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Heading Off to College: Take the Credit Union with You

Are you heading off to college this fall? Don't forget to take your credit union along with you!

Following are tips to help out before you head off to college.

1. Open a Student Survival Account

FORUM offers a Student Survival Account with no minimum balance, no monthly service fee, free CU Online account access, free and unlimited check writing, and free branch access.

2. Get an ATM Card

An ATM card gives you access through automated teller machines (ATM) to your savings and checking accounts. Plus you have access to the Alliance One Surcharge Free Nationwide Network.

3. Get a Debit Card

The ATM/Check Card or debit card, works like a check and an ATM card and is accepted by all merchants or locations displaying the MasterCard logo.

4. Activate CU Online

CU Online is FORUM's online banking service. This revolutionary account access service is free to all members. Along with other beneficial features, CU Online allows you to transfer funds, pay bills, and view account history.

5. Get in the Habit of Balancing Your Checkbook

Balancing your checkbook is a method of verifying your records. Compare your monthly statement or e-Statement with your checkbook register to make sure your checkbook register is up-to-date.

6. Get Account Access for Mom and Dad

Make sure your mom and dad have access to your account so they may transfer money if necessary. CU Online allows them to transfer into your account quickly and easily!

FORUM is here to help you in any way possible as you head off to college! Best of luck to you!

Posted: 3/28/2012 with 0 comments

Categories: College, Education, Students

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