Become a Member
We are a hometown, member-owned, community focused Credit Union with the needs of our membership written into the Spirit of Alaska DNA. We’re all in this together; At Spirit of Alaska, we haven’t forgotten that.
Not to brag, but here are just a few of the great things about Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union:
Spirit of Alaska helped my family buy a home when it was really important and we needed them. Over the past five years they have also helped us with auto loans. Good bank!- D.R.
All of our branches and departments are here in Fairbanks, and you might even be able to catch the CEO and shake their hand sometime. Check out our branches.
Innovative Green Technology
We are committed to innovation and green technologies, such as solar panels at two of our branches. Our archives are completely stored electronically, and we regularly communicate and share documents electronically with members and ourselves. There are still banks in Fairbanks with their basements and closets full of bankers’ boxes. Read more here.
As a part of this place called the Interior, we have supported fantastic events and organizations such as Ice Alaska, the Yukon Quest, Youth Safety Day, and Ice Dogs hockey to name a few. Read more here…
Check out our membership perks, whether you are over 55 or 17 and under, or anywhere in between, we have a great program or discount to help you along.
From the board of directors to our volunteers and staff, we authentically care about the fine people of Alaska. Please learn more and come in to find out for yourself. You could have a bank account, or be a part of a credit union community that is making a real difference in the place you live and love.
Member Image Credit: Thank you to Helen for the lovely picture of the fireweed.
Credit Unions operate through a charter that defines our “field of membership”. You can become a Spirit of Alaska member if you qualify as any of the following:
- Any person who lives, works, or worships within the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
- Employees and students of public, private and parochial schools, high schools, and institutions of higher learning north of the Alaska Range.
- Persons retired as pensioners or annuitants from the above employment.
- Alumni of colleges and universities located within the field of membership of this credit union; members of their immediate families; and organizations of such persons.
- Members of the Golden Valley Electric Association.
- Immediate family members of current credit union members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I open my account online?
Yes! Our online account opening process is fully online, you don’t have to come into a branch! We verify your identity through IDpal, our online account opening partner.
Click the “Join Us Online” button to start.
View the Online Account Opening FAQ for more information on opening your account online.
Am I eligible to join?
Any person who lives, works, or worships within the Fairbanks North Star Borough is eligible to join the credit union. Employees and students of public, private and parochial schools, high schools, and institutions of higher learning north of the Alaska Range are also eligible to join.
In addition, persons retired as pensioners or annuitants from the above employment; alumni of colleges and universities located within the field of membership of this credit union; members of their immediate families; and organizations of such persons also qualify.
How can I become a member?
Click “Join Us Online” above to get started with our fully online account opening process!
After we receive your documents you will need to come into one of our branches, or make special arrangements, to make your initial deposit and verify your identity. Please contact us if you have additional questions.
- Can I open my account online?