How to Join PSECU

How to Join PSECU

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your bank’s high
fees, or do you wish your bank paid a little more attention to your personal

If so, you’re not alone – few banks offer fee-free
checking accounts or the personalized services that many people are looking
for. As a result, more than 117.3 million people across the U.S.
have turned to credit unions like PSECU to enjoy greater financial freedom.

As a credit union, we are member owned and not for
profit, which means unlike a bank, we return surplus earnings to our members through
Money Back Banking, providing everyday value with benefits like free checking,
surcharge-free ATMs plus rebates*, cash rewards, low-rate refinance options,
and more because we believe that your money should stay where it belongs – with

While anyone can join a bank, credit unions have
eligibility requirements for membership. At PSECU, we offer many ways for
people of all stages of life to become a member. These are the four paths you
can take toward becoming a PSECU member:

1. Family or Those
You Reside With

An easy way to become eligible to join PSECU is
through association. If you live with someone who is a PSECU member (such as a
roommate), or if you are related to a current PSECU member, you can start
taking advantage of all the benefits we have to offer.

Qualifying relatives include:

  • Spouse
  • Parent or stepparent
  • Child or stepchild
  • Sibling or stepsibling
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Adoptive relationships

2. Education

Whether you’re currently attending a college with
a PSECU relationship or you’re a staff member or alumnus of a PSECU-affiliated
school, we invite you to join PSECU through your campus affiliation.

We work with a wide range of universities across
Pennsylvania to offer financial services right on campus. You can feel free to
stop by one of our campus locations any time for helpful tips on making the
most of your PSECU account.

Check out our campus locations to see if your school is in PSECU’s field
of membership.

3. Employment

Are you a Pennsylvania state or local government
employee, or do you work at a municipality or school district? If so, you’re
eligible for PSECU membership.

Along with these workplaces, many other employers across the state also offer membership as a benefit. In fact, more than 1,000 employers throughout Pennsylvania provide PSECU membership eligibility. Check with your employer to find out if they offer credit union membership as an employee benefit.

4. Pennsylvania
Recreation and Park Society Membership

Don’t meet any of the criteria above? No problem! You can still become
eligible for PSECU membership by joining the Pennsylvania Recreation
and Park Society (PRPS)

PRPS is a statewide association providing education, advocacy, and
resources for those working and volunteering to manage Pennsylvania’s 6,000+
local parks. Park and recreation departments provide safe and affordable
recreation opportunities, creating stronger and more inclusive communities.

PRPS membership dues are $20, but we cover $10
when you select to join PRPS during our application

Why Switch to

Now that you know how to join us, you may still be wondering what
advantages we offer over traditional banks. Check out a couple of the many benefits of credit unions to help
you make an informed decision about choosing our services:

  • Lower fees and
    better rates:
    Because we’re a not-for-profit organization, we
    offer the same or similar products and services as banks, but with few, if any,
    fees. In most cases, our loan rates are competitive with other lenders.
  • Nontraditional
    Along with our value, we also provide many unique benefits you won’t
    likely find at a bank. From product discounts and
    to college scholarships and free financial education resources,
    our perks strengthen the financial well-being of both our members and our local

If you’d like more information, feel free to contact
with any questions about our member benefits.

Join PSECU Today

When you choose to make the switch to PSECU, you’re doing more than
just changing financial institutions – you’re taking control of your financial
future. Once you join, you can enjoy our services for life – even if life takes
you out of Pennsylvania. We serve members throughout the state, across the
country, and even around the world.

Since 1934, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping people like you reach
their financial goals and make smart financial decisions. More than 450,000
members enjoy the benefits of PSECU – and, with all the paths you can take
toward PSECU membership, you can quickly start experiencing these benefits,

If you’re ready to begin your financial journey with us, why wait? Apply today to become a member.


If you use an outofnetwork ATM and get charged, we’ll rebate fees up to $20/month with direct deposit, and up to $8/month without. 

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