Credit Unions in Schools
Is there a credit union in a school near you?
Credit unions across the country are opening branch offices in elementary, middle
and high schools. Students may even get the chance to help run a credit union,
serving as tellers, bookkeepers, computer operators, branch managers, and
Being part of a credit union can help establish financial goals—and watch your savings grow. They can provide a convenient place to deposit money you earn on a regular basis, such as an allowance!
Working at a credit union is excellent preparation for the "real world," when you will be responsible for your own finances. Talk to your parent or teacher to see if this is something that might be possible where you go to school.
For information about starting a credit union, you can begin by reviewing NCUA’s Chartering Manual, www.ncua.gov/Legal/GuidesEtc/Pages/Chartering-Manual.aspx
The Chartering Manual provides detailed information on what is required to charter a new credit union.
For additional information, contact NCUA’s Office of Consumer Access at: