It's time to bank like a Buff.

Choosing where to go to college is a big deal. Choosing where to bank is easy when you’re a CU Boulder student with Elevations Credit Union on campus. 

             Membership required*

Buff One Banking is our college checking account for CU Boulder students with no monthly fee, no minimum balance and all the A+ tools and features you could ask for.

Here are just a few of the benefits with Buff One Banking:

You only have to carry one card on campus

  • Easily link your BuffOne Student ID to your Buff One Banking Account for convenient ATM access on campus
  • Your free Buff One Visa®debit card features a buffalo, of course!

No car necessary

  • Elevations is the only financial institution with a full-service branch on campus
  • There are 10 fee-free Elevations ATMs all around campus
  • Digital banking lets you bank from just about anywhere, with online banking available on any device, plus mobile apps for Apple and Android devices
  • Deposit those birthday checks from family anywhere with remote deposit
  • Parents who aren't Elevations members can easily transfer funds into your account

Connect your account to all your other apps

  • Use Buff One Banking with Apple Pay®, Google PayTM, Samsung Pay®, Garmin PayTMand Fitbit PayTM
  • Pay your roomie for stealing their ice cream — use your Buff One Banking account as your payment method in Venmo
  • Need a ride home from The Hill? Set up your Buff One Banking account in your Uber or Lyft app
  • In charge of the party playlist? Make your Buff One Banking account your default Spotify payment method

Simple to manage

  • No monthly account fee - that means no minimum monthly balance, average daily balance or required monthly deposits on your checking account
  • No minimum opening balance required for the checking account

Which card is right for you?

Elevations Visa Signature Cash Rewards

Giving back to you and the community with each swipe.

Elevations Visa Siganture Cash Rewards card

New cardmember offer

Earn $100 bonus after you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days.

  • Rewards*
    Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back for every dollar you spend. Plus, Elevations donates 2¢ for local causes through the Elevations Foundation every time you swipe your card.
  • Additional Benefits
    Get reimbursed for damage or theft on eligible cell phones.
  • APR**
    Starting at 16.24%

Which card is right for you?

Elevations Visa Signature Travel Rewards

Explore the world while giving back at home.

Elevations Visa Siganture Travel Rewards card

New cardmember offer

Earn 20,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days after account opening.

  • Rewards*
    Earn unlimited 1.5 points for every $1 you spend to redeem on flights, hotels and more. Plus, Elevations donates 2 cents for local causes through the Elevations Foundation every time you swipe your card.
  • Additional Benefits
    Enjoy travel accident insurance, lost luggage reimbursement, trip cancellation coverage and trip delay reimbursement.
  • APR**
    Starting at 16.24%

** Credit qualifications and membership required. Credit card rate as low as and subject to change. For complete terms, please see the Elevations Visa Application and Solicitation Disclosure (PDF)


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*To open a Buff One Banking checking account, a Membership Savings account at Elevations Credit Union is required with a $25 deposit that must be kept as a minimum balance in the Membership Savings account.

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