Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

Membership Eligibility

Join Our Community.

One of the biggest misconceptions about Credit Unions is that membership is reserved for an exclusive few—truth is—we’re much more open than that.

Join Our Community

While UMassFive originated by extending membership solely to the staff and students of the Five Colleges located here in the Pioneer Valley, we have grown pretty significantly over the years and now proudly extend membership to over 50 Local Organizations that share our vision and community-based values. Take a look at our eligibility chart below to see how employees, students, and members of each of these groups qualify.

Not a member of any of these groups, but still want to join?

No problem.
One of the easiest ways to qualify for membership is to join one of the local Co-ops that we serve.
For example: A $35 CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) membership helps connect local farms to retailers, and will also immediately make you eligible for UMassFive membership. Sounds like a win-win.

Check your tree.


Did you know that if someone in your family or household qualifies to join UMassFive, you could already be eligible for membership? 

That means “family members” (Defined as: siblings, parents, children, or a spouse)
and members of a “household” (Defined as: partners or roommates that live in the same residence, and maintain a single economic unit) of a potential member all qualify to join.

Even better, this rule still applies if the eligible person doesn’t want to join themselves—so take advantage of your brother’s Co-op Membership. We don’t need to tell him.

Organization Name Employees qualify Students qualify Members qualify
Amherst College
Amherst Golf Club
Amherst (Town of)
Belchertown (Town of)
Clarke School for Hearing and Speech
Collaborative for Educational Services
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Easthampton Electrical Services, Inc.
Elaine Center at Hadley
Five College Learning in Retirement
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Franklin Community Co-op
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Greenfield Community College
Hadley (Town of)
Hampshire College
Hampshire Hospitality Group
Hampshire Regional School District
Hatfield (Town of)
Leverett Village Co-op
Midtown Motors
Millivision Technologies
Mount Holyoke College
New England Academy of Chinese Language & Culture (NEACLC)
Northampton (City of)
Old Creamery Co-op
Old School Homeowners Association
Pelham (Town of)
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School 
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School (PVPA)
River Valley Co-op
Sisters of Providence Health System
Smith College
Southampton (Town of)
The Common School
UMass Amherst Alumni Association
UMass Memorial Hospital
UMass Worcester Medical School
UMassFive College F.C.U.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
USDA, Amherst
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Hadley
Valley Medical Group
Williamsburg Firefighters Association
Williston-Northampton School

For questions or assistance,contact a friendly UMassFive representative today!