NASA Federal Credit Union

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500 Prince Georges Blvd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

NASA Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Upper Marlboro and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Maryland. It is also the 107th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1949 and as of June of 2021, it had grown to 331 employees and 201,413 members at 13 locations. NASA Federal Credit Union has an A+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in NASA Federal Credit Union is open to anyone through a complimentary membership to the National Space Society. Membership is also open to employees or retirees of NASA Headquarters or any NASA Center or Facility or NAS, employees or members of NASA Federal Credit Union partner companies or associations.
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$300 Bonus With Qualifying Direct Deposit And Debit Card Purchases.* - 6/18/2021

*$300 checking bonus requires opening a Premier eChecking account between 5/3/2021 and 7/31/2021, establishing a $2,000 minimum monthly recurring direct deposit for 3 consecutive months and making at least 20 debit card purchases (pin or signature) each month for 3 consecutive months, all within 120 days of account opening. In order to receive bonus, account must be in good standing. Only one bonus will be paid per member and offer is non-transferable. $300 will be credited to the primary applicant’s savings account on file, 120 days from account opening.

Did NASA FCU Change The Eligibility Requirements? - 6/10/2021

I just received something in the mail from them saying that anyone who joins must be in accordance with their membership requirements but with no more detail than that. I would assume that anyone who joined had been in accordance with NASA's membership requirements at that time. So what does it mean - are they trying to kick out existing members?

NASA Federal Credit Union CD Specials Continue To Be Competitive - 5/6/2021

NASA Federal Credit Union (easy membership) three CD Specials (9-, 15-, and 49-month) continue to offering competitive rates. $10k minimum deposit of new money.

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10/1/18 - NASA FCU 15-Mo. 3.25% CD Might Be Down To 2.75%
9/3/18 - NASA Federal Credit Union Offers Top Rate 15-Month CD
9/1/18 - Raised Rates For Certificates
9/1/18 - 15 Month CD @ 3.25%
7/30/18 - $125 Bonus For Premier Echecking Account With DD Or Billpay+ And Estatement
7/3/18 - NASA FCU 15-Month Special 2.50%
4/2/18 - 2.25% 11 Month CD Has Expired
2/15/18 - 2.25% 11 Month CD
2/15/18 - NASA FCU Adds 11-Month Share Certificate Special
2/15/18 - 11-Month CD
1/2/18 - NASA FCU Boosts Rates On 49- and 15-Month Certificate Specials
1/1/18 - NASA FCU Hikes 49-Month And 15-Month Certificate Rates
4/3/17 - NASA FCU Offers 49-Month CD Special
4/1/17 - 49-Month CD 2.25% APY, Limited Time Offer.
2/14/17 - EWP Increased On New Cds At NASA Federal Credit Union
11/1/16 - NASA FCU Drops 15-Month CD Rate
10/19/16 - NASA FCU Offers Limited-Time 15-Month CD Rate Increase
7/6/16 - 49-Month Special Drops To 2.00%
6/2/16 - NASA FCU Increases 49-month CD Special Rate
6/1/16 - Rate Increase On 49-Month CD
3/7/16 - NASA FCU 49 Month CD Rate Drop.
1/3/16 - NASA FCU Raises Rate On Competitive 49-Month CD Special
1/1/16 - 49 Month Share Certificate Yield Increase
1/6/15 - NASA FCU Offers Nationally Available Top Rate 15- and 49-month CDs
10/27/14 - NASA Federal Credit Union Improves Its CD Terms Document
8/14/14 - Why You Should Always Read Account Disclosures
7/4/14 - 49-Month 2.25% CD Special Offer Extended
6/3/14 - Higher Special CD Rates at NASA Federal Credit Union
3/1/14 - 49-Month CD Special
2/20/14 - 2% 49 Month Cd Nasa CU
2/10/14 - 49-Month CD Special with a Top Rate at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
10/4/09 - 2.20% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
9/1/09 - 3.50% 55-Month CD & 2.25% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
7/26/09 - 4.00% 50-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
2/2/09 - 3.50% 18-Month CD at NASA Federal Credit Union - Easy Membership
9/1/08 - 4.25% 11-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
8/1/08 - 4.00% 11-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
6/1/08 - 5.00% 55-Month CD at NASA FCU - Easy Membership
5/13/08 - $175 New Checking Account and Credit Card Offer at NASA FCU (Easy Membership)
5/13/08 - 5.65% 7-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
11/3/07 - 5.25% 10-Month / 5.15% 5-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
4/30/07 - 5.80% 7-Month CD at NASA FCU (Open to All)
4/6/07 - 5.50% 5-Month / 5.50% 15-Month CD at NASA FCU
3/1/07 - 5.75% IRA CD / 5.50% 15-Month CD at NASA FCU
11/17/06 - 5.80% 7-Month CD at Credit Union Open to All (NASA FCU)
10/14/06 - 6.00% 7-Month CD at a Credit Union Open to All (NASA FCU).
10/6/06 - 5.75% 9-Month CD at NASA FCU - $100K (Open To All)

Easy To Get CD Approved But Not To Fund

I was approved for the 15 mo. CD, yet I suppose I have to call to fund my CD, yet I called 3 times until they closed without an answer. :-(

Update, 6/23/19: The bank is open Saturday so I was able to get a hold of a Rep and was explained how to fund first the Savings account, wire transfer is the best option, and then call to fund CD. You have 10 days to fund CD. For the POD or Beneficiary, you have to download/print the Member Application, fill out, including Beneficiary, and return via email to: [email protected] . I don't think I will fund a CD if the Beneficiary is not established first, so I hope they can process it quickly otherwise I won't take my chances.

