University of Alaska Fairbanks PolarExpress Card

Make the most of your PolarExpress Card

It’s an optional combined student ID and ATM card

Link your PolarExpress Card to a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account

University of Alaska Fairbanks and Wells Fargo have teamed up to offer you optional banking convenience with your linked PolarExpress Card. Use it as your official student ID, for campus privileges, and for your day-to-day financial needs on and off campus when it’s linked to a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account. Enjoy no-fee access to Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide, including the Wells Fargo ATMs on campus. Make purchases using your Personal Identification Number (PIN) with your linked PolarExpress Card. Take advantage of this optional benefit today.

Enjoy added savings and more when your Everyday Checking account is linked to your PolarExpress Card:

  • Waived monthly service fee.
  • No Wells Fargo fees for up to four cash withdrawals per monthly fee period from non-Wells Fargo ATMs in the U.S.,
  • All Overdraft Protection Transfer fees from a linked savings account waived for accounts enrolled in Overdraft Protection services.,
  • Receive a courtesy refund on one overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee incurred each calendar month.
  • Receive a courtesy refund on one incoming domestic or international wire fee each calendar month.

Access to additional services such as:

  • The Wells Fargo Mobile® app to check account activity, deposit checks, transfer funds, pay bills, send money with your smartphone, and set up push notifications, text, or email alerts.
  • Helpful online financial educational resources and money management tools.

Linking your PolarExpress Card

  • Getting Your Card: Pick up your PolarExpress Card at the Office of the Bursar located on the first floor of Signers’ Hall.
  • Once you have your card, you can open a Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account by bringing it to any Wells Fargo branch. The closest branch to your campus is:
    • 794 University Avenue, Fairbanks
  • See a banker to link your card to your new or existing Wells Fargo Everyday Checking account.

Additional protection feature

Your linked PolarExpress Card also comes with Zero Liability protection at no extra cost, which means you will be reimbursed for any promptly reported unauthorized card transactions.

Reporting your lost or stolen linked PolarExpress Card

Contact your school

  • You may deactivate your card immediately on the Blackboard eAccounts website.
  • Notify the Office of the Bursar immediately if you lose your card at 907-474-7384 to deactivate campus access on the blue UAF mag stripe.
  • Come by the Office of the Bursar at Signers' Hall to replace a damaged, lost or stolen card.

Contact Wells Fargo

If your card is linked to a Wells Fargo account, immediately contact Wells Fargo 24/7 at 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557). Wells Fargo accepts Telecommunications Relay Services calls. For TTY/TTD, call 1-800-877-4833.

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