Going to College

Preparing for College

If the road of your life—or your child's life—will be taking a turn through a college campus, turn to Hiway to assist in coping with the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education.

Whether you're planning for future education expenses or currently attending college, Hiway has the products and services to help you concentrate on textbooks, not your checkbook.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Minnesota Family Involvement Council (FIC) has $10,000 available in scholarship money for Minnesota credit union members who are pursuing higher education.

Choosing and Paying for a College

Still not sure which college you want to attend? Or maybe you're wondering how in the world you're going to manage to cover tuition, books and housing without having to live on instant noodles?

We have the resources you need to find a college and pay for it too. Show More

  • Investment Services at Hiway
    Where can your money do the most work for your future? Financial Consultants with Investment Services at Hiway will take the time to match up your goals with a portfolio that will help you hit your targets. Call today for a free, no-obligation portfolio review.

  • Coverdell Education Savings Account
    Tax-free withdrawals for education expenses—that's what you get with a Coverdell Education Savings Account. If you meet eligibility requirements, you can start putting away up to $2,000 per year for future education expenses.

  • Student Loans
    Keep your monthly payments low while you're enrolled in school with a Student Loan from Hiway. Unlike federally subsidized student loans, Hiway's program has no income requirements, so even if you've been turned down for other student loans, you may still be able to take advantage of our competitive rates and flexible payment schedule.

  • Certificate Accounts
    Certificate Accounts are a great way to earn higher dividends than you would earn on a savings account, while still enjoying the peace of mind of a federally insured savings account at Hiway. And with terms from three to 60 months, you'll be sure to find a certificate that's right for your situation.


Fast Access to Your Money From Anywhere

Even if you feel snowed under by the demands of school, work and friends, it's easy to keep on top of your money. Check out the following tools to make managing your money quick and hassle-free. Show More

  • Checking Account
    Your checking account is the workhorse of your money management tools. It's your primary transaction account —the one used to pay bills, get spending money, whatever.

    Lots of banks offer you a free box of checks and a zero minimum balance on a checking account. If you're lucky, maybe they even throw in a beach blanket. Hiway gives you more: not only do you get your first check order free and a zero minimum balance, but we'll also pay you dividends on your checking account balance. See if the other guys give you that combo.

    Read below to learn how you can super size your checking account to make it even more convenient.

  • Hiway Debit Card
    Checks?! Who needs checks when there's the Hiway MasterCard® Debit Card? It works just like a check: use it for purchases at millions of locations worldwide and the amount is deducted from your checking account. No ID to show, no check to write. Plus you can use it to get cash at ATMs worldwide.

  • Online Banking
    Got a connection to the Internet? Then you've got access to your Hiway accounts. With Tellernet Online Banking you can check account activity, make transfers between your Hiway accounts, even pay your bills in minutes.

    Are your parents Hiway members? We can set things up so that they can transfer money into your account online. Give us a call for details.

    Best of all, Tellernet is available 24x7, so it's perfect for procrastinating at three in the morning when you should be studying for the big Econ test.

  • Mobile Banking
    When was the last time you needed to make a quick transfer from the checkout line to cover a debit purchase? With Mobile Banking from Hiway, you can use your cell phone or other mobile device to check balances, transfer funds and pay your bills, when and where it's convenient for you.

  • Fast Credit Line
    Bounced checks happen to the best of us from time to time. To make sure a fee doesn't also come bouncing your way, check out the Fast Credit Line: it's an open-ended line of credit that kicks in when your checking account goes negative. You can even use it when you need a little extra cash.

  • Visa Credit Card
    You know those big-bank credit card applications that flood college campuses every fall? Sure they'll give you a card—then they'll take you for a ride by charging you jacked-up interest rates. That's not us.

    Hiway Visa cards give you the purchasing power of Visa, with the competitive interest rates and convenience that you expect from Hiway. They're accepted at millions of locations worldwide, with 24-hour support by phone. You can even access your account—and pay your bill—online through Tellernet.