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K-State Today

September 13, 2022

New zero credit course on financial well-being

Submitted by Jodi Kaus

Kansas State University is offering a new financial well-being zero credit hour course — PFP 300 Problems in Personal Financial Planning/Financial Well-being — to assist students in learning about managing financial resources, overcoming financial challenges and how their college career translates into future opportunities.

As part of the course, students will also be introduced to Powercat Financial, K-State's peer-to-peer financial education program, by scheduling a free college financial planning session. With this pilot program, we are offering a $50 scholarship incentive to the first 250 students who enroll and a $50 scholarship incentive to the first 250 students to complete the course.

The course will be offered in four sections with two in-person options and two online asynchronous options. Students may enroll in whichever section meets their needs the best. Each section will complete six modules on topics such as financial beliefs and behaviors, budgeting, student loan planning, understanding credit and more. 

Please let students know they may choose from one of the following four sections and enroll via KSIS now:

  1. Course No. 17407 online asynchronous from Sept. 19 to Oct. 21.
  2. Course No. 17418 in person Tuesday/Thursday 4-5 p.m. Sept. 27 to Oct. 13.
  3. Course No. 17408 online asynchronous from Oct. 24 to Nov. 23.
  4. Course No. 17426 in person Tuesday/Thursday 4-5 p.m. Oct. 25 to Nov. 10.

The initiative is one part of a piloted universitywide effort toward increasing student financial well-being involving several campus units. Please contact Blake Gray, personal financial planning professor of practice, at btgray@k-state.edu with any questions about the courses or enrollment.