Greater Nevada Credit Union is proud to partner with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to bring that passion to the students, faculty and staff to broaden the University’s impacts across Nevada. We support numerous programs and events spanning the University, and provide students with quality financial products and educational services.
University of Nevada, Reno Partnership
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About Our University Branch
GNCU’s University branch is located conveniently at 1385 N. Virginia Street, Suite 105, inside a mixed-use student housing unit. Members can enjoy personal service from GNCU’s staff, and several who are current or former University of Nevada, Reno students, and even meeting space. The branch also features 24/7 secure access to a vestibule with an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM), which operates as both an ATM, as well as a video teller for conducting transactions face-to-face during extended hours.
Benefits for Wolf Pack Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni
Did you know that Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff have access to special offers and services through Greater Nevada? They include a new checking account bonus, new I Can Save account bonus, and much more.
With our free Student Cash Back Checking account, there’s no minimum balance requirement, no monthly service charge, and it’s easy to qualify to earn cash back each month
Whether you’re looking to obtain a new student loan, or consolidate an existing one into a lower payment, we make the process easy and manageable, giving you more to celebrate when you graduate. We also offer the Smart Option Student Loan by Sallie Mae, which gives students multiple in-school repayment options with a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates, plus no origination fees and no prepayment penalty.
Students who need to purchase their first car or a newer car can apply for our first-time buyer auto loan program, which enables qualifying students with no credit history to get a vehicle loan and build their credit without a co-borrower or guarantor.
We award $2,000 scholarships each to 30 qualifying applicants annually that can be used for tuition, course registration, special class, laboratory fees, room and board, textbooks, and class materials.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, we’re by your side (and on your side). Greater Nevada partners with BALANCE Financial Fitness to offer free financial wellness resources to improve your financial health, including confidential financial counseling
A Greater Partnership with the Wolf Pack Marching Band
Since 2012, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has partnered with the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band to raise over $416,000 to help with the band’s needs for instruments, scholarships, travel and other expenses.
You can be a part of making this the greatest year yet! We’re matching up to $15,000 in total contributions to the Band through their online fundraiser. These funds are used to support the Band as they work to keep athletes, students, and the community marching forward. If you’re able, please consider a donation by clicking here or the button below.
Supporting the NevadaFIT Program
Beginning the journey for a college degree can be a daunting task. Moving out from childhood homes, meeting new people and taking on fresh responsibilities are a lot to handle for college freshmen. That’s why we’ve partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno’s NevadaFIT program to give incoming freshmen the foundations they need to be successful at the university.
NevadaFIT is a one-credit, academic program for first-year students designed to help ease the transition from high school to college. The NevadaFIT program brings more than 3,500 new students and about 500 student mentors to campus the week before the fall semester begins. NevadaFIT spans nine colleges and schools and more than 40 majors. Working in “Packs” of six to seven students led by an undergraduate mentor, students focus on academic readiness and skills to be successful college students, become acquainted with faculty, form study groups, live on campus and experience immersion into the campus community. This strategy has been proven to give students a sense of belonging and increases retention and graduation rates for all participants, including Pell-eligible, first-generation and minority students. Since its inception in 2013, NevadaFIT has helped increase the University’s average one-year retention rate by seven to ten percent.
“Expanded support from Nevada business leaders like Greater Nevada Credit Union helps make higher education more accessible and successful for all students. We strive to educate and graduate the best-prepared and most confident leaders, and it all starts with our students’ experience in the NevadaFIT program.” – Brian Sandoval, President of the University of Nevada, Reno
Highlights of Our Commitment to Support the University of Nevada, Reno Since 2012
- Wolf Pack Marching Band – $416,700
- NevadaFIT program – $300,000
- UNR College of Business – $55,000
- NV Money Mentors – $50,000
- TedXUniversityofNevada – $30,000
- Pack Provisions – $18,500
- University Staff Employee Council – $6,300
- First in the Pack – $3,600
- University Libraries – $2,400
- New Student Initiatives – $3,000