Powercat Financial

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Key findings about our work


Creation of Powercat Financial

Powercat Financial began in August 2009 when Student Governing Association allocated funds for the creation of a program to provide students free assistance and counseling on personal finances born out of a proposal initiated with the College of Health and Human Science's Personal Financial Planning faculty. The program was designed as a peer-to-peer program where students studying financial planning or financial services offer counseling to fellow students on budgeting, saving, credit, student loan repayment and transitioning to work.

Powercat Financial now serves as the peer-led pillar of the Financal Futures Initiative. Financial Futures brings together multiple areas of campus to focus on improving the financial well-being of students with a goal of ultimately impacting each and every member of Kansas State University. Learn more

Outcomes & Assessment

Powercat Financial has made a difference in the financial well-being of many K-State students. Our biggest successes are when we help a student get on track financially allowing them to remain at K-State to pursue their degree or when students indicate we helped reduced their financial stress.

The outcomes of our efforts have provided the following impact at K-State:

  • Financial workshops presented to over 65,000 students on topics ranging from budgeting to transitioning to work;
  • Individual financial counseling provided one-on-one to over 6,000 students;
  • Over 150 students have gained pre-professional financial counseling experience as peer financial counselors.

Student Learning Outcomes for Powercat Financial - by utilizing our services and resources students should:

  • Be satisfied with their personal financial counseling experience at Powercat Financial;
  • Report a reduction in financial stress after receiving personal financial counseling;
  • Exercise sound reasoning to analyze, make decisions and overcome financial problems when serving as a peer financial counselor.

A recent 2022-2023 PF assessment plan (PDF) for Powercat Financial is available for review.


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