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Banking Services for UCLA Students

University Credit Union (UCU) is the only financial institution with an on-campus branch - and the only one offering a service package exclusively for UCLA students!


UCU proudly serves the UCLA community. The Bruin Banking Bundle is just one way we pay special attention to a student's needs. We can help make handling your money easier while in school, and help you build a solid financial foundation for the real world.

The Bruin Banking Bundle includes:
 
College Checking Features
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College Checking Account

  • No monthly fees with account activity, otherwise $5 per month
  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Free Visa Check Card
  • Free 24/7 Online & Mobile Banking
  • Web Bill Pay
  • Free eStatements
  • Fee Forgiveness - one free NSF, Overdraw or ATM fee refund per month


  • It also includes an interest-earning savings account.

    Please note: The College Checking account is available to undergraduates, ages 18-23. If you are under 18 years of age, you must contact UCU before submitting an application to open an account.

    Only UCLA On-Campus Branch
    UCU has a full-service, on-campus branch, located at UCLA's Ackerman Union, A-Level (across from textbooks). Make deposits or withdrawals, open new accounts and more! Stop by on your way to or from class!

    9 UCLA Campus ATMs
    Conveniently located near cafeterias, snack machines and all around campus, so you can get cash anytime you need it.

    6,800 Shared Branch locations
    Access your UCU account at over 6,800 shared branch locations across the country. Convenient access especially when you travel or go home for school breaks.

    Free Mobile Banking App
     
    Access your UCU account information wherever you go with your Apple or Android phone or tablet. Our FREE Mobile Banking app allows you to view balances and recent transactions, transfer funds, find free CO-OP ATM and Shared Branching locations, make loan payments and more!

    Fee Forgiveness
    We know mistakes can happen. We understand. With the College Checking account, you can receive one free refund of an NSF, Overdraw or ATM fee per month, up to $30. You must submit a form to request refund within 30 days of statement.

    Free VISA Check/ATM Card
    Use it on campus, online and any place in the world that accepts VISA debit cards. It's also your ATM card which gives you access to over 28,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide, including 7-Eleven store locations.

    Free 24-hour Online Banking
    Another great use for your computer. Our Home Branch is FREE for you to check accounts, transfer funds and more. It's banking anytime you want, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Web Bill Pay
    Pay your bills with our automatic, online Web Bill Pay. You're in total control to pay the exact amount, when you want.

    Textbook Loans
    Need cash for books? We offer textbook loans for students with limited or no credit. With a College Checking account you may be eligible for up to $750 for textbooks. See rates.

    Computer Loans for Students
    Thinking about buying a PC, MAC or laptop? We offer computer loans for students with limited or no credit. With a College Checking account you may be eligible for up to $1,500 for a new computer! See rates.

    Classic MasterCard
    This low rate MasterCard is handy when you're short on cash, and it's a great way to build a credit record!

    Overdraft Protection Options
    Prevent returned checks by automatically having them covered with one of our overdraft protection options.

    Car Loans
    Need some wheels? UCU's Car Loans for new or used vehicles are great with low fixed rates, flexible terms and no application fees. Apply for your loan online.

    Annual College Scholarship Program
    As a college student and UCU member, you'll be eligible to apply for scholarships we award every year.

    How to Open Your Account:

    Open your account with the credit union now. Download the new account form and submit it to us with your opening deposit.

    Or visit our full-service, UCLA branch in Ackerman Union and open your account in person.

    International Students: If you are not a U.S. person, as identified in the Membership Card under TIN Certification, click to print a copy of the W-8 BEN form and the W-8 BEN instructions. Complete the form and attach it to your membership application.

    UCU is the student's source for low-cost financial services. Open your account today!

    *Must submit form to request refund within 30 days of statement. Fee Forgiveness for NSF, Overdraw Privilege or ATM Usage Fee Refund is activated for new College Checking accounts 90 days after the account is opened and eligible for refunds on fees that post after the first 90 days.



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