1. Submit an Online Loan Application. When you submit your application, you will receive a Preliminary Interest Rate Notice (PIRN) that provides term and rate information. If you have a cosigner, please ensure they complete their part of the application in a timely manner.

2. Apply for membership, if you are not an existing HUECU member. This step must be completed in order to advance your application. Click here to join HUECU

Due to the cooperative banking structure of credit unions, you must be an HUECU member to obtain a loan. Please visit huecu.org/membership to learn about membership, and to submit an online application. Pay close attention to notifications from HUECU in case we need more information for your account. Applications take 2-3 business days to process.

3. Upload supporting documentation, this includes identification documents, and may include income documents. Please check your online account for specific documentation requirements.

4. Enrollment Verification. As a part of the process, your school will receive a request to verify your enrollment and affiliation with Harvard.

5. Configure your Loan. Once enrollment verification has been completed by your school and supporting documentation has been processed, you will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your online account to select your repayment term.

6. Sign your Loan Documents. Once you’ve configured your loan, you will receive your Approval Disclosure and Promissory Note to review and sign electronically.

7. Review your Final Disclosure, which includes the final terms of your loan.  You will receive a notification when your disclosure is ready for review. You will have the option to waive your Final Disclosure Receipt period, which will expedite your loan disbursement.

8. Loan Disbursement. Funds will be deposited directly into your HUECU Account, and can be accessed using a debit card, ATM, online banking or checks.

Please Note: Signing and submitting documents electronically will expedite the loan process. If unable to do so, you may sign your documents at a credit union branch by scheduling an appointment, or in the presence of a U.S. notary. If your documents are notarized in-person, the originals must be mailed to the credit union to finalize your loan. A notarization stamp is required on all signature pages for documents to be accepted.

Signed and notarized loan documents should be mailed to:

Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Education Lending
PO Box 382609
Cambridge, MA 02238-2609