Activate SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Card at

Hey there! I wanted to help walk you through getting set up with your new SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union credit card. I’ll cover everything from activation to getting the most out of your card’s benefits.

A bit about SchoolsFirst:

Founded in 1934, SchoolsFirst FCU is the largest credit union serving school employees and their families in California. With great rates and perks like rental car coverage and ID theft protection, it’s a solid choice.

Activating Your Card at

You’ll need to activate your new card before using it. Here’s how in 3 simple steps:

  1. Go to and log into online banking
  2. Select “Card Management”
  3. Choose your card and enter the card number, expiration date, CVV code, etc. to activate

It should only take a few minutes to get up and running. Tip: If you’re logged into online banking already, it will go even faster!

Setting Up Online Banking

Don’t have online banking yet? Here’s how to quickly set up an account:

  1. Visit and click “New User Registration”
  2. Provide your personal details like:
    • First and last name
    • Member number
    • Last 4 digits of your SSN
  3. Agree to the terms and finish setting up your username, password, etc.

Joining the Credit Union

Wondering if you’re eligible to join SchoolsFirst FCU? Here are the membership requirements:

  • Current or retired school employees
  • Employees providing services to eligible CA schools
  • Immediate family members of existing members
  • College students in teaching programs

Ready to join? Just visit their membership page and submit the application.

Getting the Most From Your Card

Once activated, be sure to take advantage of all the great features that come with SchoolsFirst cards like:

  • No annual fees
  • Chip technology
  • ID theft monitoring
  • Travel coverage
  • Cash back and rewards

Review your card benefits guide to learn about additional perks and how to redeem available offers.

I hope this gives you a helpful overview of getting started with SchoolsFirst FCU! Let me know if any other questions come up.