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Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Credit Union of America was officially chartered on March 6, 1935 as the “Wichita City Teachers Credit Union.” In 1974 our name officially changed to Credit Union of America to reflect a membership that is now open to members across the country.
CUA’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee are comprised of members who volunteer to guide CUA’s staff. These volunteers are elected by the membership on a yearly basis with three-year terms. Their role is to set general direction and policy to ensure that the credit union is well managed, in compliance with regulatory requirements and financially secure.
Being financially literate is key in managing your money successfully.
CUA speakers are available by appointment for presentations on financial topics. Topics include budgeting, interest, savings and payment methods and can be adapted to fit most requests.
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With teachers as our founders, providing grants to teachers to improve their classrooms and scholarships to students and healthcare workers to further their education is a natural fit.
Apply to win funds from Credit Union of America for teacher grants, student scholarships or nursing continued education. Last year we gave over $28,000 to these programs.
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Kylee Flaherty, a teacher at Heusner Elementary School in Salina, received a $250 grant to purchase books for struggling readers
Courtney Campbell, LPN at Via Christi Hospital – St. Francis was awarded a $500 scholarship to pursue her RN degree at Wichita Area Technical College
Miranda Terry received a $1000 scholarship to pursue a degree in nursing at Newman University
Let us help you make sense of your finances.
Use our calculators to help plan your budgets and expenses. Figure out how much interest you’d earn on the money you’d put in a certificate or calculate what type of loan works best for your needs.
CUA partners with GreenPath to offer members financial literacy tools and debt management counseling services. GreenPath also offers money management webinars live on Wednesdays.
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Creditors look at your credit score to determine how much risk they are taking in lending you money. The higher your score, the lower your risk and that means you will likely receive better loan rates. It’s a good idea to check your credit score once or twice a year for accuracy. Visit annualcreditreport.com for free credit reports every 12 months from TransUnion, Equifax and Experian and to learn how to maximize your credit rating.
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Loan officers in Wichita, Salina and Great Bend can meet with you to discuss your loans and make recommendations. Retirement and Investment Services staff are also available to provide advice on investment decisions.