Becoming a Member Join Credit Union of America by opening a share/savings account with at least $25. This account establishes your ownership in the credit union and gives you access to all products, services and benefits offered. We understand that classroom needs often exceed what budget allows for. CUA offers teacher grants to help fill the gap. Members can request up to $500 by submitting an application at Applications are due June 30 and October 31 each year. Our TGIF program is funded by CUA's Give Back Platinum Visa credit card. A portion of all interest paid goes to the grant program at no cost to the member. Apply for your credit card today at and enjoy a low introductory rate! Teacher Grants... Ideas Financed