Why Join the USSFCU?
A Credit Union is a cooperative organization owned entirely by its members and operated for the benefit of all who belong. A Credit Union is different from a bank or savings and loan because it is a not-for-profit organization. With no shareholders to pay, profits are returned to customers, known as members, in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates and low or no fees.
Credit Unions are regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government agency, and are federally insured.
When you choose USSFCU as your financial institution you are not just a customer, you are a valued member. We are committed to providing you with a safe and convenient place to save and an easier, more economical way to borrow, plus:
Check Out the Benefits of USSFCU Membership!
Membership is via sponsorship or contribution.
Sponsorship by an employer
You must be currently employed by or directly retired from one of our Select Employee Groups.
Employees of Select Employee Groups are eligible to become members. Additionally, whether or not the employees themselves become members, they may extend the membership to their immediate families and households.
Sponsorship by a family member or household member
A member in good standing or a current employee of a Select Employee Group may sponsor an immediate family member, as well as others in the same household. This includes:
- Immediate Family (child, sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, stepparent, stepchild, step sibling, or adoptive relationship)
- Household Members (persons living in the same residence and maintaining a single economic unit)
- Organizations of people in one of the above groups
Eligibility through Contribution to the US Capitol Historical Society (USCHS)
As a member of the Society, either as an individual or as an employee of a member organization, you are automatically eligible to join the United States Senate Federal Credit Union. When you join the Society, apply to the Credit Union at the same time. Current members of USCHS are also invited to participate in this member offering.
Read the Brochure for more details
How to start Your Membership
||Download and fill out the Membership Application Form.
Bring the form to any our branches, or
Fax to : (703)329-4955 (outside of Senate Offices)
4- 0522 (inside of Senate Offices)
Mail to: United States Senate Federal Credit Union
National Capitol Station
P.O. Box 77920
Washington, DC 20013-8920
||You must open a primary savings account with a minimum of $5 and one-time-only membership fee of $1.
||Make the switch from other financial institutions to USSFCU with Online Easy Switch Kit
For those joining the US Capitol Historical Society for the first time, to become eligible click here» or read the Brochure for more details
- For details or assistance, call (202) 224-2967 or 1-(800) 374-2758. (outside DC metro area)
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 to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
When you open an account, we will ask for your name(s), address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Membership at USSFCU at a young age means that you get a lifetime of benefits from the very start of your financial future. Unlike other banks and even other credit unions, USSFCU offers a wealth of education and products and services to get you started and keep you interested. You can access information about your accounts from anywhere, anytime with a network of ATMs, shared branches, online and mobile banking and even make deposits remotely using your flatbead scanner or the camera function of your smartphone. Membership also makes you eligible to take part in the USSFCU Student Lending program that includes private student loans and consolidations, to take advantage of discounts and rewards, and to benefit from lower rates on borrowing and higher rates on saving.