Someone you know thinks you should be a member of Gulf Coast Educators FCU. Before you get started, you’ll need to make sure that you qualify for membership. If you fall into any of the categories below, you are good to go.

  • I am an employee who regularly works in the educational industry in the state of Texas. Educational industry is described as working for an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary school, a county superintendent of schools office, an authorized education foundation, or a school board.
  • I am the spouse of someone who died while within the field of membership of this credit union.
  • I’m an employee of this credit union.
  • I’m an immediate family member of a GCEFCU member (Spouse, Grandparent, Parent, Step-Parent, Child, Step-Child, Grandchild, Daughter/Son-in-Law, Sibling, Step-Sibling, Mother/Father-in-Law).

For full list of qualifications, please click here.


Let’s Get Started

In order to use this system to open a membership with Gulf Coast Educators FCU, you will need to upload a valid photo ID. You can upload an image of your photo ID or use the camera on your mobile device to take a photo of your ID. You will upload it using the form below. Once we receive your application, we will process it and send you an email with documents which will require you to sign. Once you sign the documents, we will contact you to let you know your membership is opened.

By submitting this form, you are authorizing Gulf Coast Educators FCU to open a membership (Primary Share Account) in addition to other selected accounts. By naming an existing GCEFCU member who referred you, the credit union will deposit a $25 bonus into that member’s account once you have at least $25 in your new GCEFCU account before December 31, 2020.

Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. Therefore, we may ask for certain information.

Open an account online

What This Means to You:
When you open a new account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. In addition, we may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents. For additional information, you may visit the NCUA Consumer Assistance Center.