Financial Counseling Clinic


The mission of the ISU Financial Counseling Clinic (FCC) is to serve as a model university financial counseling, planning and education laboratory providing students with hands-on experience in Financial Counseling and Planning.

The ISU Financial Counseling Clinic (FCC) is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of members of the university community.

We provide financial wellness education and counseling to ISU students and staff in the following areas:

  • Learning sound financial principles
  • Overcoming financial indebtedness
  • Identifying/modifying ineffective money management behaviors
  • Developing successful strategies to achieve financial goals
  • Working through financial challenges
  • Developing new perspectives on the dynamics of money in relation to family, friends, and individual self-esteem.

Financial Counseling Clinic News

Lee draws economic insights from US tax, health care policy
Daeyong Lee uses data related to consumers’ health care decisions to peer into families’ financial stability.
Summer internships provide springboard to careers
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students secured internships this summer in Iowa and across the globe.
Changes to credit reports will benefit college students
Jonathan Fox, director of Iowa State University’s Financial Counseling Clinic and Ruth Whipp Sherwin Endowed Professor, and other financial experts say many Iowa State students may benefit from changes to credit report criteria taking effect this summer.
Bartholomae brings financial education, outreach to Iowans on campus and across state
Suzanne Bartholomae, a human development and family studies assistant professor, researches ways to help with financial stress.
Iowa State researchers to share promises, vulnerabilities of families at national conference
More than 50 Iowa State University researchers will offer their expertise in family health at a national family relations conference.
College of Human Sciences students driven by passion to help others
The College of Human Sciences enrolls 4,915 students this fall, contributing to Iowa State University’s eighth consecutive year of record enrollment with 36,660 students.
Iowa State prepares students for excellence in financial counseling
Iowa State University's financial counseling and planning program recently received a renewed mark of excellence for high standards in financial counseling preparation.
Students look to meaningful careers in the College of Human Sciences
Iowa State students hoping to spend their professional lives helping others continue to be drawn to the people-oriented majors offered by the College of Human Sciences.
Iowa State’s financial counseling and planning achieves new standard of excellence
The program is now registered by the Certified Financial Planner Board — a mark of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.
New HDFS chair aims to cultivate department’s name-brand recognition
Carl Weems is the new professor and chair of human development and family studies. He's a developmental scientist and psychologist who applies science to real-world problems.
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    Financial Counseling Clinic
    Iowa State University
    4380 Palmer HDFS Building, #1340
    Ames, Iowa 50011-4380


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