Feels Like A Bank

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Moving to UNFCU after 10 years with NASA. Fees and procedures make this a cold space adventure. We've always had large deposit accounts and still get nickeled and dimed so don't expect dividends to matter. Funding CDs and moving money around is a hassle and requires talking to someone on the phone.

We love what credit unions stand for, but NasaFCU has lost touch with members; heck I feel closer to CapOne. Nothing to be proud of here. Sad, and you know, after 10 years we closed our accounts, no one even asked why?...bye bye, stay away

Proud And Glad To Be Aboard

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To be able to bank with the men of NASA with.all their courage to see where my monies
Are at to be able to talk with the directors of the bank to ASST with some of the concerns the banks executive staff may have

Opening Membership Account

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I recently opened a new account, Share Savings. I was able to complete the process on-line in ~ 4 business days. In my case I had to provide a copy of my driver’s license, a utility bill and a notarized copy of my social security card. They also required a hard credit check via Experian. A $5.00 funding to open the membership was completed in the form of an ACH pull from my local credit union. To establish a POD payee, I completed a PDF fill-in Membership Application which was downloaded from their website. All required documentation was easily submitted using their provided secure portal link in the acceptable file formats, Word, PDF, JPG and TIFF. I believe I can fund the anticipated CD account via an ACH push from my local CU or a pull by NASA FCU.

The entire process was a little more involved than anything I’ve experienced in the past but well worth the effort as they have a well-structured user website, very fast message response system along with attractive CD rates.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #6328
Year Chartered1949
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.75%
Return on Equity - YTD15.77%
Annual Interest Income$61.6MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$3.47B$3.31B
LoansQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$2.35B$2.39B
DepositsQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$2.87B$2.70B
Equity CapitalQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$381.3MM$326.9MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$24.7MM$25.7MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$8.9MM$13.6MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2021vs Q2 2020$288.00K$0
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NASA Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.55%*$100k*-Health Savings Services
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% Up to $2.5k | 0.30% $2.5k - $10k | 0.35% $10k - $25k | 0.40% $25k - $50k | 0.45% $50k - $100k
0.15%$5-Education Savings
0.15%$5-IRA Savings
0.10%$5-Prime Savings
0.10%--Holiday Club
0.10%--Business Savings
0.10%--Special Savings

NASA Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.45%*$100k*-Premier Advantage Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.45%*$100k*-Business Premier Advantage Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.45%*$100k*-Premier Advantage Money Market IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.30%$40k-Premier Plus Money Market
0.30%$40k-Business Premier Plus Money Market
0.30%$40k-Premier Plus Money Market IRA
0.25%$10k-Premier Money Market
0.25%$10k-Business Premier Money Market
0.25%$10k-Premier Money Market IRA

NASA Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.35%--Premier Preferred Checking Account
0.35%--Business Checking with Interest

NASA Federal Credit Union CD Rates

1.15%$10k-49 Month Share Certificate Special - New Money
1.00%$1k-60 Month Share Certificate
0.85%$1k-48 Month Share Certificate
0.75%$1k-Business 60 Month Share Certificate
0.65%$1k-36 Month Share Certificate
0.60%$1k-Business 48 Month Share Certificate
0.60%$10k-15 Month Share Certificate Special - New Money
0.55%$1k-36 Month Bump Rate Share Certificate
0.55%$2k-12 Month Health Savings Certificate
0.55%$1k-Business 36 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$10k-9 Month Share Certificate Special - New Money
0.50%$1k-24 Month Share Certificate
0.50%$2k-6 Month Health Savings Certificate
0.50%$1k-Business 24 Month Share Certificate
0.45%$50$50k12 Month Early Savers Share Certificate
0.45%$1k-12 Month Share Certificate
0.45%$1k-Business 12 Month Share Certificate
0.40%$1k-6 Month Share Certificate
0.40%$1k-24 Month Bump Rate Share Certificate
0.40%$1k-Business 6 Month Share Certificate
0.35%$250-12 Month Add-On Share Certificate

NASA Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

1.15%$10k-49 Month IRA Certificate Special - New Money
1.00%$1k-60 Month IRA Certificate
0.85%$1k-48 Month IRA Certificate
0.65%$1k-36 Month IRA Certificate
0.60%$10k-15 Month IRA Certificate Special - New Money
0.55%$1k-36 Month Bump Rate IRA Certificate
0.55%$10k-9 Month IRA Certificate Special
0.50%$1k-24 Month IRA Certificate
0.45%$1k-12 Month IRA Certificate
0.45%$50$50k12 Month Early Savers IRA Certificate
0.40%$1k-6 Month IRA Certificate
0.40%$1k-24 Month Bump Rate IRA Certificate
0.35%$250-12 Month Add-On IRA Certificate


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