PNC Bank, National Association, a member of PNC Financial Services group, has entered into a new university banking relationship with Bowling Green State University (BGSU), to offer money management and financial education for university's more than 24,000 students, faculty and staff.

As part of this arrangement, PNC will work with BGSU’s student money management services to offer free financial education for the campus community. PNC and BGSU will collaborate on budgeting and money management workshops.

PNC Bank will also open a new electronic financial services center in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, which will include an on-site customer service representative and two ATMs, capable of accepting deposits and cashing checks down to the dollar.

PNC Bank has added that other features to be offered to the BGSU include personal banking products and services including specially designed online banking solution for students Virtual Wallet Student, with mobile and text banking options; five on-campus ATMs and a co-branded PNC Bank Visa Check Card.

The students and employees will have the option to link their BG1 identification card to PNC accounts beginning in the fall of 2011 and adding ATM and purchasing functionality to campus cards used for daily activities.

The customized web sites for BGSU, hosted by PNC, allows students to complete account applications and find financial and educational information along with wire transfer, overdraft fee waiver services.

Brad Leigh, executive director of business operations, BGSU, said: “Through this relationship, we are able to provide the BGSU campus community with convenient access to the banking tools and services that students need to help put enhanced financial awareness into practice.”

Wayne Nault, regional manager of PNC Bank in Toledo, said: “We look forward to providing the BGSU community with resources to help students develop successful money management habits to last through their college years and into their adult lives.”