We welcome faculty, staff, students, alumni, family members and everyone affiliated with the University Community.


University Credit Union is different by design. We were designed by you, for you, and without the conflicts that plague many other financial institutions. We are a strong, vibrant member-owned cooperative that proudly serves the University Community exclusively!

Our team of highly trained experts is focused on providing you a financial edge. For over 67 years, University Credit Union has been an active partner of the University Community. From the early days, when a group of pioneering and passionate UCLA team members created an alternative to for-profit banks, to now where we strive to support almost every area of our University partners’ lives. We invite you to bank with your brain.

Exactly who is eligible? Here's a pretty complete list:


  • Employees at any university, college or other higher learning institution in Southern California.* This includes (but isn't limited to) UCLA, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, Loyola Law School, Mount St. Mary’s University and Otis College of Art and Design.
  • Students and alumni of UCLA, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University and Mount St. Mary’s University or the University of California.
  • J. Paul Getty Trust employees, volunteers and individuals working at any Getty location.
  • West Los Angeles VA Medical Center employees
  • Immediate family members of a current member who joined as an employee, student or alumni of the above university or employer groups. Immediate family members** include parents, step-parents, grandparents, husband, wife, children, step-children, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters
  • Permanent members of a household** of a current member who joined as an employee, student or alumni of the above university or employer groups
  • Retirees of any of the employer groups above
  • Any member in good standing leaving the field of membership as herein defined may retain his/her membership in the Credit Union.

Do you see yourself in one of our listed categories? You can complete a membership application online or mail it or bring it in to one of our offices. If you do not belong to a category listed above, give us a call at 1-800-UCU-4510. With more information about you, we may be able to help you qualify for membership.

Member Testimonial

"After my car was totaled a week ago I was extremely surprised to find I could get a new car for almost the same price. Now I have a new car almost 1 week after losing my old car and I couldn't be happier!"

- Shayla Y.