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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

2019 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. To be considered, submit an essay on “Describe who has been the primary source of your financial education.  Who or what has given you the information you now possess to manage your current and future finances?  Please describe how you learned what you now know and what benefits there have been from that knowledge.  Please also describe any pitfalls you have encountered as well!  Finally, what sets you apart from other students you encounter in your educational setting?” The deadline for the 2019 Donald Jeffers Scholarship was February 14, 2019.

Entries must be post-marked by February 14, 2019 to:
Sharefax Credit Union, Attn: Raye Kimberlin
7443 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040
or via email at

The winners will be presented their scholarship at the Annual Meeting on April 14, 2019. 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 Committee of the Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance invites you to apply for a scholarship. There will be at least eight scholarships awarded at $1,000 each. To qualify, you must be at least a senior in a local high school and plan to enroll in accredited post-high school program, including vocational, professional and academic studies, which are not limited to colleges and universities. Applicants may also be anyone who is obtaining an Associates or Bachelor Degree. Applicants must be a primary member of an Ohio Credit Union located in one of the Cincinnati Alliance area counties to be eligible (Cincinnati Alliance Counties are: Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, and Adams, Butler and Warren).

Please mail scholarship entry to:

CACUOA Scholarship Committee

C/O Karen Riel

United Methodist Financial Credit Union

431 Ohio Pike, Suite 100N

Cincinnati, OH  45255

Deadline to apply: Postmarked by Friday, February 15, 2019



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