Open an Account - Apply for a Loan

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 other’s 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 Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Adams 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, go to our Company Membership List.

    If your employer does not currently offer membership in Elevations Credit Union, ask your HR professional to contact us:
    Call: 303.443.4672, x 1155
    Email: dennis.paul@elevationscu.com
    Download our Member Group Application (PDF)
    Once your application is received, we will contact you to schedule an orientation on-site at your location. We look forward to serving you.

  • 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!

  • Don't see an avenue for you?
    When you make a donation to the Elevations Foundation (minimum of $15.00), you are eligible to become a member of Elevations Credit Union. Donate today.

Once a member, always a member!

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

Need More Info? Have Questions? Let us help! 
Call 303.443.4672. 
Toll-free, dial 800.429.7626
Send a secure email

Check your application status:


If you applied for an account or loan at Elevations and want to check on the status, it's easy!

Non-Students:
click here
CU Students:
click here


Type in your email where it asks "Already Applied Online for an Elevations Loan?"