Study up on student accounts

What you need to make student life easier.


Earn FREE movies with your Scotiabank SCENE®* Scotia debit1 or credit card2.

Scotiabank Prepaid Reloadable VISA* Card

  • Reloadable6
  • Use it just like a credit card7
  • No monthly fees & unlimited transactions
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Choosing the right day-to-day account goes a long way.

Student Banking Advantage Plan3 5

  • For Post-secondary students only5
  • Get 5 FREE movies when you open a bank account3
  • No monthly fees & unlimited transactions
  • No annual fee
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Getting There Savings Account for Youth
  • For students 18 years old or younger
  • No monthly fees
  • Unlimited transactions
Start saving
Money Master®
Savings Account
  • No monthly fees
  • No minimum balance to earn interest
  • Rewards you with more interest when your balance grows
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Credit Cards

Ease into your own credit card with these cards designed specifically for students like you.

Credit cards designed specifically for students like you.

SCENE®* VISA* card4 5

  • 1 SCENE®* Point for every $1 you spend on everyday purchases
  • Earn 2 FREE movies with your first purchase on the card4
Get more FREE movies
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SCENE®* Student Bundle

  • Get 13 FREE movies when you open a SCENE®* Student Bundle which includes the Student Banking Advantage Plan3, SCENE®* Visa4 and Scotiabank®* MomentumPLUS Savings Account9
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L'earn VISA* Card


Student life has its share of unexpected costs. Be prepared for whatever comes up.

Be prepared for whatever comes up.

ScotiaLine Personal Line of Credit for Students
  • Additional funds for tuition and student life
  • Flexible payment options
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Professional Student Plan
  • Scotia Professional Student Plan Line of Credit7
  • Overdraft protection7
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®* Registered trademark of SCENE IP LP, used under license.

* Visa Int. / Licensed. User.

† Interac, the Interac logo, Interac Flash and Pay in a flash are trademarks of Interac Inc. Used under license.

1 Earn 1 SCENE point for every $5 you spend on debit purchase transactions and Interac Flash† transactions from an eligible account using your SCENE ScotiaCard debit card. Normal Interac Flash transaction limits apply. Other conditions and limitations apply. Maximum points per transaction are 300. Maximum daily points are 600. Gift cards excluded. Visit for complete details.

2 SCENE Visa cardholders will earn points for purchases made with their SCENE Visa card. Earn 1 SCENE point for every $1 in purchases made with the SCENE Visa card. SCENE points are earned on purchases, less returns or other similar credits. SCENE points are not awarded for cash advances, balance transfers, cash-like transactions, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques, credit vouchers, returns, interest charges or service/ transaction charges. Subject to credit approval. Some conditions and/or limitations apply. Visit for details.

3 Conditions and limitations apply. For new chequing account customers only. When you open a new SCENE-eligible bank account ("Eligible Account") and get a SCENE ScotiaCard® debit card, you will receive 5,000 SCENE points on your SCENE membership account after you have set up: a pre-authorized payroll deposit or 2 pre-authorized transactions for a minimum of $25 per transaction. Your automatic payroll or pre-authorized transactions must clear your account within 60 days of opening your Eligible Account. All pre-authorized transactions must clear the Eligible Account at least once per month twelve (12) consecutive months in order to qualify. 5,000 SCENE points will be added to your SCENE membership account within 2-3 statement cycles after your pre-authorized transactions clear your account. The Eligible Account must be open and in good standing until the time of payout. SCENE members can redeem 1,000 points for a free General Admission movie ticket. This offer does not apply to existing Scotiabank account holders. This offer cannot be duplicated or combined with any other offer. Scotiabank may withdraw or change this offer at any time without notice.

4 SCENE VISA for Students: To be eligible for the 2,000 bonus points, a purchase must be made within 60 days of opening your SCENE Visa account. 2,000 bonus points will be awarded within 2-3 business days of your first purchase. The points are limited to one Visa account opening per SCENE membership. In cases where there are both primary and secondary SCENE Visa cardholders, the 2,000 bonus points will be credited to the customer making the first purchase.

5 Qualifying Students are full-time students enrolled at a Canadian university, community college, CEGEP or other recognized post-secondary institution. To take advantage of the Student Banking Advantage Plan account benefits, you will need to provide your branch with proof that you are enrolled full-time at a qualifying post-secondary institution each academic year prior to November 30th. When you are no longer enrolled full-time or you have not presented proof of enrolment, the plan will be removed and the account will automatically be converted to an account that is suitable to you based on your recent transaction behaviour. You will be reminded by mail (each October, if necessary) to provide your proof of enrolment and will be advised of the pending change to your account type.

6 Funds will be available on your card within 2 to 4 business days of load request date. There are no additional transaction fees for reloads to your card.

7 Subject to credit approval.

8 Purchase returns, payments, cash advances, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques, credit vouchers, card fees, interest charges or service/transaction charges do not qualify for a Moneyback reward.

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