F.A.Q.

For any additional questions or information please contact BrightStar's CU@School Representative, Marjuree Larin, at 954-486-5220 or by email at Marjuree.Larin@bscu.org.



What is CU@School

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

What are in-school branches?

In February 2008, the School Board of Broward County approved BrightStar CU’s establishment of in-school credit union branches that are run either by students or PTA volunteers. Currently, we have 5 in-school credit union branches at Pembroke Lakes Elementary, Walter C Young Middle School, Charles W Flanagan High School, JP Taravella High School, and Western High School. Students can make withdrawals and deposits
(at the high school level) and deposits only (at the elementary level and middle school level).

What is the purpose of CU@School?
The primary purpose of CU@School is financial literacy/education and career development.
Students learn hands-on about personal finance and develop employability skills that they can carry
with them throughout their life.

What kind of Accounts can a student open?
Savings Account – No minimums and no fees for members under 24 years old. BrightStar puts the first dollar in to open the account. Free ATM cards are available for students 16 or older. Parents must be a joint owner on the account for students under 18 years old.

Young Adult Checking – No minimums and no monthly fees. Members ages 16 to 23. Parent must be joint on the account with members under 18. First box of checks are free.

Visa Extras – Available on our Visa Check Card. Members can earn 2 points for every $1 they spend on qualifying purchases that can be turned in for gift cards for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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