Giving everyone in the UCLA community a financial advantage since 1951.

Choosing a financial institution is an important decision. You want a partner who understands the University Community exclusively and has the expertise to guide you wisely. At UCU, we offer customized financial solutions for UCLA faculty, staff, students, alumni, and immediate family of existing members. You’ll enjoy an on-campus branch in Ackerman on A-Level, across from the UCLA Store, access to several surcharge-free ATMs on campus and at over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide. In addition, you can gain financial tips from our online, on-demand financial education modules, and convenient access to keep track of your money with online and mobile banking. As the credit union founded by Bruins, for Bruins, we add value by offering competitive pricing, the highest quality personal service, and sincere, sound advice.


From everyday spending to taking out loans, where you bank is a big deal. That’s why we want you to bank with your brain, because when you choose your new checking account or any one of our loans, chances are you're guaranteed to end up saving, especially with our Best Rates in the Nation Guarantee.* Plus, you could also earn up to 5.00% APY1 on your cooperatively powered University Checking Account for the banking you already do!


When you join UCU, you’re not just joining a high-performing, not-for-profit financial cooperative, you are joining our University Community.


Become a member today! Click here to join.

Open a University Credit Union account today!

Join Now

We'd love to partner with your campus group, event, or special program!

We're here to enrich our University Communities. Interested in working with us? Contact our Growth Team today.

Learn more

SubPage Categories

Mattel Children's Hospital & Chase Child Life Program

Donate new, unused books or toys to benefit Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Member Eligibility

Proudly serving the university community since 1951.

Join Now

Get a financial advantage with UCU today.

University Community Involvement

Our university community matters.

University Communities

We’re all one university team.

University Credit Union was founded on UCLA's Campus in 1951

Proudly serving UCLA's Administration, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Students, and Family Members 

Committed to the University Communities


One of the biggest benefits of banking with your brain at UCU is access to our full breadth of financial expertise no matter where you’re located. We serve multiple University campuses and have a national footprint since our alumni are in every state in the nation and across the world. Even with our global presence, our experts come together as one University team to deliver highly personalized service.


Universities are our sole focus and we’ve been doing it since 1951. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we’re looking out for the best interest of just one person – you. And we’re here to give you a financial advantage.