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I already have an Elevations account

To open additional savings, checking, money market or certificate accounts, please visit a branch or give us a call. You can also open additional accounts when you are logged in to online banking—just go to "Products & Services" and you'll see the options under "Open a new Account", or in our mobile app—click "More" at the bottom right of your device. We'd also be happy to help you set up accounts through a secure chat or secure email, just click on the Support link in online banking.

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Why Elevations?

Credit unions are cooperative financial institutions, owned and controlled by the people who use and benefit from the products and services. This makes them unique in the financial services industry. The philosophy of all credit unions is "people helping people." Each member is an equal owner, regardless of how much money he or she has invested with the credit union.

As owners, or “members”, we help each other meet each others financial goals by providing a safe, convenient place for members to save money, get loans at reasonable rates, and receive honest, factual information to help them make better life decisions.

Can I become a Member?

Yes! If you live in Colorado, you can open an account at Elevations. Here’s how:

  • Where do you Live?
    Anyone who lives or works in Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld Counties in Colorado can open an account at Elevations.
  • Do you work or study at CU-Boulder or Naropa University?
    We welcome CU-Boulder and Naropa University students, faculty, staff and alumni association members.
  • Do you work for an employer or organization that has a corporate membership with us?
    Over 200 employers and associations have chosen to offer membership at Elevations as a benefit to their employees. To see if your company is one of them, view our Company Membership List.
  • If your employer does not currently offer membership in Elevations Credit Union, ask your HR professional to contact us:
  • Are You Related to Someone Who Has an Elevations Account? 
    • If you’re related to someone who has an account with Elevations Credit Union, guess what?  Then you can open an account too!
  • Donate to Elevations Foundation.
    I will make a $15 minimum donation to the Elevations Foundation*.

All new accounts are subject to eligibility verification.​​

Once a member, always a member!

If you should ever change jobs, leave school, or move, you retain full membership benefits simply by maintaining a minimum balance of $25 in your savings account. Once a member, always a member!

Are you a New Member? Use this guide to get started.
Quick Reference Guide

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