College Corner

Need funding for college?

The Smart Option Student Loan® for Sharefax Credit Union by Sallie Mae®

For borrowers attending degree-granting institutions
Now you can pay for college the smart way with three great repayment options and competitive interest rates!
This loan is an ideal solution to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans. To learn more or to apply, please get started here.

The Smart Option Student Loan features and benefits:

  • Multiple in-school repayment options plus a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates provides even more flexibility
  • No origination fees and no prepayment penalty
  • Rewards and interest rate reductions available
  • Rates that reward creditworthy borrowers
  • Applying with a creditworthy cosigner may help you qualify
  • 100% US-based Student Loan Specialists

To learn more, please get started here.

Scholarship Opportunities

2018 Donald Jeffers Scholarship

Sharefax Credit Union would like to award two (2) high school seniors or current college students $500

for the upcoming school year in the name of Donald Jeffers.



The winners will be presented their scholarship at the Annual Meeting on April 15, 2018.

All entrants must be a full time student this coming fall and be a Sharefax  member in

good standing. Sharefax employees, directors,  vendors and their immediate families are not eligible.

To receive notices of the Donald Jeffers Scholarship, sign up for SCU email updates.

Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance Scholarship

  • The Scholarship deadline was February 15, 2018

Ohio Credit Union Foundation 2018 Video Scholarship

  • The Ohio Credit Union Foundation believes in lifting up your student members who are moving on to higher education through its annual video scholarship. Students can submit a short video for the chance to win $5,000 towards college. Applications are being accepted from Feb. 1, 2018, through Monday, April 30, 2018, and we want you to play a role in promoting this substantial scholarship to your members.
    Video entries must be submitted online via the Foundation’s website,, by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT Monday, April 30.
  • Video finalists, selected by a judging panel, will appear on the website and the scholarship winner will be announced May 31.

Student Checking

  • Maintenance fee free checking until the age of 25
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • NO fees whatsoever will be charged when using a Sharefax, PNC, Fifth Third, or Alliance One ATM. Surcharges may be charged by a machine owner not listed above when using their ATM. However, Sharefax will refund up to $20 per month upon request for Student Checking accountholders to cover surcharges accumulated at fee charging ATMs.
  • Free Mastercard/Debit card transactions when choosing the “credit” option at merchants
  • Free ATM inquiries (up to 4 per month – .50 per inquiry thereafter)
  • Free mobile deposits
  • Free e-alerts & text alerts
  • Free one (1) box of checks (120 checks) per calendar year
  • Free B2B transfers
  • Free online check images
  • Online Bill Payer
  • Access to over 5,000 Shared Branching locations nationwide at which deposits & withdrawals may be made free of charge. This is a great perk when you’re at college!
  • 0.25% off an auto loan
  • Oops! Refund – One per quarter. We’ll cover one NSF fee per quarter!
  • Contact us at (513) 753-2440 to request your refund within 30 days of posting.
  • A free t-shirt when the account is opened with a $50 deposit
  • The account holder must be between the ages of 16 and 25 with a current student ID or approved current class schedule for an accredited school college or university.
  • The account must be signed up for e-statements and maintain a $5 deposit in a savings account.
  • After the member turns 25, the account will convert to a Checking Plus account automatically.

Please bring a picture ID as well as a current student ID or approved current class schedule for an accredited school college or university.

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