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Joining CUA

What is a Credit Union?

  •  A credit union is a group of people (identified as "members") formed around a common bond such as employment type/employer, geographic area or a specific interest.
  •  Credit unions are “not-for-profit” and our net income after expenses is returned to our members in the form of dividends (interest) and/or new financial services, technology, branches, etc. At a for-profit bank the income is returned to a small group of stockholders.

Who Can Join CUA?

  •  Employed in the field of education in the state of Kansas
  •  Retired from the field of education in the state of Kansas
  •  Work for a CUA Employer Partner
  •  Be a family member of an existing CUA member
  •  Resident, employee or paid in the following counties: Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Cowley, Dickenson, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Kiowa, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion,  McPherson, Mitchell, Morris, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Rooks, Russell, Rush, Saline, Sedgwick, Stafford, Sumner or Wabaunsee. 
  •  Any non-profit, small business, organization, trust or custodial account whose signatory would otherwise be eligible for membership by the criteria above.
  •  As a member of the American Consumer Council (ACC) membership can be completed at CUA for no additional cost.

How Do I Join?

Joining is easy! Open a share in the credit union with $25 and you'll have access to all of the products and services CUA has to offer.

Click here to open online, or visit one of our many Kansas locations.