International students are eligible to join University Credit Union


We understand how busy and stressful student life can be. And as an international student, you’re juggling classes and studying all while navigating life in a new country. Let University Credit Union provide you with the financial tools you need during college and beyond.


If you’re looking to gain a financial advantage while attending school, University Credit Union was made for you. We welcome all students to discover the expert financial guidance and personalized service we offer.


Why UCU?


  • International students can easily apply online, other financial institutions require you to visit a branch in person
  • It takes as little as $5 to open a savings account
  • Opening an account at one of our advisory centers? You'll receive your UCU branded debit card on the spot!


Experience the credit union difference and get up to $100!*

University Credit Union is here to help with a special offer only available to students. Right now, you can earn up to $100 when you open a new University Checking Account.


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What makes University Credit Union a better choice than a bank like Bank of America, Chase, or Wells Fargo?


While banks and credit unions offer similar products and services, a bank's mission is to enrich its shareholders. In contrast, a credit union is a not-for-profit financial institution owned jointly by you, our member-owners. All earnings are funneled back into our financial cooperative and with your participation and relationship we provide members unparalleled benefits that include the Best Rates in the Nation Guarantee.1


What you’ll need to join


Current Valid ID

Please provide ONE of the following:

  • Unexpired Passport
  • Government-issued driver's license (including foreign license)
  • Consular ID (including Mexican Matricula ID)
  • Birth Certificate



This form is required.

Proof of Eligibility

This may be required in some instances. If requested, please provide ONE of the following:

  • Student/Work ID
  • Alumni card
  • Class schedule
  • Offer letter of employment from eligible universities
  • Donation receipt for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
  • Sponsor of existing member (Immediate family: children, parents, grandparents, spouse/partner)

Apply online!

It's easy to complete your application for UCU membership on your computer or phone. Take advantage of all that UCU offers and become a member!

Apply today

We're here to guide you on your financial journey

We look forward to having you as a member of our cooperative!