We aren’t like a regular bank. We’re a credit union!

Gulf Coast Educators FCU is made up of educators and school employees, that is why all of our products and services revolve around you and your needs. As an Alvin ISD employee, you and your immediate family members are eligible for membership. When you open your savings account, you unlock all the great perks that being a GCEFCU member has to offer:

Alvin ISD

We Love Alvin ISD

GCEFCU employees at Alvin ISD's new teacher orientationEvery year the credit union donates thousands of dollars to local schools to not only help our educator-members better teach their students, but to also improve the learning and overall educational experience for the future of our community. At Gulf Coast Educators, we believe that education is the smartest investment one can choose to make. We are proud of the members we serve, and we know that you make a difference in the lives of many students.

We partnered with Alvin ISD many years ago, and began donating and sponsoring events for AISD school employees. Caylee Smith, our Marketing Director, currently serves on the Alvin ISD Education Foundation and volunteers her time to help make a difference in her community.

You may recognize some of our Business Development team, as we are always sponsoring appreciation lunches and events at Alvin ISD schools. Next time you see Caylee, Julia, Jessica, Rebeca, or Marissa out at your school, feel free to stop by and say hello!

Products & Services

See What GCEFCU Has To Offer

Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union offers a wide range of innovative services that will enable you do to your banking any time, anywhere. At GCEFCU, you are more than just an account number. You are a member-owner that shares in the credit union’s success.






Extra Perks

Member Perks

Being a member of Gulf Coast Educators has its perks. Not only will you have an affordable & convenient place to do your banking, but you will also have access to all of the great benefits listed below.

allpointThere is never a charge to use a Gulf Coast Educators VISA® debit card at one of our ATMs. Other financial institution ATMs charge fees (surcharges) to use their ATMs.  To avoid these charges, we’ve partnered with Allpoint Nationwide Network.  With Allpoint you have access to your funds wh “no surcharge fees” at tens of thousands of ATMs nationwide.

Your time is worth money and we know it. That’s why we offer you the convenience of doing business with your credit union through direct deposit. The best part is that our members with direct deposit report receiving their deposits at least a day before their coworkers who have accounts elsewhere*.

We offer our members discount tickets for several amusement and theme parks in our area. To purchase tickets, you may contact the credit union for your verified member password (NOT your online banking password), and then purchase them online.

If you have a project or lesson plan you’d like to implement in your classroom, but don’t have the funds to do so, we are here to help. Every January and July we accept hundreds of applications for our $100 Classroom Mini Grants.

Gulf Coast Educators offers thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors every year.

Our Money Talks blog features articles about saving, credit, fraud, and resources for educators. Check out our tips and tricks on all things financial and educational.

Direct Deposit

Sign up for Direct Deposit

Switching your direct deposit from one financial institution to us has never been easier. Follow the simple steps below to get started.

1. Once your account is open, fill out the form below to receive a certified letter from us with your account and routing number. This is the information your payroll department will need in order to set up your direct deposit.

2. Complete your employer’s direct deposit form. Alvin ISD employees can download their direct deposit form by clicking here. Attach this form and the certified letter you received from us and send to your employer’s HR department. They will take care of it from there!

3. Review the Automatic Withdrawal Checklist to ensure that all of your automatic debits and bills are transferred over to your new account.

4. Once your direct deposit and all your automatic debits have been successfully moved over, you can close your old account at your previous financial institution.

Direct Deposit Authorization Request

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Visit Your School

Want us to visit your school?

We appreciate our school employees, and we want to show it! Every day we throw appreciation lunches at schools all across the greater Houston area. Want us to throw your school a party next? Enter your school’s information in the form below, and one of our team members will reach out to your administrative team to set something up.

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You can reach us any time Mon-Fri from 7am-7pm or on Saturdays from 9am-12pm by calling or texting 281-487-9333.

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