CSUN Partnership

Premier America is the Official Credit Union of CSUN

Special New CSUN Member Bonus2

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We're making a positive impact on the campus community

Premier America is now the official credit union of California State University - Northridge (CSUN) , exclusively serving CSUN Athletics and the CSUN Alumni Association. Our partnership with CSUN, one of the nation's top public universities, aims to enhance financial well-being and provide savings and growth opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Together, we're here to help you live life to the fullest.

Whether through our on-campus branch, online financial education resources, support for athletics, arts, and scholarships, we're investing in a brighter tomorrow. As a current student, proud alumnus, or dedicated fan, show your school spirit by carrying CSUN in your wallet.

Open Now & Earn Up To $1002
Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni, now when you open a Smart Spending account and set up your Direct Deposit, you can earn up to $100 cash! 

Why join Premier America Credit Union?

We offer exceptional banking and financial services to help you achieve your goals. From free and accessible checking, great savings options, and exclusive CSUN-designed low-rate credit cards to auto and home loans, we're here for your present needs and future dreams.

Bank anywhere with Online Banking and our top-rated Mobile App. Access 30,000+ fee-free ATMs, use Zelle for easy money transfers, and find community branches, including one on the CSUN campus, whenever you need us.

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Fall Semester Apple Airpods Giveaway
Open a new Smart Spending Checking Account during the Fall Semester & enter to win one of four Apple Airpods Pros3. Plus, get up to a $1002 with your new account.

Financial Wellness Center

We want you to pursue your dreams with confidence. Visit our Financial Wellness Center to access various resources for improving your financial well-being and preparing you for a successful future.

Money management for Matador Nation

See why CSUN students, faculty, staff, and alumni join the Official Credit Union of CSUN!

Premier America Credit Union's Commitment to Empowering Students, Faculty, and Alumni for Financial Success at CSUN. 

Premier America is dedicated to supporting students throughout their financial journey, offering guidance on money management and assisting with post-graduation plans.

As part of this initiative, Premier America sponsored a segment aired on March 21, 2024, highlighting our commitment to empowering CSUN students, alumni, and faculty members in their financial pursuits.

Watch how we support the CSUN community!

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This partnership between one of region's top credit unions and one of the nation's top public universities is designed to promote financial well-being and provide savings opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Frequently asked questions & answers

Headquartered in the San Fernando Valley, CSUN’s deep commitment to building a brighter and more equitable future for its students, their families and the community is perfectly aligned with our core values. This strategic partnership will not only support our mission of people helping people, but it will ultimately lead to membership and lending growth, ensuring the prosperity and success of our credit union for its member-owners.
This will be a 10-year commitment supporting financial wellness and literacy programs, and the sponsorship of various campus events to benefit CSUN students, faculty, and alumni. We will also be adding a suite of co-branded debit and credit cards later this year to celebrate our partnership as the exclusive affinity card provider for the university.
Yes – as the Official Credit Union of CSUN, the partnership includes the opening of a campus credit union branch and the installation of ATM machines. Additionally, the credit union brand will be prominently displayed at university athletics fields and facilities.
The partnership includes the renaming of the university's athletics facility. The Matadome — home to CSUN's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams — will be renamed the Premier America Credit Union Arena.
Premier America will sponsor events at CSUN's Soraya Center, as well as other events in coordination with the CSUN Alumni Association.
As a cooperatively owned not-for-profit financial institution, Premier America is committed to making responsibly prudent and sound community investments. Under the agreement, Premier America will gain significant branding and sales rights to market to CSUN’s 38,000 students and nearly 390,000 alumni. The first-year commitment to the university is $660,000 with an annual increase of 5%.
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Giving Back
Actively involved within the communities we serve and committed to making a difference.
Premier America Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with branches in California and Texas. You may also conviniently join and open your Premier America account online.

1Early access to direct deposit funds depends on the timing of the submission of the payment file from the payer. We generally make these funds available on the day the payment file is received, which may be up to 2 days earlier than the scheduled payment date.
2To qualify for the $25 Head Start Savings Bonus, a monthly ACH Direct Deposit (minimum single deposit of $200) must be added to account in first 45-days from account opening to qualify. An additional $75 bonus may be earned when a Smart Spending account is opened and remains in good standing for 45 days. $75 bonus is only available for CSUN Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni. Offer subject to change or end without notice. A deposit of $1 into a Smart Savings account is required to join Premier America Credit Union.
3Giveaway valid from July 12, 2024 -December 31, 2024. Giveaway is subject to change or end without notice. For complete Givwaway official rules, see here