Student Credit Unions

Financial education today. Smart financial decisions for life.

Premier Members CU has partnered with several local area high schools to sponsor student branches that teach important financial education account management and lessons prior to graduation. The program is designed with teacher and parent involvement to assist the student in preparing to manage their finances responsibly once they graduate and move on to college or a career.

Once graduated, the students’ accounts graduate with them as all student credit union accounts convert to Premier Members CU accounts. At the moment student credit union membership is established all of the products, services, and benefits that are available to Premier Members CU members are available to Student Credit Union members. They are one in the same.

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Panther Student Credit Union

Panther Student Credit Union is the Boulder High School branch of the Premier Members CU Student Credit Union Program. For specific information on the benefits of the Student Credit Union program, the services offered, and enrollment information, click on Student CU.

Message from Your Principal

As part of the partnership between Boulder High and Premier Members CU, BHS Principal James A. Hill submitted the following letter to parents and students:

Boulder High School Principal Letter

Panther Student Credit Union

Location: Boulder High Cafeteria
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday
Hours of Operation: Open During Lunches
Contact Info: 303.657.7558 or panthers@pmcu.org

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Coyote Student Credit Union

Coyote Student Credit Union is the Monarch High School branch of the Premier Members CU Student Credit Union Program. For specific information on the benefits of the Student Credit Union program, the services offered, and enrollment information, click on Student CU.

Message from Your Principal

As part of the partnership between Monarch High and Premier Members CU, MHS Principal Neil Anderson submitted the following letter to parents and students:

Monarch High Principal Letter

Coyote Student Credit Union

Location: Monarch High Student Center
Days of Operation: Monday & Wednesday
Hours of Operation: Open During Tutor Time
Contact Info: 303.657.7558 or coyotes@pmcu.org


 

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Knight Student Credit Union

Knight Student Credit Union is the Fairview High School branch of the Premier Members CU Student Credit Union Program. For specific information on the benefits of the Student Credit Union program, the services offered, and enrollment information, click on Student CU.

Message from Your Principal

As part of the partnership between Fairview High and Premier Members CU, FHS Principal Don Stensrud submitted the following letter to parents and students:

Fairview High Principal Letter

Knight Student Credit Union

Location: On the Bridge in the Main Hallway
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday
Hours of Operation: Open During Lunches
Contact Info: 303.657.7558 or knights@pmcu.org

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Warrior Student Credit Union

Warrior Student Credit Union is the Centaurus High School branch of the Premier Members CU Student Credit Union Program. For specific information on the benefits of the Student Credit Union program, the services offered, and enrollment information, click on Student CU.

Message from Your Principal

As part of the partnership between Centaurus High and Premier Members CU, CHS Principal Daniel Ryan submitted the following letter to parents and students:

Centaurus High Principal Letter

Warrior Student Credit Union

Location: Centaurus High Student Center
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday
Hours of Operation: Open During Lunches
Contact Info: 303.657.7558 or warriors@pmcu.org

Special Promotion – Free $25 Cash!

Join the Student Credit Union and during the first five months from when the new account is opened, you’ll earn $5 each month when five or more purchases are made with your new Visa Debit Card.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding becoming a member, opening new products our SCU’s, or general questions/concerns about SCU’s, please use the following email address: student@pmcu.org or contact our Student Branch Liaison, Steve Carr, at 303.657.7558.

Employment Information

We are always looking for qualified students looking for opportunities to work at both a SCU and Premier Members CU. Email us to check on the availability of job positions at student@pmcu.org.

About Student Credit Unions

Why A Student Credit Union?

Financial education today. Smart financial decisions for life.

Boulder Valley School District and Premier Members Credit Union have partnered to develop a financial education program that will prepare you for the real world. Our slogan is “Financial education today. Smart financial decisions for life.”

The facts support that high school students are typically unprepared for the financial challenges ahead of them as they prepare for college or entering the workforce:

  • Nearly 20% of high school students spend most or all of their money as soon as they get it
  • Only 28% of high school students have a savings and checking account despite the fact that they are excellent tools for teaching financial responsibility
  • One out of three high school seniors uses credit cards
  • More than 54% of college freshman carry a credit card and bring an average balance of $1,585 in debt to campus with them
  • Nearly 10% of college students will drop out of school because of credit problems and the proportion of bankruptcy filers under 25 has risen from under 1% in 1995 to more than 5%
  • Education is a key component that helps teens learn how to use credit cards responsibly while building credit and formulating sensible usage habits

Learning how to use credit responsibly and establishing a good credit history is a key factor for success in adult life. Unfortunately, Credit Building 101 isn’t a class typically offered to most high school teens.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Boulder Valley School District to establish a safe, positive educational tool that not only teaches young adults the value of credit, but the skills to use it wisely.

A Great Choice for Today And Tomorrow

Joining a credit union while you’re young could be one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. That’s because your Student Credit Union can meet all your financial needs during high school, college and beyond. Premier Members CU provides better service with less fees and better rates than a bank. Not to mention, that as your needs grow, we’ll grow with you, so you’ll always have a reliable, honest place to go for life’s biggest monetary decisions.

Joining a credit union while you’re young could be one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. That’s because your Student Credit Union can meet all your financial needs during high school, college and beyond. Premier Members CU provides better service with less fees and better rates than a bank. Not to mention, that as your needs grow, we’ll grow with you, so you’ll always have a reliable, honest place to go for life’s biggest monetary decisions.

Student CU Services Offered

Taking control of your finances is part of growing up!

Hey, you’re young. We get it. And your financial needs to date have been pretty basic. Spending money. Gas money. A place to deposit birthday checks. But, like it or not, (and you probably do) you’re getting older. Along with adulthood comes independence and responsibility. That’s where the Premier Members Student Credit Union program comes in.

As YOUR credit union, our products and services are specifically designed to make the leap to managing your own finances as painless as possible. In fact, you might say we can make this fun. And educational. And yes, the two really can go together!

And don’t forget – once you graduate, your account graduates with you and remains accessible at Premier Members CU with all the additional services and benefits we offer.

Enrollment

Student Credit Union Program

The simplest and most direct way to enroll is through your high school student credit union branch. Enrollment packets are available at the branches and can be returned to these branches or directly to a Premier Members CU branch.

If you would prefer to access and print the enrollment documents online, they are provided via the step-by-step process below:

STEP 1 – Print the Membership Signup Checklist:

SCU – Sign up Checklist

STEP 2 – Read and Learn About All That Your Credit Union Offers

Information, Brochures & Special Offers:

STEP 3 – Fill out the Required Forms

Required Forms:

  • Debit Card/Account Agreement
  • Credit Card Agreement
  • You will need to include $5 minimum deposit in cash/check when opening
  • You will need a Copy of your Student ID and Driver’s License (if you have one)
  • If you sign up for Student Credit Card, you will need a Copy of one of your Parent/Guardian Driver’s License

STEP 4 – Enclose in Envelope and Turn Into Student Branch or Premier Members CU Branch

Once you have completed the above and used the checklist to verify you have all required documents you should turn your packet into your high school student credit union staff during regular branch hours or to a Premier Members CU branch.