UW Student: Checking and Savings Resources

The BECU Tree

The BECU Tree is a flowering hybrid native to Washington state. It is a rare species that doesn't require sunlight, water, or shareholders to thrive. Deeply rooted in UW, the BECU Tree is a symbol of great rates, few fees, and putting the Husky community first. It is believed that students who encounter a BECU Tree are bound for financial success.

The BECU Tree, a tree with colorful lights on it
UW Debit Card

Husky Debit Card: Nationwide Pride

Whether you're a new student, alumni or parent, you can show your Husky pride every time you swipe.

  • Free checking - no monthly maintenance fees, and no required minimum balances.1
  • Free fraud protection.2
  • Discounts, financial education and more.

Partnering With the Purple and Gold

BECU's ongoing collaboration with the University of Washington builds new and exciting ways for members, students and the community to acquire education, thrive as students and explore-even launch-new ideas into the world. From Advancing Equality by supporting the Office of Minority Affairs, Fueling Innovation through BECU's Fintech Incubator at CoMotion Labs and providing scholarships to undergraduate and continuing education students.

Learn more about the BECU and University of Washington partnership

Five Steps To Creating Your First College Budget

New to college? New to budgeting? Learn where to start with these five easy steps to help you track your spending, set goals, build good habits, and find ways to save.

Get started on creating your first college budget

Personal Finance Tips for New College Grads

It's never too early to start planning for your financial future. Read through 10 tips from BECU Lead Financial Educator Stacey Black to help you set yourself up for success.

Read more to help you on your financial journey

Member Advantage Checking & Savings

Have you ever wanted to be part owner a credit union? At BECU you're not just a customer, you're a member and an owner. Meaning we work for you and return profits to members in the form of great rates, few fees, and more financial services.

See all Member Advantage features & benefits

1A Member Share savings account is required to establish membership and not everybody will qualify. A checking account is required in order to obtain a debit card. 

2To learn more about card benefits, view the Mastercard Guide to Benefits.

3Once your Member Advantage account is open, you must continue to meet the qualifications. Member Advantage eligibility and benefits subject to change.