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.
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Accounts for Every Age and Every Stage

All our accounts offer a hassle-free way for you to manage your finances—whether you want the simplicity of our Clear Account or the money-saving features offered with our Rewards Premium Checking.

Whichever account you choose, you’ll benefit from:

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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.

Become a Member of UW Credit Union

Joining UW Credit Union is easy when you’re a college student. Learn more about membership and how to get started.

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