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K-State Today

July 15, 2019

K-State ranks among nation's top financial literacy programs

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University has been ranked No. 25 on LendEDU's list of top 50 financial literacy programs at colleges and universities across the United States.

The website's rankings were decided by factors such as the number of workshops and resources available; access to one-on-one financial consultation; and incentivizing programs available. 

K-State was noted for its personal and online financial counseling services, which include Powercat Financial. The peer-to-peer program offers free counseling to students on budgeting, saving, credit, student loan repayment and transitioning to work via individual financial counseling, financial presentations to student groups and educational programming on financial topics.

"K-State is proud to be included in the growing number of universities who understand the importance of supporting students with resources to assist them in their successful transition to financial independence," said Jodi Kaus, director of Powercat Financial. "It is wonderful to be recognized for our 10 years of success with Powercat Financial and its assortment of helpful financial services."

In addition to financial counseling, CashCourse is offered free of charge to all students. The College of Health and Human Sciences offers Money 101 and Introduction to Personal Financial Planning, which are courses that teach students about personal finance.