Financial Counseling Clinic

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

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.
Iowa State University experts have the holidays covered
The holiday season is fast approaching. Several Iowa State experts, including Jonathan Fox and Ruth Litchfield, weigh in on everything from shopping to stress to sticking with a diet.
Newly named financial counseling and planning degree focuses on career preparation
Iowa State University changes degree name in hopes of creating better awareness and recruitment for program in human development and family studies.
Iowa State receives national grant to create student financial education program
Iowa State is one of 15 universities to receive a Council of Graduate Schools grant to educate students about personal finance.
Faculty research to enrich Financial Counseling Clinic
A new Iowa State University study shows that individual financial counseling helps college students finish their degrees. With that benefit in mind, the Financial Counseling Clinic is using research to enhance its services.
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    Financial Counseling Clinic
    Iowa State University
    4380 Palmer HDFS Building, #1340
    Ames, Iowa 50011-4380


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