Hometown Hero Checking Account

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Who’s Eligible?

University Credit Union is rewarding Hometown Heroes who put their lives on the line every day to help our university communities. Hometown Heroes are anyone eligible to join UCU who belong to one of the following special categories:

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Hospital Staff
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Military (Active Duty)
Heroes will need to provide a current ID card or badge to verify eligibility.

 Checking Account 1

  • No monthly service fee with direct deposit
  • No minimum balance required
  • FREE fee forgiveness refund*
  • FREE box of basic checks
  • FREE temporary checks
  • FREE notary services for UCU documents
  • FREE replacement cards
  • FREE debit card issued instantly in a branch
  • FREE access to 30,000 surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs
  • FREE Bill Pay
  • FREE Mobile Deposit and Mobile App**
  • FREE Shared Branching access to close to 6,000 Kiosks and branches
1 Account requires badge or ID and direct deposit into an active Hometown Hero checking account. Savings account required with a minimum deposit of $5 *One single fee can be refunded per month. Must submit form to request refund within 30 days of statement. Fee Forgiveness is activated for new Hometown Hero accounts 90 days after the account is opened and eligible for refunds on fees that post after the first 90 days. **Cellular service carrier data charges may apply.