Buff One Banking

Your student can join a Buff banking legacy.

Elevations Credit Union was founded at CU in 1952 with just 12 members and $100 in assets. The goal? To help our members build their financial futures.

Learn more

Special offer:
Until Sept. 30, new Buff One members get $100 for opening an account as our way of saying welcome to Elevations and CU.*

Open today

Today, that legacy continues with your student. With a Buff One account, your student can get:

  • $100 in their checking account when it’s opened.*
  • Financial education: With free online courses, students can understand financial basics and beyond.
  • Easy way to transfer funds: Elevations Digital Banking allows financial account linking, so you can easily add money to your students’ account.
  • On-campus support: Students can get help with their accounts or ask for financial support at our renovated on-campus branch.

More Buff One Banking benefits.

Ralphie logo

More Buff One Banking benefits

  • No monthly fee
  • No minimum balance
  • Access to all campus ATMs
financial courses

Free financial wellness resources

Dive into our online courses tailored to your student's needs and start turning their financial dreams into reality.


Buff sports tickets sweepstakes

Buff One account holders can enter Elevations sweepstakes for a chance to win basketball and football tickets and VIP access.

Frequently asked questions.

There’s no minimum balance requirement for Buff One Banking. All members are required to pay a one-time $5 membership fee and have a Membership Savings Account (also with no minimum balance requirement).

Here’s how ATM fees work for our checking accounts:

  • Free, unlimited withdrawals at Elevations ATMs
  • Eight surcharge-free transactions per month at over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide
  • Two surcharge-free transactions per month at other ATMs (charges from the owner of the ATM will apply)

Please see our fee schedule for more details.

We offer digital banking, so students can access their accounts from anywhere and at any time. Our digital banking platform also includes free account linking, which allows for easy account-to-account transfers. Additionally, we have several on-campus ATMs and an on-campus branch.

Buff One Banking is a checking account designed for CU Boulder students who are currently enrolled. It allows students to use their Buff OneCard Student ID as their debit card at ATMs on campus. Forever Buffs Banking is designed for CU alumni and Buffs fans, featuring a CU-themed debit card and the option to round up purchase transactions for CU Boulder scholarships.


We’re here to help.

*Elevations will deposit $100 into the Membership Savings account. A New Buff One Banking checking account and debit card is required for eligibility. Must be a new Elevations member and a University of Colorado Boulder student. The $100 will be described as a dividend adjustment on your account. You will receive a 1099-INT form stating dividend income for tax reporting purposes. If the account does not remain open through May 1, 2025, $100 promotion reward will debited from the account balance upon closing. Limit one promotional offer per new student membership. Offer valid May 1, 2024, through September 30, 2024. Eligible membership and a onetime $5 membership fee due at account opening.

The first eight (8) CO-OP ATM transactions per month are free of charge. After that, you will be charged $1.50 per CO-OP ATM transaction.

© 2024 Elevations Credit Union. All Rights Reserved. Routing #307074580. NMLS #717246.

Equal Housing Opportunity    NCUA Logo     Co-Op Shared Branching

Your savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency.