CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2014
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is the world’s largest university-based credit union, offering a full range of personal and business related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide.

Maintaining and growing membership is a priority for MSUFCU. Our Refer a Friend Website provides a means to keep current members happy while also growing the MSUFCU family by encouraging new individuals to join.

Our Refer a Friend Website assigns each existing MSUFCU member a unique referral code, which they can share quickly and easily through Facebook, Twitter and email.

When the referrer’s friends or family members click through the shared link, they are presented with the choice either to print out the referral code to bring into a local credit union branch or to begin the process of opening an account online.

After a referred account is created, both the existing member and the new member are given their reward.

Referring members are able to track how many of their referrals result in new accounts and the reward they receive on the main page of the referral website.

Our Refer a Friend Website is responsive and works well on both mobile and desktop browsers. It is written in PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and uses the Bootstrap framework. It runs on an Apache webserver and uses MySQL database.