Becoming a Member
With over 80 years of experience helping our members meet their financial needs and more than 180,000 members strong, Georgia’s Own Credit Union is ready to help you Own your future!
Becoming a member is easy. There are 6 ways you can qualify for membership:
1. COUNTY RESIDENCE/EMPLOYMENT
Be a resident or employed in one of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Effingham, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding or Walton.
2. GEORGIA’S OWN FOUNDATION MEMBER
If you’re a member of the Georgia’s Own Foundation, you are also eligible for membership. The Georgia’s Own Foundation is the charitable arm of Georgia’s Own Credit Union and serves the community through funds raised and hours volunteered for organizations providing healthcare and educational benefits for children. A natural extension of the Credit Union’s tradition of goodwill, our 501(c)(3) aims to deepen our impact within the communities we serve. To join the Georgia’s Own Foundation, please visit georgiasownfoundation.org.
3. GETTING AHEAD ASSOCIATION
If you are a member of the Getting Ahead Association (GAA), you are also eligible for membership in Georgia’s Own Credit Union. GAA is designed to help you gain access to the information that you need to improve your quality of life and reduce the cost of living. Membership is eligible to any individual who is committed to improving their financial well-being. If you are not a member of GAA, a Georgia’s Own Credit Union Representative can help you get started.
4. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
Be a current student, faculty or staff employee, retiree or alumni of Georgia State University.
5. FAMILY MEMBER
Be a family member of a current Georgia’s Own Credit Union member. Anyone related by blood, adoption or marriage is eligible.
6. PREMIER PARTNER EMPLOYEE / RETIREE
Be an employee or retiree of one of our Premier Partners. For a list of all of our Premier Partners, click here.
If your employer is not presently a Premier Partner or if you would like to know more about offering this great benefit to your employees, click here for more information.
Become a Member
To get started, simply complete our easy online application process. Once approved, a minimum deposit of $5 is required to establish your membership. This $5 refundable deposit represents your “share” in Georgia’s Own and is held on deposit as long as you are a member. Click the button below to get started.