Welcome to College

Explore UW Credit Union as you prepare for college.

This is the first step of an amazing journey. You’re going to do great things. You will, really.

You’ll also make mistakes along the way. Totally normal. But what if you could avoid some missteps involving money? You can, really.

We have so much knowledge to share—and so do other students who’ve been in your shoes. Learn from us, build smart habits and ask questions along the way. Your future self will thank you.


Welcome to College!

Here's Your Roadmap

Create your own path to financial success. Here are some places to start:

Prepare to succeed in college and beyond. Browse tips and checklists for:

Got Questions About Money?

Great! We take questions from students and answer the most common ones on our Money Questions page.

Where to Find Us

We have branches and ATMs on or near 8 Wisconsin college campuses. Find the ones closest to you or open an account online.


Show Your School Spirit with a Free Debit Card

UW Credit Union offers exclusive UW Campus Debit Cards.

Pair Your Card with the Right Account

Open a checking account, then choose the Campus Package to get lots of free stuff, including a debit card and savings account. You can also get a credit card with no annual fee. Plus, all members get 24/7 mobile banking and surcharge-free ATMs.

Rewards Checking

Classic checking with three options: Premium, Value or Access.

$0 Monthly Fee
With Qualifying Services.
Otherwise, $5-$10 monthly

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Clear Account

Modern account with no checks and no overdrafts.

$0 Monthly Fee
With Direct or Mobile Deposit.
Otherwise, $5 monthly

  • No risk of overdraft
  • No paper checks
  • Free Debit Card
  • No minimum balance

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Borrow Exactly What You Need

Boost your budget and build your credit with a credit card, a student loan or both. Our offerings include:

  • Visa Credit Cards: Building credit is easier than ever with these student-friendly cards. There’s no annual fee, and the limit can be as low as $1,000.
  • Student Loans: Explore affordable loans for undergrads, grad students and families of college students. Or refinance an existing student loan.

Want more information? Talk to one of our experts.

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Paying for College 

Explore different ways to pay for college:

UWCU scholarships
FAFSA and federal student aid
Loans for students and families
Part-time jobs at our branches

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership

When you open an account, you become a member of UW Credit Union. Your membership gives you access to better rates and fewer fees than you'll find elsewhere, plus a range of valuable discounts and services like free financial seminars and budget help.

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