Especially for Educators

Established in 1955, TBA Credit Union began as an educator’s credit union when a small group of Traverse City educators pooled $50 to pay the credit union charter fee, thus establishing the Traverse City School Employees Credit Union. Though TBACU is now a community credit union serving members within the state of Michigan, the history of the credit union continues to impact the products,  services, and programming that we provide.

Education Programs

Educator Perks

  • Deferred Compensation which is a retirement savings plan offered exclusively to school employees.
  • Annual Educator Edition Newsletter
  • Educator’s Advantage Overdraft Line of Credit
  • Summer Savings to help ease the expense of summer spending.
  • Hall Pass good for one returned non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee per school year.
  • FREE Perk Card with special offers exclusively for school employees.
Sample educator perk card


Additional Ways TBACU Supports the Education Community

  • Sponsorship of the Outstanding Educator Awards, Outstanding Person in Education event, and MARSP- Leelanau Chapter newsletter program.
  • Support of the following scholarship programs;
    • TBA Credit Union Endowed Scholarship Fund at NMC
    • TBA Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarship
    • MARSP- GT Chapter Scholarship Supporter
    • MARSP- Leelanau Chapter Scholarship Supporter
    • MEA-Retired Scholarship Supporter