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Your college years are some of the best you’ll experience in life. CFE can help you start off on the right foot when establishing your financial independence.

College Finances 101

Before you even step foot on campus, CFE can set you up with financial services and products you’ll use on a daily basis. CFE offers its college-bound members Sallie Mae® student loans, college checking accounts, personalized debit cards, and exclusive offers and discounts.  

College Services

College Accounts

CFE offers a special checking account for students at the University of Central Florida, Seminole State College of Florida, Strayer University, and Valencia College. With this account, students won’t need to pay a membership fee or monthly minimum balance fees.*

UCF and Seminole State debit cards

Show your school spirit with the University of Central Florida and Seminole State College affinity debit cards. On top of the exclusive UCF or Seminole State design on the card, students can enjoy the convenience of on-campus ATMs and branches. Each year, CFE will make a contribution to Seminole State College and UCF Athletics based upon how many transactions are made with their respective cards. Support your university with your everyday purchases.

Student Loans

The Smart Option Student Loan® for CFE Federal Credit Union by Sallie Mae® is an ideal solution to help students pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans.

  • Multiple in-school repayment options plus a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates, providing even more flexibility
  • No origination fee and no prepayment penalty
  • Benefits and interest rate reduction available
  • Rates that reward creditworthy borrowers
  • Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may help you qualify
  • 100% US-based Student Loan Specialists

Great benefits for our college student members.

Start your college career off on the right foot by banking with CFE. Sure, we offer you tailored financial products that you can use on a daily basis. We also offer other useful services like access to money management tools and financial literacy seminars that can broaden your knowledge of financial concepts with tips and advice from experts. CFE is more than just a place to keep your money. We want to partner with you to ensure your financial success for years to come.


There are many options available to assist you with paying for college. Whether it is saving up for college expenses or applying for a student loan, CFE is here to help you every step of the way in being financially successful in college.


Student Loans and Other Money Saving Resources

Student loans can be a necessary and helpful means of bridging the gap between the cost of attendance at a college or university and any financial aid you may have been awarded. As with most loans, there are different types you can consider and many factors to weigh when deciding if a student loan is right for you. Take a moment to view some of the following resources to learn more about student loans.

FinAid: The Smart Student GuideTM To Financial Aid

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning website has grown into a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools - on and off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users.

Visit FinAid
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government organization that exists to provide consumers with information, steps, and tools needed to make smart financial decisions.

Visit the CFPB
Pocket Cents by MyCreditUnion.Gov

MyCreditUnion.gov is managed by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA). In addition to information on all things credit union related, MyCreditUnion.gov provides access to Pocket Cents, a website dedicated to learning how to make smarter financial decisions.

Visit MyCreditUnion.Gov

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*No minimum balance monthly fee for 4 years from the date the account is opened with a valid student ID.

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