FOR CU BOULDER STUDENTS
Buff One Banking helps you bank like a buff.
Sign up for Buff One Banking — the college checking account designed for CU Boulder students, with no monthly fee, no minimum balance, digital banking and get ATM access on campus with your Buff OneCard Student ID. Plus, access the full-service Elevations branch on campus at the UMC and get eight surcharge-free transactions per month** at nearly 30,000 ATMs nationwide.
FOR BUFFS FANS & ALUMNI
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.
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
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.
Bank like a Buff - Elevations Credit Union is the official Credit Union of CU Boulder.
GET STARTED WITH ELEVATIONS
You become a member. We give back.
There are two steps to become a member of Elevations Credit Union:
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.
We pay it forward. 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.We donate your one-time $5 membership fee to
Once you’re a member, you can apply for checking accounts, credit cards, loans and more.
Commonly asked questions
Buff One Banking is a checking account designed for CU Boulder students who are currently enrolled. It allows students to use their Buff OneCard Student ID as their debit card at ATMs on campus. Forever Buffs Banking is designed for CU alumni and Buffs fans, featuring a CU-themed debit card and the option to round up for CU Boulder scholarships.
Yes! Forever Buffs Banking is designed for anyone who loves the Buffs, whether you’re a CU alum or just a Buffs fan.
There’s no minimum balance requirement for Elevations Free Checking, Buff One Banking and Forever Buffs Banking. All members are required to pay a one-time $5 membership fee and have a Membership Savings Account (also with no minimum balance requirement).
Here’s how ATM fees work for our checking accounts:
Free, unlimited withdrawals at Elevations ATMs
8 surcharge-free transactions per month at over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide*
2 surcharge-free transactions per month at other ATMs (charges from the owner of the ATM will apply)
Please see our fee schedule for more details.
*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.