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Starting College

Metro offers personal money management solutions and financial advice to help parents and students finance education costs, and to help students start building their financial future.

Recommended College Planning Products:

  • SMART Accounts: Give your student access to all the services they need to begin managing money.  Our SMART accounts offer checking, savings, credit cards, a debit card, and more.
  • Savings Options: Speak with a knowledgeable member service representative about our wide range of savings options.
  • Coverdell Education Savings Account: It's never too early to start planning for your child's education.
  • Home Equity Line of Credit: If you're a homeowner, you can borrow from the equity in your home to finance education and take advantage of potential tax savings.

We also offer:

  • Smart Option Student Loan®: The Smart Option Student Loan® from Sallie Mae® is a school-certified, private student loan that can bridge college funding gaps after scholarships, grants and federal loans have been maximized.
  • Online Banking & Bill Pay: Your child will have convenient access to his or her accounts while away from home with Metro's Online Banking & Bill Pay.
  • Mobile Banking: Students can browse account details from any internet-enabled cell phone, PDA, or mobile device.


Sallie Mae and the Smart Option Student Loan are registered service marks of Sallie Mae Inc. SLM corporation and its subsidiaries, including Sallie Mae, Inc. are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. © Sallie Mae, Inc. All rights reserved.