Partners in making a difference

Desert Financial, named the No. 1 credit union in Arizona by Forbes, and ASU, ranked No. 1 “Most Innovative School” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, have joined together in a partnership that looks out for another No. 1:


Building on shared values

Our partnership with ASU goes deeper than banking – it began through a shared commitment to education. Since 2020, Desert Financial’s InvestED Program has covered employee tuition for ASU undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs.

Jeff Meshey

"We know strong communities are built by citizens who have received a quality education. Our existing partnership with ASU has improved access to higher education for our employees, and we’re building on that foundation to increase access to high-quality, local financial services and financial education for the ASU community."

– Jeff Meshey,
Desert Financial President and CEO

Michael Crow

"Arizona State University and Desert Financial Credit Union share a strong belief in the power of education and our collaborative ability to support student learning and success. ASU is excited to grow this valued partnership as a dynamic resource offering great service, convenience and financial literacy to our students and our broader Sun Devil® community."

– Michael Crow,
ASU President

Growing a better future together

Since our founding in 1939, we’ve grown from 15 to over 400,000 members and expanded through a statewide charter. As the fastest-growing corporate education partner of ASU, we’re committed to enriching the education and lives of our members, community and team. In 2022, we gave back over $4 million to our community, including:

  • $1 million+ raised for the 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s.
  • $235,000 in community grants and scholarships awarded.
  • $70,000 donated in classroom supplies.

Show your Pitchfork Pride

You can enjoy all the benefits of banking with Desert Financial while showing your Sun Devil spirit with three new ASU debit card designs.

The Innovation debit card The Sparky debit card The Pitchfork debit card

Not a member? Open an account and get your card here.

If you’re an existing member, follow these quick steps in Online Banking to get your ASU debit card:

  1. Log in to Online Banking.
  2. Select Card Manager under the My Tools option.
  3. Click the “Select” button below your debit card.
  4. Choose “Select new card design.”
  5. Pick your new ASU debit card!

Plus, enjoy the convenience of Desert Financial branches and ATMs across Tempe, West, Downtown Phoenix and Polytechnic campuses.

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