Student-Run Credit Union

Program History

TBA Credit Union is committed to advocating financial literacy through creative programs designed especially for area youth.  The Student-Run Credit Union program is free and available to any school within 25 miles of TBACU. Credit union staff members help students operate their own school credit union branches:

  • providing financial education to students,
  • encouraging personal financial responsibility,
  • increasing student confidence,
  • developing responsibility and leadership skills,
  • promoting practical math applications and
  • cultivating career awareness and employ-ability skills.

In 2010, TBA Credit Union launched a unique program designed to encourage fiscal responsibility and leadership skills among area youth. Student-Run Credit Unions were introduced in four local schools that year in November and now fifteen operating branches exist throughout the five-county area. During the 2018-19 school year, 172 student volunteers processed  883 transactions, helping peers from their schools save $11,904.93. The Student-Run Credit Union Program can operate in any school at no cost to participating districts.

If you would like to see a Student-Run Credit Union Program at your school, please contact the marketing team by emailing or by calling 231.946.7090.

Deposit Schedules

SRCU deposit schedules can be found here on our events calendar and will also be posted on our Facebook page.

2019-20 Confirmed Schools

  • Cherry Knoll Elementary
  • Courtade Elementary
  • Eastern Elementary
  • East Middle School
  • Grand Traverse Academy
  • Long Lake Elementary
  • Old Mission Peninsula School
  • TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis
  • Traverse Heights Elementary
  • Westwoods Elementary
  • Willow Hill Elementary
  • Woodland Schools

What do participants say?

“The SRCU (program) has been a very positive experience for the students of Cherry Knoll, as well as for my own son at Westwoods. Students learn about the value of saving, pre-employment skills, and reinforce classroom learning through real-world connections and application. We value our partnership with TBA Credit Union and look forward to continued collaboration for the benefit of our students and community.”

Chris Parker, administrator and SRCU program parent