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Keepin' it Real

Life is hard enough, don't complicate your wallet. CUA has options for students that can help you establish your own financial accounts and learn how to manage them.

No Brainer...We'll Help
At CUA you'll find online and in-person resources whether you're opening your first checking account, shopping for a car, trying to find an ATM while you're backpacking in Europe or going to college out of town.

Get started
In the chart below, find your age and the type of account you'd like to own and then check out the requirements to get started.  If you have questions contact us by email or live chat (top right corner).

Your Age  Type of Account Balance to Open  Parent or Guardian
as Co-owner 
Identification Needed  Info Needed for Everyone on Account 
13 & Under Any deposit account Varies by account  Yes  Parent's driver's license & social security card, student's social security card  Address, phone, email
 14-15 Savings Account without ATM card  $25.00   No Student's Social security card and driver's license or school issued Student ID
 14-15 Savings Account with ATM card, Holiday Club, Special Purpose Savings, Share Certificate, IRA $25.00 Yes 
14-15 Checking Account, with free debit card, bill pay, eStatements $50   Yes
16-17 Checking Account, with free debit card, bill pay, eStatements $50  No, if you complete an online checking tutorial with at least 14 correct answers. Please print your results & bring to account opening.
18 & Over Auto loans and Laptop Loans  Not applicable No  All of the above and proof of income

 Access to Your Money 24/7 

Time for College
We offer options to help pay for college as well as ways to learn about preparing for the next step in your education.  

  • CUA awards scholarships from $500-$1,000 each year to eligible members.

Shape Up
Get financially fit online with GreenPath. And, it's free! You'll find the basics of financial management, earning a positive credit score rating, comparing costs of financial services, and more!