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Student-Run Branch: Knights United

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About Knights United

Formed as an educational partnership between Charlottesville City Schools and UVA Community Credit Union in 2016, this program was designed to help students acquire practical money skills for a bright financial future. The branch is staffed and run by Charlottesville High School students with credit union oversight, exclusively serving its students, faculty, and staff. UVA Community Credit Union supports the Economics & Personal Finance course required for graduation.​ Learn how to open an account.

Branch Location  |  2019/2020 Hours of Operation (Starting September 10)

In the Charlottesville High School cafeteria  |  Wednesday, 12:10 - 1:40 pm and Friday, 12:35 - 2:05 pm
Questions? Email

Available Services

Piggy bank icon      SAVINGS

 A great way to save for prom, a car, or college, while establishing solid financial habits.

Checking icon      CHECKING

Students can learn how to manage money in a safe, learning environment before being on their own.

Debit card icon       DEBIT

Allows students to properly use debit cards and track transactions, thereby becoming more independent.

Certificates icon       CERTIFICATES

An alternative savings product for students looking to earn interest for longer-term financial goals.

Additional services icon        ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Anytime, Anywhere:  Mobile [app] banking with check deposit, Online Banking, Text Banking

At the Knights United branch:  Deposits, balance inquiries, cash withdrawals

Other branches and ATMs:   Locate a branch or ATM (including over 30,000 nation-wide surcharge-free CULIANCE ATMs)


Financial education icon         FINANCIAL EDUCATION

We offer a wide variety of brochures and booklets, as well as one-on-one guidance at the Knights United branch. Students can also take advantage of our interactive It’s a Money Thing financial education program.

How to open an account

Students 14 and over may open a savings account. Students under 14 may open a savings with a parent/guardian’s signature.
Students under 18 wishing to open a checking account will need a parent/guardian's signature.

Here's what you need to bring to the branch:

Photo ID icon         PHOTO ID: DMV ID/driver's license or current student ID card*

Social security card icon        SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

Money icon        $10 DEPOSIT: $5 to open a savings account and $5 to establish a checking account if desired.**

How can a student apply to work at the Knights United branch?

We announce Student Branch job vacancies each spring via school announcements and UVACCU social media. You may also find these job openings on our careers page. We hire students in the spring to work the following school year. The minimum age for student tellers is 16. However, students age 15 may apply in the spring; to be eligible for hire they will need to turn 16 by September 1 of the coming school year.  We provide the necessary training to be successful and eligible student branch representatives may have the opportunity to work at one of the credit union's full-service branches once they turn 18, during summers and/or other school breaks. 

*     If using a student ID without a printed address on it, bring in a current utility bill with your home address for verification.
**   The one-time membership fee is waived for students and school employees opening accounts at this branch.



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