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How to Join

There are two ways to open an account at JHFCU: in person at one of our branches, or by mail. Our membership application (PDF) is available online. Click here to see a list of groups eligible for membership.

At a Branch

To start your membership with JHFCU, we recommend that you visit our East Baltimore, Homewood, Bayview, or Eastern, branch if you are an employee of Hopkins or another employer within our field of membership. If you are a relative or co-habitant or a current member, you will need that member's account number, signature, and social security number to join. Be sure to bring a Hopkins or Hopkins affiliated ID badge or a current paycheck stub to show proof of eligibility for membership and a valid state-issued ID (e.g., driver's license). You will need to complete a membership application and deposit a minimum of $25.00 into a Share Savings account or sign up for payroll deduction to initiate the account and take advantage of all the other JHFCU benefits and services. While opening your account, you can sign up for direct deposit and/or payroll deduction at the same time.

Via Mail

You can also call the Credit Union or send an e-mail to to request an application if you prefer to open your Share Savings account by mail. The completed application should be returned to the Credit Union with the following items:

  • A $25.00 minimum deposit or a payroll deduction form.
  • A copy of a valid state-issued ID for all parties to be listed on the account.
  • Proof of eligibility, such as a copy of a Hopkins or Hopkins affiliate ID badge or current paycheck stub.

Please note: All applications must have an original signature. Applications for new membership cannot be faxed. For the security of your account and the Credit Union, all new accounts are verified through ChexSystems and are subject to the requirements of the Patriot Act. 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. What this means to you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents. If you have any questions call us to speak with a representative.

Not Yet a Part of Our Select Employee Groups?

If you are a Human Resources or Benefits Manager and are interested in offering your employees the advantages of a Credit Union, please go to the Employer Partners section of our website.