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 from five counties in the community, 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.
TBA Credit Union Educator Perk Card

 

Additional Ways TBACU Supports the Education Community

  • Box Tops Challenge
  • Spirit Checks to show your school pride and raise funds for your school. For each box of checks ordered with your school’s logo, TBACU will donate $2 to your school.*
  • 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

*Restrictions may apply. Ask a TBACU Representative for details. Spirit Check payments must total a minimum of $10 for a check to be dispersed to your school. Totals that do not reach $10 will be held until the following year. Checks are issued annually.