International students are eligible to join University Credit Union


Juggling classes, studying, and adapting to life abroad can be overwhelming. University Credit Union is here to give you the tools and guidance you need to succeed financially during college and beyond. We welcome all international students to discover our personalized service and expert advice, helping you gain a financial advantage throughout your academic journey.


Why choose UCU?


  • No  foreign transaction fees
  • Easy how-to video guides to help you set up your accounts and navigate services
  • Products and services tailored to your unique needs


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

Proof of Eligibility

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

  • Student offer/acceptance letter
  • Proof of .edu email address
  • Class schedule
  • Student/Work ID
  • Offer letter of employment from eligible universities
  • Alumni card
  • Sponsor of existing member-owner (Immediate family: children, parents, grandparents, spouse/partner)


Once you’ve opened your membership with UCU, stop by one of our banking hubs to meet with a member of our team. We’ll verify your US mailing address so we can mail your physical UCU debit card.


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 member-owners unparalleled benefits that include the Best Rates in the Nation Guarantee.*


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-owner!

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We're here to guide you on your financial journey

If you have any questions or need additional assistance with your membership application, you can schedule a virtual appointment with a member of our team.

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