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.

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Elevations Credit Union is the official credit union of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Buff One Banking is our college checking account designed just for CU Boulder students with features you want:

  • No monthly fee

  • No minimum balance

  • Access to financial wellness resources designed just for CU Boulder students

  • A+ tools and features

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Forever Buffs Debit Card


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

Round up for scholarships.

Support student scholarships every time you pay with a Forever Buffs Visa® debit card. Simply sign up for our Round Up 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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Bank like a Buff - Elevations Credit Union is the official Credit Union of CU Boulder.

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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 the Local Change 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.

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.

Elevations Foundation, DBA the Local Change Foundation, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.