Thank you for choosing Education First Credit Union as your financial institution.
We have been meeting the financial needs of educators and those in the education community for over 77 years.
This includes teachers, administrators, staff, students, volunteers, educational support organizations and residents in the Worthington, Westerville, Olentangy, Powell, Gahanna, and German Village communities. It is our pleasure and honor to help you save and/or make more money with our various products and services. We work extremely hard to keep our deposit rates up, our loan rates competitive and fees lower than banks and other financial institutions.
This application process should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and we must receive your opening deposit (minimum of $5.00), which is required in order to activate your account. You can send a check to 501 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081 attention New Accounts, or if you prefer, you may visit one of our three branch offices and make your deposit there, too. We can also help you set up your direct deposit if you need our assistance. You will need to have the following items on hand in order to establish your new account:
- Valid driver’s license or valid passport
- Social Security number
- Mother’s maiden name
- U.S. Citizenship or resident alien status
Important Information about Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions must obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means to you
When you open a new account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to properly identify you. We will also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Education First Credit Union is open for membership to any person who is affiliated with the education community in the state of Ohio. Whether you are an administrator, teacher,custodian or even a volunteer you and your immediate family members are eligible to join the credit union and take advantage of all the great benefits that come along with credit union membership.
Eligible is anyone who attends school, works, lives or worships in the Worthington, Gahanna, Westerville, German Village or Olentangy School Districts. You are also eligible for membership if you work for one of our Select Employee Groups (SEGs). Click Here for a list of SEGs.
Additionally any K-12 student at any school in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties are eligible for membership. All college or university students across the state of Ohio are eligible for membership.
Welcome to Education First Credit Union! We look forward to meeting and serving you.
Benefits of Membership
Join more than 18,000 members of the educational community who are improving their financial well-being as members of Education First Credit Union. You’ll be on your way to a strong financial future with all the great benefits and services Education First Credit Union offers. We have a TIP (Trade, Industry or Profession) Charter. This charter recognizes the common bond of anyone working in the same industry. So whether you are a teacher, employee or someone who works for a business that supports schools you are eligible for membership.
As a full-service financial institution, Education First Credit Union offers many of the products, services and conveniences of any bank including:
|Checking Accounts||Savings Accounts||Visa Credit Cards|
|Home Loans||Home Improvement Loans||Signature Loans|
Once you join Education First Credit Union, your immediate family members are also eligible to join. Credit union membership is truly a “family affair,” and many of our members take pride and satisfaction in bringing the many benefits of membership to those they love. Saving money, earning a better rate of return, and paying the lowest fees possible are just some of the benefits that you and all your family will enjoy!
|Eligible Family Members:*|
|Children||Grandchildren||Step Mother||Step Father|
|Step Children||Step Brother||Step Sister||Father in law|
|Mother in law||Brother in law||Grandmother||Sister in law|
*Also eligible is anyone living within your same household