Buff One Checking for CU Boulder Students

  • No Minimum Balance

  • Free Bill Pay

  • One Free Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Fee per Year

Elevations Credit Union has the only checking account that transforms your BuffOne Card Student ID into an ATM card. This partnership with CU Boulder, as well as a branch and ATMs on campus, gives you easy access to your money and helps you avoid fees. Because this is the first checking account for many students, we know you might make a mistake or two, so we cancel one Non-Sufficient Funds fee per year on request.


  • Activate your Buff OneCard Student ID at the campus branch.
  • Choose free eStatements or mailed statements for $3.00/month.
  • 30,000 ATMs and 5,000 Shared Branches.

  • Minimum recommended to open: $50 ($25 savings, $25 checking)

Common Checking Account Requests

 Call us: 303.442.4672, 800.429.7626 | Apply by Mail | Stop by a branch

For Checking Account Terms and Conditions Disclosure see the Fee Schedule for associated fees such as non-sufficient funds fee, card replacement fee, etc.