About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Since our founding in 1934, we have been singularly focused on one thing: providing world-class personal service and financial security to our Members.

This isn’t just something we say—everything thing we do, every decision we make, is with an unwavering commitment to serving the best interests of our Members.

Although we offer the same products and services as other financial institutions, our structure and culture are vastly different. Banks are for profit, while credit unions are Member-owned financial cooperatives, meaning our excess earnings are returned to our Members in the form of lower rates on loans, higher rates on savings, low-to-no fees, and many complimentary services. We take to heart the “people helping people” philosophy, the principle on which credit unions were founded. Pledging ourselves to this idea not only means our steadfast dedication to Member service, but also actively supporting the communities we serve through events, donations, scholarships, and financial literacy programs.

Consumer Reports recently published findings from a study they’ve been conducting since 2012 to rate “key aspects of customer service care” across 22 industries. Credit unions were rated the best industry with a score of 90 out of 100. And, SchoolsFirst FCU ranked the best among all credit unions nationwide.

We serve school employees and their families in the ten counties of Southern California. As the largest education-based credit union in the U.S., and the fifth largest credit union by asset size, our financial stability can be attributed to one thing: continually providing our Members with world-class personal service to help them better their financial lives .

Equal Housing Lender. Federally Insured by NCUA.

SchoolsFirst FCU is an equal opportunity employer.
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SchoolsFirst FCU Member Testimonials

Hear directly from our Members about SchoolsFirst FCU and our service philosophy!

SchoolsFirst FCU Careers

We’re always looking for talented, service-oriented people to join our exceptional team.

In 2015 for the fourth consecutive year, our Members voted us the best credit union in the OC Register’s “Best of Orange County.” This is truly an honor and a testament to our team’s commitment and dedication to serving them and each other every day.

Whether you work in a branch or at one of our administrative offices, you can have the opportunity to make a difference in our Members’ lives, every day.

Our Values

We serve our Members and each other with warmth and empathy
We treat others with respect and courtesy
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards
We use our Members’ resources wisely and make sound financial decisions
We work together to be more effective within our credit union and the community
We believe in the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”
We value our teammembers and their contributions
We are passionate about service, and that shows in everything we do



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About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SchoolsFirst FCU is a financial cooperative for school employees and their families. For more than 80 years, we’ve been tailoring financial products and services to meet the unique needs of all school employees—from teachers, to groundskeepers, to administrators.

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