs59
  • Easily manage money through mobile and online banking
  • ATM rebates up to $20/month for out-of-network ATMs78 (excludes 1% Visa foreign transaction fee)
  • No monthly service fee78
  • Free Visa ® debit card and first box of checks
0.65 %
0.648 %

Supercharge your free teen checking account with the high-rate checking option. Simply opt in to eStatements and have at least one monthly electronic deposit to the teen checking account to start earning a great interest rate. Learn more about high-rate checking.

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Our mobile app gives you access to your Alliant Account in the palm of your hand.

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All the perks

Teens who learn how important it is to be responsible with their money today are more likely to make good financial decisions tomorrow.

Easy access

Tired of ATM fees? Every ATM is your teen’s ATM with fee rebates up to $20 per month (excludes 1% Visa foreign transaction fee).


No need to carry a debit card — teens can pay with the touch of a button using Apple PayTM, Samsung PayTM or Android PayTM! 

No unexpected fees

You won't pay monthly service or minimum balance fees with Alliant Free Teen Checking. Standard fees, such as non-sufficient funds and check printing do apply — see our simple fee schedule for a complete list.

Smart limits

Have peace of mind with $100 daily cash withdrawal limits & $300 daily spending limits on debit card purchases. All free teen checking accounts have a parent or a guardian as a joint owner who will have full access to the account in order to help your teenager manage his/her finances.

Two free Visa® debit cards

You'll receive two free Visa debit cards, one for you and one for your teenager, and a free box of checks when you join! After the first box, you can order more checks through Alliant Online Banking. Your checks will include your name as well as your teen's name. 


Your teen's money is safe and secure

Your account is protected against fraudulent purchases made with your Visa debit card with the Visa zero-liability guarantee37. Plus, your shared online and mobile banking access to your teen's account helps you provide parental guidance on money matters. You'll also be able to access your teen's eStatement online at any time via online banking.

Lost or stolen debit card
If your card is lost or stolen, please call us at 800-328-1935. For international inquiries, call 773-462-2000.

See our security center to learn more about how you and your teenager are safe with Alliant.

Unlimited fast transfers

Transfer money between Alliant accounts or to accounts outside of Alliant for free. You can schedule transfers as one time, future or recurring. There's no limit to the number of transfers you can make. Standard ACH transfers are free. We also offer wire transfers for a fee of $25 (domestic) and $50 (international). With an Alliant Free Teen Checking Account, only a parent/guardian can set up ACH and outgoing wire transfers.

Step 1: Download and fill out Teen Checking application

Is your teen a member of Alliant?

(membership is required)

Yes, they are a member. I only need to open a Teen Checking Account.

Teen Checking (PDF)

No, I need to open their membership and Teen Checking Account at the same time.

Membership + Teen Checking (PDF)

Step 2: Submit application

To submit your PDF application via secure email, fill out the form below and we will email you with instructions within one business day. Our priority is to protect your personal information so we’ve created a secure email channel to help ensure the safety of your application information.


We’ll give you a call if we need additional information from you. If you have mailed in your application and haven’t heard from Alliant about the status of your account within 14 business days after applying, or have faxed in your application or dropped it off a branch & haven’t heard from us within 7 business days, give us a call at 800-328-1935 and request an update.

Need an alternative way to submit your application?

Mail to:

Alliant Credit Union 
Attn: Account Services
PO Box 66945
Chicago, IL 60666-0945

Fax to:

(773) 462-2124

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Free Teen Checking Account Rates61

0.65 %
0.648 %

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Free Teen Checking Fees

Non-standard service fees may apply. Fees subject to change. View our full fee schedule.

Overdraft Transfer (max per day) $3
Non-Sufficient Fund (NSF) Item (each) $25

Free Teen Checking FAQs

Who is eligible for an Alliant Free Teen Checking Account?

Members who are 13–17 years of age are eligible to open an Alliant Free Teen Checking Account.

As a joint account holder, will I be able to view my teen’s accounts within online banking?

Yes, joint owners can view your teen’s checking and savings accounts once given access. To view Alliant joint account(s) within online banking, the primary account owner must first give access.

For teen checking accounts, your teen should log in to Alliant Online Banking, then:

1. Select “Settings”
2. Select “Joint Owner Management”
3. Select “Manage Online Access
4. Select the account(s) your teen would like you to have access to
5. Click the “Update” button

After your teen completes the above steps, you can then log in to your own Alliant Online Banking account or Alliant Mobile Banking App and view your teen’s checking account. 

What is the difference between a regular free checking account and a free teen checking account?

The free teen checking account must be opened as a joint account with a parent or guardian. It offers many of the same features as our free checking account, but it offers greater peace of mind for parents or guardians through a variety of controls.

Does the Free Teen Checking account pay interest?

Yes, but you must meet two simple requirements monthly to qualify. If you don’t fulfill each requirement monthly, you won’t earn high-yield checking interest for that month. Requirements include:

1. Opt out of paper statements and start receiving free eStatements.

2. Have at least one of the following recurring monthly electronic deposits to your Alliant Free Teen Checking Account: Direct deposit, monthly ATM deposits or transfers from another financial institution into your Alliant account.

Note: Transfers between your Alliant accounts do not qualify as an electronic deposit.

What happens when an Alliant Teen Checking Account holder turns 18?

Alliant Teen Checking Accounts will automatically convert to our regular Alliant Free Checking Account once the account holder turns 18; if they meet the monthly requirements, they would also be eligible for Alliant High-Rate Checking.

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