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Furlough Loans


Our Furlough Loan can bridge the gap for ECSFCU member-owners whose annual pay becomes negatively affected when the school district with which they are employed mandates salary cuts for budgetary purposes.

 This loan is available to employees currently employed by a school or school district that does one or more of the following:*

  1. Mandates the employee take “X” number days of unpaid furlough
  2. Cuts the employee’s salary
  3. Increases the employee’s out-of-pocket health insurance premiums during the current academic year

*Member-owner is required to have an ECSFCU checking account with direct deposit in order to obtain a Furlough Loan. Only one Furlough loan is available during any one academic calendar year. Member-owners must be in good standing.

Furlough Loan Maximum

The maximum Furlough Loan amount is the lesser of:

  • The loss of gross earnings for mandatory furlough
  • 5.00% of annual earnings prior to the salary reduction
  • $5,000.

Furlough Loan Details

  • The total loan amount will be rounded up to the nearest $100 increment.
  • The maximum term is 24 months. Skip payment months are not available.
  • The loan will be made at 0% Annual Percentage Rate.
  • No application fee.
  • If the payment is more than 10 days late, a late charge of 5% of the payment amount  due or $15.00, whichever is greater, will be imposed.


Loan Rates

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    Kevin Miller likes to connect good people to great resources. He’s been an enthusiastic fan of East County Schools Federal Credit Union since 2013 when we were known to the education community as Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, more than five years ago. “Every person I’ve referred to ECSFCU has raved about the lower rates, better terms and great treatment they get.” From amazing auto loan rates to 0% interest classroom loans, he says, “There has never been a dropped ball or bad experience for anyone I’ve ever referred to ECSFCU.”


    Kevin Miller - Administrative Pastor of Foothills Christian Church