SECU Providing FAFSA Completion Assistance

If you’re an SECU member who is new to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process or is a returning college student who needs to complete the financial aid form, SECU can help.  The Credit Union will be offering FAFSA completion assistance to its members during normal business hours throughout the month of November.  There is no cost for the assistance.  Credit Union staff in all 265 branch locations will be available to answer questions and help students and their parents complete and electronically file the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The form is a required document to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.


Mitchell McPhail Received $10,000 Scholarship

Reginald Pincham, Director of Enrollment Student Services at the CPCC Levine Campus and member of the Matthews Branch State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Board Mitchell McPhailof Managers, presented a $10,000 scholarship to Levine Middle College student, Mitchell McPhail (middle) and his mother, Melissa McPhail, on May 24.

The SECU is a non-profit cooperative which provides financial services to state employees and their families.  In order to exemplify the “People helping People” philosophy, the SECU Foundation was created and funded by the contributions of our members.

This year, the SECU Foundation is awarding 349, $10,000 scholarships to be used at any one of the 16 campuses of the UNC system. This equates to one scholarship for each public high school.

The scholarships are given based on the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills and character, as well as scholastic achievement.

Institute for Emerging Issues, SECU Prize for Innovation – $50,000 award

The State Employees’ Credit Union and the Institute for Emerging Issues are proud to sponsor a contest that rewards N.C.’s higher education students for investing in their communities. The prize, open to students in higher education in N.C., will reward innovative solutions to challenges facing N.C. communities. The first place winner will receive $50,000; the runner-up $25,000; two “fan favorites” $10,000 each; and one of IEI’s choice $5,000. External judges will review each application.

For complete application materials visit  Applications are due on December 1 (instructions on the website).