Your path to financial independence starts here!
Knights Credit Union is a real financial institution offered to all students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni through our local credit union partner, COPFCU. Located in the Northwest High School cafeteria, Knights Credit Union (KCU) provides real-life financial experiences by enabling students to open and manage their own credit union accounts.
Knights Credit Union – Putting money management skills into action!
KCU is operated 100% by Northwest High School students. Students apply and interview for positions such as Managers, Tellers and Marketing Representatives and gain valuable business and leadership skills including:
Dealing with customers with a professional demeanor
Cash handling and branch balancing
Problem solving skills
Why Open an Account at KCU?
KCU is a branch of COPFCU, a full-service credit union with an office at 3350 Springdale Road. Opening an account at KCU offers many benefits including:
Free Savings Account to start your healthy money habits
Simple & Free Checking Account to receive your Direct Deposit from your part-time or summer job
Free Mobile Banking App to manage your accounts anytime, anywhere
Free Debit Card with Free ATM transactions at more than 60,000 locations
Free unlimited transactions at any COPFCU ATM, including the ATM inside Colerain High School
6 Free ATM transactions per month at PNC ATMs
Unlimited surcharge-free transactions through Co-op Shared Branching and Alliance One ATM networks
Access to more than 35 local branches and more than 5,000 branches nationwide through the credit union Shared Branching Network
Open an account today!
Need a great Part-Time Job or Summer Employment? Become a Co-op Employee!
Each year, COPFCU selects 2 Northwest High School students to work as co-ops at our Colerain credit union branch. Co-ops work as Member Service Representatives, enabling them to experience the finance profession first-hand.
Co-op Benefits include:
Paid holidays if they fall on your normally scheduled work day
Education & development plan to provide pay increase opportunities
Friendly, yet professional work environment
No late evening hours
For information on Co-op employment, contact Student Branch Manager Kameron Antwine at [email protected] or 513.385.4808 x55.
If you’re a senior and headed for post-secondary education at a college, university, community college or technical school, we encourage you to apply for a COPFCU Scholarship. Scholarship applications are accepted between January – March of each year.
COPFCU offers five (5) scholarships totaling $15,000:
Irvin Specht Memorial Scholarship - $4,000
Emily Argo Memorial Scholarship - $4,000
COPFCU Bright Futures Scholarship - $4,000
First Runner-Up Scholarship - $1,500
Second Runner-Up Scholarship - $1,500
Learn more about the COPFCU Scholarship Program.
Alumni, Parents, Faculty and Staff are also welcome to participate!
Alumni, parents, faculty and staff can also enjoy the many benefits of COPFCU. We invite you to participate in the available programs.
Contact us for more information!
Location & Contact Information
Knights Credit Union / COPFCU
3550 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Student Branch Manager
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More About KCU
KCU is a result of the Northwest Local School District Financial Education Association (FEA), a partnership between Northwest Local Schools and COPFCU. KCU is just one effort of this association. Additional support is provided to NWLSD to fund financial education events including Finances 101/Adulting 101, a life-simulation that presents students with real-world financial issues which they have to solve. Educational programming is also provided through guest teaching regarding financial topics, seminars and webinars on financial education, and seminars/webinars on college admissions and funding.
All deposits with COPFCU are federally insured by NCUA (National Credit Union Administration).