Buff One Banking


Buff One Banking is the ONLY account that transforms your Buff OneCard Student ID into an ATM card. We are the only financial institution with a branch on campus, right in the UMC. Buff One Banking includes:

  • Checking with no minimum balance and no monthly service charges.
  • Free Visa Debit Card with rewards.
  • Free mobile, tablet and online banking with free bill pay and mobile deposit.
  • Convenient access online, on campus, and beyond.
  • Savings Account with a $25 minimum balance. (Your membership share in Elevations Credit Union.)
  • (NEW!) Sign up for Buff One Banking and receive a free Boulder B-cycle Semester Pass (normally $45). B-Cycle is Boulder's non-profit bike share program. Semester Pass holders can take an unlimited number of trips under 30 minutes. Once you open your Buff One Banking account, a Boulder B-Cycle promo code will be sent to you to redeem your Semester Pass.

What you will need to open your account:

  • current drivers license, state ID card or passport
  • initial funding of account: check, debit card number or information from another financial institution (routing & account number)
  • social security number

More resources to help you succeed:

Buff One Banking Access

  • Branch on campus (view campus map) plus 5,000 Shared Branches nationwide.
  • 8 Free ATMs on campus (view campus map) plus 30,000 ATMs nationwide.
  • Free Online Banking.
  • Free eDocuments with optional mailed documents for $3.00/month.
  • Free Automated Telephone Teller can be reached at  303.449.9999.
  • Contact Center. Call 303.443.4672 or toll-free at 800.429.7626.

Need Money from Home?

  • Make deposits at over 5,000 CO-OP Shared Branches.
  • Parents who are joint on their student's account and have a Visa Debit Card can make deposits at over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide.
  • Online transfer funds options allow parents to easily transfer money into student accounts.
  • Parents can make mail-in deposits.
  • Parents can wire money to their student’s account for fast, emergency cash.
  • Parents can give their student an allowance directly from their paycheck if direct deposit is available from their employer.

Call us: 303.443.4672, 800.429.7626 | Apply by Mail | Stop by a branch