For Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

You have a lot on your mind - we'll make this simple.
We've helped thousands of students over the years, and we understand the financial needs of your student. Our college student accounts give both you and your student easy access to their money.

Why should my son/daughter open an account in Athens?

  • avoid ATM fees
  • the MOST ATMs on campus and around town
  • debit card assistance
  • local, student-friendly service
  • nationwide ATM & branch access
  • easy to cash or deposit checks

What is shared branching?

Participating credit unions from all over the country share facilities through a special network, giving members thousands of branches to perform transactions just as if they were at their home credit union teller counter.

  • depositsATMs
  • withdrawals
  • transfers between accounts

Should I be a joint owner on my son or daughter’s account?

It’s recommended. As a joint owner you can easily make deposits at ATMs, thousands of shared branching locations, with mobile check deposit, and through online transfers from your account to theirs.

As a joint owner, you can call us for account assistance anytime. You can also set up text or email account balance alerts.