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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE OF MEMBERSHIP When you become a member of Desert Schools, you become an owner in a local credit union founded to serve valley residents.

We're Here for You

We'll help you find the solutions that meet your needs at every stage of life, from college to retirement.

We Serve the Valley

You don't have to be a teacher or student to join. If you live, work, worship or go to school in Maricopa, Gila or Pinal County, you're eligible for membership.

We're Local

We'll help you find the solutions that meet your needs at every stage of life, from college to retirement.

We're All About You

The day you join us, you become an owner in a financial institution that's all about you. Because we're a not-for-profit, we can do what's best for our members, not shareholders
We were founded on the belief that as a community, we can accomplish more of our financial goals when we work together. That’s why the more our members use our services, the more we’re able to give back – allowing them to achieve their goals a little faster. A little easier.

In today's economy, you need to be smart with your money. Use this quiz to gauge whether you're at the head of the class or need to brush up on finance.

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After a year and more than 1 million votes, we have a winner! Check out the amazing causes featured as part of our 75th anniversary.

Arizona charity wins a $30,000 grant
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The Desert Schools Community Service Scholarship rewards students who have dedicated exceptional time and effort serving their communities and who plan to continue this dedication into the future.

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As a member of a credit union, you're an owner, not a customer. That's a significant difference.

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