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OUCU has been a part of campus life for more than 57 years. We hope you'll become a member of the area's premier not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative.

PROMOTION: Start your account online by June 4 and you'll get 2 entries to win an iPad! Visit our orientation booth in Baker Center 3rd fl to sign your paperwork and get great gifts. We'll have carabiner wallets, backsacks and more!

Check out this great article from Nerd Wallet: "Credit Union vs. Bank - Which is Better for Students?". It gives some useful comparisons between Ohio University Credit Union and a bank.

Our international student page offers helpful information for incoming international students

Campus Student Package

  • 3 campus ATMs and 8 area ATMs - the most ATMs in the area & on campus
  • FREE checking, no minimum balance
  • FREE savings
  • FREE Visa Debit card
  • FREE CATS Online internet & mobile banking
  • FREE text and email alerts
  • FREE online bill payment with FREE electronic statement service
  • FREE nationwide access at credit union offices in the shared branching network
  • FREE ATM access through no-surcharge network ATMs
  • You'll also get 5 free non-OUCU ATM transactions in a month. Please note the other institution may impose a charge.
     Join now to open an account!


    Parents, be sure to stop by our table in Baker Center, 3rd fl to pick up your free "Proud OHIO Parent" window cling. And when your student joins, you can enter to win one of our Bobcat Parent Perks.

    Grand Prize; One night's stay, plus complimentary breakfast at the Ohio University Inn
    Prize: OUCU summer fun pack - deluxe stadium blanket, grocery tote, tumbler with straw
    Prize: OUCU tailgate fun pack - deluxe stadium blanket, stadium cushion, travel mug

Optional Student Products:

Also check out some additonal tips and FAQs in our Parent Tips brochure.

Visa Platinum & Visa Platinum Rewards

Start your financial future and the road to a good credit history from the people that want to see you be successful. Many parents want their student to have a credit card for emergencies or for larger purchases like books. Credit card statement can be mailed home if you prefer. Under new regulations, a parental or other co-signer is now required if you are under 21 years of age.

Are you an OU student employee?

Then you're eligible for direct deposit of your OU paycheck.

  • Funds are posted to your OUCU account the morning of each payday.
  • Sign up for direct deposit at the credit union or the OU Payroll office.