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

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.
Iowa State events will bring fun to finance
Over the next two weeks, financial counseling and planning majors will be holding fun student events on Iowa State's campus in honor of National Financial Literacy Month.
Carl Weems to lead human development and family studies at Iowa State University
Carl Weems, a scholar and leader in psychopathology and mental health, will take the helm of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, effective July 1.
Students to get real-world experience through Financial Counseling Clinic
A new direction for Iowa State's Financial Counseling Clinic gives students the opportunity to coach real-world clients about financial questions and issues.
Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences
Pamela White is the inaugural holder of the new dean's chair, which allows her unrestricted use of earnings to advance the college’s priorities.
Iowa State students to pull an all-nighter designing new financial games and apps
“Money Game Jam” is a 24-hour competition in which student participants will develop a new game, mobile application, or website to get students involved in their personal finance. The event takes place March 29-30 in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center.
Financial Counseling Clinic offers tax advice for students
Jonathan Fox, director of the ISU Financial Counseling Clinic and the Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, encourages students to file income tax reports.
Negative childhood experiences lead to adult dysfunction
Clinton Gudmunson, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, analyzed data for an Iowa study on adverse childhood experiences.
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    Financial Counseling Clinic
    Iowa State University
    4380 Palmer HDFS Building, #1340
    Ames, Iowa 50011-4380


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