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We are preparing for our integration with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
On November 1, our products and services will transition to SchoolsFirst FCU. This involves the integration of many systems and we want to ensure we are preparing for a flawless experience for our Members.

Providing superior Member service is our priority
We’re very sorry that we are not offering new Memberships for now. We believe opening a new Schools Financial Membership now, only to transition it to SchoolsFirst FCU a short time later, would not provide the World-Class Personal Service we want to deliver and that you deserve.

You can join SchoolsFirst FCU today
We want you to enjoy the benefits of Membership right away and encourage you to consider opening a SchoolsFirst FCU Membership now. You can join online or by visiting the new SchoolsFirst FCU Crocker Village branch at 3640 Crocker Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento.
On November 2, Members will have access to 65 SchoolsFirst FCU branches in California, including 12 branches in the Sacramento area, and more than 28,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs across the country.
To learn more about what Membership can offer, please visit schoolsfirstfcu.org.


We serve the educational community in the state of California.

School Employees
Employees of:

  • Public elementary and secondary schools
  • County Superintendents of Schools
  • Private elementary and secondary schools listed in the California Department of Education School Directory
  • Community colleges
  • Authorized colleges and universities
  • Authorized education foundations

Also eligible:
Members of the Board of Trustees of eligible schools.

Retired School Employees
Employees who have retired from an eligible school and are receiving a pension or annuity from that entity's retirement program (such as CalSTRS or CalPERS).

Immediate family members of existing Schools Financial Members, which includes:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild