Financial Counseling Clinic


The mission of the Iowa State University 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 training students to guide clients through life-cycle financial education to help them realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being.

Students develop the skills to assist individuals and families in the complex process of financial decision making. Including the ability to:

  • Educate clients in sound financial principles
  • Help clients identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors
  • Guide clients in developing successful strategies to achieve financial goals
  • Support clients as they work through financial challenges and opportunities

Other resources

Student Loan Education Office

The mission of the Student Loan Education Office is to reduce Iowa State University students' loan debt and improve the overall financial health of Iowa State University students through education and understanding of how to finance their higher education.

The Student Loan Education Office advises students one-on-one to help make managing money easier. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Budgeting
  • Spending
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Scores
  • Student Loans
  • Loan Repayment
  • Managing Debt
  • Basic Personal Finance
Contact the Student Loan Education Office

Call, stop in, or email to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Scheduling appointments ahead of time is preferred.

The staff is ready to help guide students through responsible borrowing, understanding how to effectively manage their money and understanding the impact of borrowing on their credit.

Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Phone: 515-294-0677
In Person: 0680 Beardshear Hall
Mail: 0210 Beardshear Hall 
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2103

Helpful websites:

Family Finances: For Families

Iowa Financial Literacy Network

Iowa Jump$tart Resources

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Smart About Money

Federal Trade Commission

Identity Theft

National Endowment for Financial Education

For Investors: Education Is Key to Protection

Information for the Individual Investor

Iowa Concern

ISU-E answer line

ISU-E financial mananagement

ISU-E financial publications

FDIC "Money Smart" Program

FTC consumer information menu

Identity theft resources

MyFICO calculators