Premium Summer Pay Accounts

Watch your savings add up with Premium Summer Pay

We’ve all heard the saying, “Pay yourself first.” For educators, that starts by opening a Premium Summer Pay account.1 Saving a portion of every paycheck during the school year through Direct Deposit can help you save for the summer months, whether you're a 10- or 12- month employee. View our Premium Summer Pay rates and start saving today.

How Premium Summer Pay works

In the summer, your money is automatically transferred to your Educational Systems FCU regular Savings or Checking account, or to an account at another financial institution. The transfers occur by the first and third Friday of July and August in four equal proportions.2 The dates for the summer automatic distributions in 2024 include:

  • July 5
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16

If you need access to your money on other dates, transfers can be made starting on July 1 through Digital Banking, Audio Response Teller (ART) or by speaking to a Credit Union employee.

To help you calculate how much to save each pay period, use the sample savings chart below.3

Amount Saved Each Pay Period Total Amount Saved (Over 20 Pay Periods) Amount Received by the First and Third Friday in July and August

Frequently Asked Questions

You can open an account at Educational Systems FCU by visiting a branch or mailing in a paper application to PO Box 179, Greenbelt, MD 20768-0179. You will need to provide a photo identification and verification of address.

Keep in mind that once you’re a member, you’re always a member, even if you leave your place of employment. Membership is based on your employer or family relationship at the time of Credit Union enrollment and maintaining the required minimum balance.

Log in to Digital Banking. Click on “Reorder Checks” from the left side bar menu. This will bring you to Harland Clark’s website. Please note that the following types of check orders need to be requested by speaking to a Credit Union employee:

Initial checks
Orders that haven’t been placed within the past four years
Checks for Star Members
Checks for Money Market Accounts or Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC)

We’re here to help you maximize your savings for the summer.

Financial Wellness is Within Reach

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1 The Premium Summer Pay account is only available for Direct Deposits received from qualifying school systems and community colleges.
2 Automatic distributions can be made to an Educational Systems FCU savings or checking account, or to another financial institution in four equal proportions by the first and third Friday of July and August. Withdrawals are restricted to summer disbursals in July and August. A $35 fee will be assessed for each early withdrawal made outside of this time period.
3 The sample savings chart is based on 20 pay periods and does not include dividends or early withdrawals.