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Powercat Financial

Does your financial situation as a graduate student cause you stress? You’re not alone! Over half of master’s and doctoral students surveyed by the Council of Graduate Schools reported financial stress and dissatisfaction with their financial situation. K-State’s Powercat Financial is here to help you manage your money and reduce your financial stress for now and in the future. Trained peer financial counselors provide FREE, individual help sessions (in-person and online) and educational workshops.

Some of their services include:

  • Preparing a step-by-step college financial plan to reduce debt
  • Determining long-and short-term financial goals
  • Preparing a spending plan
  • Organizing your finances and spending
  • Obtaining and reviewing your credit report
  • Analyzing your options for student loan repayment
  • Reviewing your job offer and employee benefits 
Free Financial Counseling

Currently enrolled graduate students can request free, confidential appointments with a peer financial counselor to be held in-person or online.

In addition to meeting with students in the Powercat Financial office (302 K-State Student Union), peer counselors are available to meet with graduate students in 312 Eisenhower Hall on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

To request an appointment, visit the Powercat Financial services page.

Grad Money Matters Workshops

In partnership with the Graduate School, Powercat Financial offers Grad Money Matters workshops exclusively for graduate students. Additional workshops are available to all K-State graduate and undergraduate students.

Register here to attend a Grad Money Matters workshop.

Ditch Your Debt

October 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall, room 121.

ditch your debt

This workshop will cover: good debt vs. bad debt, maintaining good credit, debt repayment, debt management resources, identify student loans and servicers, student loan repayment plans, considering student loan consolidation, and student loan forgiveness programs. 

Maximize Your Money

September 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall, room 121. 

maximize your money

This workshop will cover: how to establish a spending plan, the importance of establishing an emergency fund, and tips for saving, credit vs. debit, and how to look you credit report and score, and what makes up your credit score.