Back-to-School Can be Stressful

Doug Allman, President and CEO NASA Federal Credit Union

A Message from Doug Allman, President/CEO

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and back-to-school season is right around the corner.

At NASA Federal Credit Union , we know that whether your student is on or off campus, college can be a stressful time for both students and parents. Rest assured, NASA FCU makes banking for students one less thing to worry about by giving you the tools you and your student need to keep track of and gain convenient access to your money.

So while many of the nation’s largest banks charge students fees to access their money, NASA FCU provides students with free NASA FCU Check Cards that actually pay them back with each purchase. In addition, they’re able to enjoy free cash withdrawals at over 30,000 ATMs and 5,500 7-Eleven Store ATMs nationwide.

We also understand that it’s important to have features that make it easy for students to keep track of spending and savings. To ensure students’ accounts stay funded, parents can receive the same account alerts as their students. That way, both parents and students know when transactions are made and balances are low, and parents can transfer funds to their students’ accounts.


All of our accounts for students include free Online Banking and Contact-24 Telephone Banking for checking balances, transferring funds, and more; free Mobile Banking for managing money on-the-go by mobile phone or app; and Mobile Remote Deposit for making deposits via iPhone® or Android™ device, whenever and wherever, eliminating the need to visit a branch.

If your student currently does not have a checking account with NASA FCU, I encourage you to consider opening a Premier Checking account so he or she may enjoy all the great student benefits available through the Credit Union, including no monthly Check Card fees. As a reminder, your student family member is eligible for NASA FCU membership— whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or sibling.

As your trusted financial partner, NASA FCU is committed to providing the financial tools and assistance to help make your student’s transition into college—locally or across the country—smooth, successful and ultimately, worry-free.



Doug Allman,

President and CEO

Get Cash Back with the NASA FCU Check Card

nasa fcu check card with cash back

Need to Make a Purchase?

Be sure to use the NASA FCU Check Card with Cash Back! It has no monthly fee, and can be used to make purchases anywhere Visa® is accepted. It also provides convenient access to cash at over 30,000 free ATMs nationwide, including 5,500 7-Eleven® Store locations.

Pay for back-to-school clothes, school supplies and dorm furnishings. Or use it to make purchases while on vacation. No matter what you need to buy, the NASA FCU Check Card is the simple way to pay.

Get Rewarded with Cash Back

Earn cash back every time you make a purchase. Relax! You’ve got the card that does it all— and pays you back.

Safe and Convenient

  • Faster than writing checks and safer than carrying extra cash
  • Multiple layers of security protection with continuous fraud monitoring for suspicious activity
  • Visa® Zero Liability Policy* – you don’t have to pay for unauthorized transactions
  • Track your spending through your monthly statement for easy record keeping

To request a new or replacement Check Card, visit one of our convenient Instant Issue branch offices**. For more information, visit

*Visa’s Zero Liability Policy covers U.S. issued cards only and does not apply to ATM transactions, PIN transactions not processed by Visa, or certain commercial card transactions. Cardholder must notify issuer promptly of any unauthorized use.

**Instant Issue branches include: Annapolis, Bowie, Collington, Columbia, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Headquarters, Oak Hall and Rockville.

The Time is Now for a NASA FCU Mortgage

NASA FCU Mortgage

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, there has never been a better time for a mortgage. Rates are at record lows. So, whether you’re looking to refinance your existing home, move, or buy your first home —now’s the perfect time to get a mortgage from NASA FCU. NASA FCU mortgages offer some of the best rates available on the market today, along with a wide range of options to meet your unique home loan needs, including:

  • 5% down on refinances or purchases up to $850,000—and no PMI*
  • First-time homebuyer program
  • No down payment options on purchases up to $650,000—and no PMI*
  • FHA mortgages (requiring a low down payment)
  • Jumbo mortgages (for loans over $417,000)
  • VA mortgages
The time for a mortgage from NASA FCU is now, so apply today. Stop by any branch, call us at 1-888-NASA-FCU, ext. 207, or visit
*Special loan programs offered to well-qualified applicants. Some restrictions may apply. Offers valid for primary residences only. Speak with a NASA FCU First Mortgage Loan Specialist for loan details and rates. We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Offer is subject to credit approval.

Roll into a Great Auto Loan Rate

great auto loan rates with NASA FCU

Whether you’re buying new or used, car or truck, gas or diesel, NASA FCU is your one-stop shop for low auto loan rates. We offer some of the lowest rates around, and can help make the application process a smooth ride. With NASA FCU, you’ll:
  • Get pre-approved and shop with negotiating power
  • Enjoy fast, free online auto loan application
  • Take advantage of flexible terms
So don’t idle. Roll into competitive rates, quick approvals and personal service with NASA FCU today. Apply online, visit any branch or call us at 1-888-NASA-FCU, ext. 203.