Say “Go Buffs!” with your debit card.

Love the Buffs? Show your spirit with a Forever Buffs Visa® debit card. Includes the option to support CU Boulder student scholarships every time you pay. Plus, enjoy all the perks of a free checking account from Elevations Credit Union. Perfect for Buffs fans and CU alumni.

Open account

Forever Buffs Checking Account features:

  • Free Forever Buffs Visa® debit card

  • Option to round up purchases for CU Boulder scholarships

  • $0 minimum deposit

  • $0 monthly fee

  • Eight surcharge-free transactions per month at 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide*

  • Pay with leading mobile wallet apps

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You become a member. We give back.

There are two steps to become a member of Elevations Credit Union:

  1. You become a member. Join Elevations by opening a Membership Savings Account and paying a one-time $5 membership fee. A membership fee is required for each account holder.

  2. We pay it forward. We donate your one-time $5 membership fee to Elevations Foundation(opens in a new window) to support life-changing scholarships for local students and community grants for early childhood development and mental health nonprofits. Once you’re a member, you can apply for checking accounts, credit cards, loans and more.


Round up for scholarships.

Support student scholarships every time you pay with a Forever Buffs Visa® debit card. Simply sign up for our Local Change program, and your debit card purchases will be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra change from Forever Buffs cardholders goes to CU Boulder student and athlete scholarships.

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CU Boulder's University Memorial Center is home to a full-service Elevations branch.

CU Boulder's University Memorial Center is home to a full-service Elevations branch.


Use your Buff OneCard Student ID as a debit card.

Sign up for Buff One Banking — the college checking account designed for CU Boulder students — and get ATM access on campus with your Buff OneCard Student ID. Plus, this checking account has no monthly fee and no minimum balance requirement.

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Bank like a Buff - we are honored to serve the Faculty, Students and Alumni of CU Boulder.

Commonly asked questions

*The first eight (8) CO-OP ATM transactions per month are free of charge. After that, you will be charged $1.50 per CO-OP ATM transaction.