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K-State Today

June 25, 2020

Kansas State University named to LendEdu's top 50 financial literacy programs

Submitted by Jodi Kaus

Kansas State University has been named 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 online and in-person 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 again in this top 50 listing of universities who excel at supporting students with resources to assist them in their successful transition to financial independence," said Jodi Kaus, director of Powercat Financial. "It is a testament to all of the varied financial services offered to students at Kansas State."

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