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