Member Story: Kristine Q.

 Kristine Q. has been an educator at Cal State Fullerton for 15 years and is a grateful Member of SchoolsFirst FCU.

As Kristine was pursuing a Master’s degree in Education, she was also working toward getting her teaching certification to advance her career. Unfortunately, the certification was expensive and at the time, she didn’t have enough to cover the expenses. She called SchoolsFirst FCU for help and was able to get a
Higher Education Loan, specifically designed to assist teachers with their higher education and certification needs. “I wouldn’t have been able to get my certification had you not had that option. But thanks to you, I was able to get my National Board Certification. It felt so great to be supported by my Credit Union as I was working towards advancing my career.”

Kristine also appreciates how the Summer Saver allows her to save for the summer months. “Many teachers are only paid 10 months of the year and it’s hard to save on your own for those two months without a paycheck. The Summer Saver has really helped me get through many summers in the past.”

“Being with the Credit Union makes me feel like I matter a little bit more. Teaching is a profession of service and I feel like SchoolsFirst FCU does the best to serve us as school employees.”

– Kristine Q.|
College Professor
Member Since 1998




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