AAAS partners with NASA Federal Credit Union for its member banking program

Nov 01, 2012, 16:06 ET from NASA Federal Credit Union

Scientists and engineers worldwide join NASA Federal's membership

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected NASA Federal Credit Union (NASAFCU) as its official banking provider. As part of their AAAS membership benefits, nearly 120,000 members worldwide will enjoy a wide range of financial tools and products available to NASA Federal members, including special banking offers and AAAS branded credit cards, check cards and checks.


AAAS has nearly 120,000 individual and institutional members and 261 affiliates, serving 10 million scientists in fields ranging from plant biology to dentistry. AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."

"Like AAAS, NASA Federal Credit Union is dedicated to serving the science, engineering, and technology communities," said NASA Federal President and CEO Doug Allman. "This shared perspective is just one of the many reasons for why we are embarking on this unique partnership."

AAAS also publishes Science magazine, which has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million.  

"We're confident that our new partnership with NASA Federal will provide our members with a superior banking experience," said AAAS Marketing and Membership Director, Ian King. "NASA Federal offers our members better ways to save and smarter ways to borrow with friendly, professional service – along with anytime, anywhere account access."

Unlike other financial institutions that have public stockholders, NASA Federal is a not-for-profit financial cooperative where being a member means being an owner, too.  And as a member/owner, AAAS account holders will enjoy unique benefits like: better loan rates, higher dividends and state-of-the-art products and services.

In addition to benefits available to all NASA Federal members, AAAS members are able to apply for a AAAS Platinum Advantage Rewards or Platinum Cash Rewards credit cards.  For more details you may visit:  To learn how to become a AAAS member visit:

About NASA Federal Credit Union:
NASA Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned entirely by its members and operated for the benefit of all who belong. Chartered in 1949, NASA Federal Credit Union serves the diverse needs of more than 80,000 members with a full array of financial services and the strength of over $1 billion in assets.

About AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals, Science (, Science Translational Medicine (, and Science Signaling ( AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS ( is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! at, the premier science news web site, a service of AAAS.

SOURCE NASA Federal Credit Union