Become a Member

Be treated like a neighbor in the community

Earn higher rates on deposits

You deserve better

Managing your money well is an important part of life. So don't trust that responsibility to just anyone. With Education First, you're more than a member, you are a part-owner! We're a not-for-profit financial cooperative that's uniquely structured to help you improve your financial well-being.

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Service is at the heart of what we do.

We focus on you, our member - understanding your goals and prioritizing your needs. When you want a better place to hold your accounts and grow your money, Education First is at the head of the class.

Check Your Eligibility

As much as we'd love to welcome everyone, we have to put some parameters on membership. You're eligible to join Education First Federal Credit Union if you meet one of these criteria:

  • You live, work, worship, or attend school in the following counties: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, and Tyler.
  • You are a current or retired employee of the East Chambers or High Island Independent School Districts.
  • You are a family member of an Education First member (e.g., spouse, children, parents, sibling).

Take Your Next Steps

Let's get this membership thing rolling

Becoming an Education First FCU member is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Join today by completing our online Membership Application, or by stopping by one of our seven convenient locations in Southeast Texas.

If you have any questions along the way, we're here to help. Feel free to give us a call at 409.898.3770 or 800.456.4684, chat with us online, or shoot us an email at

Stop by any of our convenient locations in Southeast Texas and become a member today!