School is Expensive!
That's why SEFCU created Campus Connect to fit the needs of college students. SEFCU will get you started by making the $1 minimum deposit to open your account. Open a Campus Connect account and you'll have access to:
- Really Free Checking
- FREE ATMs*
- FREE mobile and online services
- FREE account transfer options
- On campus branches
- And so much more!
Really Free Checking
Yes, we really mean free. This account offers no minimum balance requirements and no monthly service charges. You'll also get a free SEFCU Debit Mastercard® to access your money at thousands of ATMs, pay recurring bills, and make purchases anywhere Mastercard is accepted!
FREE ATMs* - more than 55,000 of them!
When you're off campus or traveling, SEFCU has you covered by participating in the Allpoint® network of more than 55,000 ATM locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico! Download the SEFCU Mobile app for your smartphone or click here to find locations close to wherever you are. You'll also find a free SEFCU ATM in most Bruegger's Bagel Bakery locations throughout the Capital Region!
We know money is tight, so if you can't find a SEFCU or Allpoint ATM nearby, rest easy knowing as a Campus Connect member we won't charge you for using other ATMs (charges from other institutions may still apply). But, with an Allpoint ATM available at leading national retailers like Target®, CVS, Sunoco, 7-Eleven, and Walgreens (just to name a few), you should be able to find one near you! You'll quickly start wondering how you ever lived without free Allpoint ATM access.
FREE mobile and online services
Stay connected to your SEFCU account information with "app"-solute convenience! Use our free smartphone apps to access your SEFCU account information, transfer cash, deposit checks, and even locate our ATMs and branches. Just remember, if your parent is a Joint Owner on your account, you won't be able to deposit personal checks from them using our app. Check out our iTeller on-the-Go FAQs page for more information.
We even offer quick Text Banking and super convenient online banking to bank anytime, anywhere, and do almost anything - even pay bills with SEFCU iPay. Chaaaa ching - all for free!
FREE account transfer options
You can take advantage of free, quick, and easy electronic account transfers from any other financial institution right into your SEFCU account. Click here to see a list of convenient ways to have funds transferred into your account while at school - or anywhere!
We're on campus!
SEFCU has a full-service branch on campus at the University at Albany, the University at Buffalo, Skidmore College, and Rensselaer. Click your school's link for branch details and information on how to open an account right on campus.
And so much more!
SEFCU also offers college scholarships, discounted movie tickets, options for overdraft protection, insurance needs, loans and lines of credit**, and much, much more!
Open a Campus Connect account today!
We're a credit union, we support the community, and we're a perfect fit for college students. You'll see!
- Visit a branch near you
- Call the Member Solutions Center at 800-727-3328
- If you are at least 18 years old you can open your account online
SEFCU members are not required to pay a fee at Allpoint ATMs. If a charge screen appears
during your Allpoint ATM transaction, enter "yes" to accept the charge and proceed with your
withdrawal. The additional fee will not be deducted from your SEFCU account. The savings can be
$3 or more per transaction. Please note, at international Allpoint ATMs, you will still be responsible
for the Mastercard® Foreign Currency transaction fee.
Subject to creditworthiness and ability to repay.