BrightStar Credit Union Community

Building a Brighter Community

BrightStar was founded on the philosophy of people helping people. We take great joy in helping our community, and we proudly support a variety of programs and events.

Here’s a partial list of our program sponsorships:

  • The Broward Educational Foundation’s Impact II Teacher Grant and Adapter Awards, the end of year teacher appreciation event and the BRACE Scholarships.
  • Broward County Schools Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year.
  • Broward County Schools ACCLAIM program which recognizes Principals and Assistant Principals who have the qualities of outstanding leaders.
  • The Historic Sistrunk Festival Gala.
  • Broward County Schools Volunteer and Mentor Programs.
  • High School Financial Planning Curriculum and Resources.
  • And more!

Be a Smart Consumer

Check out BALANCE, our online financial education center – learn about buying a car, household budgeting, balancing your checkbook and more.

Cosmos Kids Club

If you’re already a member of BrightStar CU and under 13 years of age, then you are automatically enrolled in Cosmo’s Kids Club. Just pick up a Super Saver Card from your favorite BrightStar Credit Union teller or representative, and you can start saving!

BrightStar University

Improve your financial literacy! Visit BrightStar University where you’ll find topics, podcasts, games, lesson plans and more for all ages.

CU @ School

CU@School is BrightStar’s Financial Literacy program. It includes in-school credit union branches, financial literacy presentations, and career day participation.

Member Discounts

At BrightStar, we are committed to helping out members save money any way we can! Whether an auto loan, mortgage, credit card or even a child’s savings account we know that every penny you can keep in your pocket helps.

School Duel

School Duel presented by BrightStar Credit Union and Chick-fil-A is the exciting academic quiz show where high school teams compete to win. School Duel is South Florida’s only locally-produced, academic-based quiz show and is hosted by former HEATV star Lisa Lee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you open a BrightStar CU account, you become a member. Your membership is your passport to a whole world of Credit Union services. Join for as little as $1. Once you’re a member, you’re eligible to apply for other accounts – including checking, loans, credit cards, and more. We offer 3 convenient ways to join:

  • Submit an application online
  • Complete a PDF application online, then mail it
  • Visit your nearest BrightStar CU branch location

Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Brevard, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Indian River, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Monroe Counties, Florida. BrightStar CU serves Broward Schools, as we’ve proudly done for over 70 years. We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar CU as a benefit to their employees. Family members of the above named groups are also eligible to join.