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Boots for Kids & Toys for Tots

toys for tots

Did you know both of our branches are hosting sites for the Toys for Tots program?

If you’d like to contribute to the cause, Toys for Tots donations can be made up until Friday, December 18th.

Boots for KidsOur main branch also participates in the Boots for Kids program.
Every winter, hundreds of children in the Traverse City area leave their houses without proper clothing to keep them warm from the harsh temperatures. These children are walking to school or waiting outside at the bus stop. It is the mission of Boots For Kids to give new, warm, accurately sized boots, hats, socks, and mittens to these children. Both monetary and physical donations are accepted.

New Charter

East Traverse Catholic now has an open field of membership!

ETCFCU membership accepts any persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in and businesses and other legal entities located in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau Counties, Michigan; and also included are spouses of persons who died while within the field of membership of this credit union, employees of this credit union, volunteers in the community, members of their immediate families, and organizations of such persons.


New Student Loans Available

cuStudentLoans - apply now for a private student loan


Recognizing the need for higher education financing for its members, East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union now offers a private student loan and private student loan consolidation through cuStudentLoans, a credit union managed network.

With college enrollment at an all-time high, paired with the escalating cost of tuition, cuStudentLoans provides students and families with a complimentary product to assist them with funding higher education when federal options are exhausted. The cuScholar Private Student Loan can help pay for all qualified education expenses, including tuition, room and board, books, computers, even past due tuition bills. This private student loan option also includes a unique financial literacy component that helps students learn responsible repayment habits and build their credit scores while they are still in school.

For recent college graduates currently faced with high interest private student loan debt, East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union offers a consolidation and refinancing solution. The cuGrad Private Student Loan Consolidation combines loans from multiple lenders into one easy payment to reduce the chance of a missed or late payment. This refinancing option can also potentially save thousands of dollars in student loan payments every year, allowing borrowers to put the extra money towards paying off their debt faster, or towards a major purchase such as a car or home.

ETCFCU is pleased to introduce affordable private student loan programs for both students enrolled in school and young graduates just exiting from school. Education financing solutions allow students and graduates to focus on what’s important rather than how they are going to pay for college.

Apply today at

East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union

Make a Visa Payment at the Branch

Have you heard?

You can now pay your ETC Visa Credit Card bill at either one of our locations! You may still mail your payments, or make a payment online, but we just wanted to give you one more option to make your life easier.*

*Payments are updated overnight and will be reflected on your Visa account the next business day.  Payments made after 4:00 pm will not be submitted until the next business day.