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: Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gray, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Kingman, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Miami, Mitchell, Morris, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Rush, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Stafford, Sumner, Wabaunsee, or Wyandotte.
- 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. Visit one of our convenient locations to join!