Get Ready for College
Managing your money while you’re at school is easy, and UW Credit Union can help. We’re located in your neighborhood (and throughout Wisconsin), so stop by your nearest branch or open your account online.
Student College Checklist
- Download a spending plan.
Download our worksheet to help figure out your budget.
- Open an account.
We have several accounts to choose from—check out the details below.
- Set up Direct Deposit.
If you’ll be working, have your employer deposit paychecks directly into your account.
- Download our Mobile App.
Connect your account to your phone for easy mobile access.
- Share with your parents.
Your parents can transfer money into your account, so make sure they have your account info if that’s something you’ve agreed on.
Whichever account you choose, you’ll benefit from:
- Online Banking & Web Pay
- Mobile App
- Chip Debit Cards
- Notifications via Push, Email & Text
- Credit Score
- Money Management Tools
- Text Banking
- Worldwide ATM Coverage
What Is a Credit Union?
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. Everyone who joins a credit union becomes a member-owner, with a vote and a say in how the credit union is run.
Credit unions return profits to members in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings dividends, fewer fees, and expanded products and services.
UW Credit Union is a full-service financial organization. We provide spending, saving, borrowing and investing resources for our nearly 250,000 members, including thousands of college students in Wisconsin and beyond.
Our commitment is to help make your life easier and improve your financial well-being.