It should actually read all about starting with personal financing that you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Most young people while they are studying already make acquaintances with the financial system and not in a good way. Proper education is costly and the first thing you learn about are loans and getting into debt. Knowing that students at some point, after or during their studies, will need accounts, loans, credit cards or even are already working in order to fund their studies, so they will need personal accounts with overdraft capacities and whatnot, banks and similar entities start running after prospective clients pretty early.
While it is to be expected that your parents will help you with the first steps, chances are you are on your own or would rather not have them help you, for whatever reason. This is what you need to consider: Do I have enough money to study and if not, what are the ways to obtaining such funds; do I have or will need an account in a bank, where my funds will get deposited into; am I applying or getting a stipend; where will I live and be during the term of my studies; will I work in order to provide all necessary funds that go beyond what I can otherwise put up; am I going to consider taking out a student loan; do I need a car to travel to the campus or not and similar.
Having a bank account is a good thing only if you expect to get and have money in there, otherwise it is an obligation that costs you in monthly service fees. They are not much, but they can accrue to significant sums over the passage of time. If you are having funds, will you apply for a credit card? Such a credit card is a convenient tool, but it is by no means free money and the debt will need to be paid off. You do not want to start your life in employment market with already a burdened credit rating. The same goes for the student loan, despite the leisurely pressure of having to pay that money back during your studying time, after you have graduated or dropped out the pressure will become serious and you will wind up with a debt you cannot manage on your own.
It is a good idea to plan in advance and already establish a good relationship with a bank while you are studying, which you can continue once you enter the work force. The mutual trust that opens plenty of financial doors needs time to affirm, all the time you are studying, you can build that foundation of trust and establish a healthy base of financial operations even before you get your first pay. Particularly if you intend to start your own business after you finished school, such a trusted connection can provide you with a place where you can obtain your start-up loan without too much hassle and move towards success with expedited speed.