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Join a Credit Union that Cares

When you join Self-Help Credit Union, you get access to fair and affordable financial services while making a real difference. Learn more.

Am I Eligible to Join?

There are multiple ways to be eligible for membership in Self-Help Credit Union:

  1. Free Membership - You can be eligible for membership if you live, work, worship or attend school in any of our eligible counties, or have a family or employer affiliation with us. Learn more and see our list of counties .
  2. Mission-Supportive Membership - Not eligible for free membership? You can become a mission-supportive member by paying a one-time $5 fee to join our Center for Community Self-Help

Businesses - Please view our Business Application page.

Located in California or Chicago? Consider joining Self-Help Federal Credit Union.

Open an Account in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Complete, print, and sign a Personal Membership Application.

Step 2: Complete one of the following applications for each account you’d like to open:

Step 3: Deliver the completed membership application, account application(s), and any deposits to your nearest branch by mail or in person. If there isn’t a branch near you, mail any forms and deposits to us at 301 W. Main St, Durham, NC 27701. If you are not eligible for free membership, please include a one-time $5 fee to join the Center for Community Self-Help.


Online Application (Select Accounts Only)

For Savings, Money Market Accounts, and Certificates only, you can use our online application to become a member and open an account.


Need Assistance?

For assistance with becoming a member or opening an account, call 800.966.7353.