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Banking for the CCSU Community - 
Students, Staff & Alumni

Why choose a credit union over a traditional bank? Credit unions offer better rates, lower fees and personalized service focused on your needs.  We are your on-campus and online financial resource!

You need the right tools and resources to help you manage your money. 

  • Start with our student budget calculator.
  • Then, pick up a few helpful money management tips in our online articles.
  • And lastly, have some fun watching our short and insightful money management videos.     

Student Banking Brochure                SPECIAL OFFER

Smart Checking Account for Students

Manage your money without any hassles.

Smart Checking accounts are available for CCSU students up to age 24.

To start banking with Achieve Financial, simply open and maintain a $5.00 balance in a Smart (savings) account.  Then a Smart checking account may be opened.


  • No monthly service charge or minimum balance*
  • Overdraft forgiveness**
  • Achieve CCSU Debit Card                                                      
  • Turn your debit card off & on -
    protect against fraud with the CardValet® App   
  • 30,000 surcharge free ATMs nationwide through the CO-OP and SUM networks
  •  Pay Anyone  - send money to a friend using their email or mobile number1
  • Mobile and Online Banking
  • Custom Account Alerts (via email and texts)
  • Mobile Check Deposit
  • Direct deposit available
  • Optional Apple Pay™ with your debit card
  • eStatements and Online Bill Pay
  • External account transfer to another financial institution

*Account holder must maintain a Smart Savings account with a minimum balance of $5.00. **This checking account has no NSF fees and no savings overdraft transfer fees. 1Pay Anyone can be accessed through the Achieve Mobile banking app.  Senders must have an Achieve debit card.  Recipients must have a U.S. based savings, checking, or debit card.  CardValet is a registered trademark of Fiserv, Inc., or its affiliates. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Open a Smart Savings Account with $5.00 to Begin

You’ll need your driver’s license, Social Security number, home address and a credit or debit card to open a savings account with $5.00.

Open an Account On-campus at the Achieve Office
Located in the Student Center - Next to the Bookstore.

Or visit one of our branches at:
450 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06052
1064 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450

Questions? Call us: 860.828.2790 or 888.242.2600

On-Campus Banking Services

Personal Teller Machine (PTM)

Located in the Student Center Card Office

Two Achieve Financial ATMs On–Campus

  • Located outside the Student Center building (Parking lot side)
  • Davidson Hall - First Floor

Banking at the touch of your finger

Simply tap the screen and it will dial into the credit union. Speak with a live teller using secure video conferencing technology.

  • Cash payroll and personal checks.
  • Deposit cash to your account with up to 50 bills at one time.
  • The PTM counts the cash for you!
  • Deposit checks to your account.
  • Withdraw cash from your account.
  • Withdraw a credit union check from your account.
  • Make a payment on a credit union loan with cash or a check.

Students - Need Money from Home?

  • Parents can mail in deposits to Achieve Financial Credit Union P.O. Box 7030, Berlin, CT 06037 (standard holds apply).
  • Parents can wire money to their student’s account for easy cash.
  • Parents can give their student an allowance directly from their paycheck if direct deposit is available from their employer.
  • Deposit money to your student’s account with a savings or checking account, or with a debit or credit card by calling us during business hours.