Aspire Checking. College students studying around a table.

Establish your financial independence with a CFE Aspire Checking account. Our Aspire Checking account provides a safe, secure place for you to deposit your funds so you can focus on more important things—like midterms and finals!

Features and Benefits
  • Waived membership fee
  • Waived minimum share balance fee1
  • First $5 funded by CFE2
  • No money required at account opening
  • Complimentary money orders
  • 4 refunded monthly foreign ATM withdrawal fees3
  • Register for Bill Pay and enjoy the convenience of P2P (Person to Person) transfers
  • Shared Branch Network available for students who commute
  • Student loan options available in partnership with Sallie Mae®
  • SaveTopia Discount Program is available
  • Complete an online financial literacy course and become eligible to apply for:
    • $500 partially secured Platinum credit card
    • 0.15% auto loan rate discount

What To Expect 

To open an Aspire Checking account, you will need to have established CFE membership with a CFE Share Savings account in good standing. Members are then able to apply to open an Aspire Checking account in person at any CFE branch, by calling our Contact Center, or online


Learn more about saving for your education with CFE.

Going to College

1Waived minimum share balance fee 5 years from the date the account is opened
2Share Savings account opening $5.00 paid by CFE.

3A surcharge still applies

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