Making Cents of your Dollars

Bod Money Management's goal is to help you develop lifelong skills to manage your money such as budgeting, saving and borrowing responsibly. Learn about these financial literacy topics and more in the skillshops offered throughout the year. All skillshops are located in Mabee Library 205.

CARES Act Emergency Financial Resources

The federal government has provided emergency relief funding for student grants through the CARES Act. In addition to the CARES Act funding, Washburn has secured additional financial resources to assist students who may be experiencing financial difficulties. Students who have been financially impacted due to this pandemic may be eligible to receive one-time financial assistance. Apply now

Jamie McEwen is Washburn's Financial Literacy Coordinator

Meet Jamie: Financial Literacy Coordinator

Jamie offers one-on-one appointments (including over Zoom!) to discuss:

  • Budgeting
  • Financial aid 
  • Payment options

Make an appointment through the Navigate app

If you would like a presentation for your class or organization, contact Jamie McEwen

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released advice for people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Information includes:

  • Steps to take if you have trouble paying your bills or meeting other financial obligations
  • What to do if you lose your income
  • How to spot potential scam attempts
  • How to contact them for more help


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Resources for 2020 Grads

  • Inceptia and NerdWallet have put together a guide for 2020 graduates with financial and career advice including ways to build credit that haven't been available before, and different ways you can think about paying off debt.
  • Washburn Career Services also continues to provide resources for graduates seeking employment or internships. From a checklist of strategies to information about virtual employment events they have helpful information for every situation.

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Budgeting, Resources and Tips

Below are sites that will help you learn more about managing your money and give insights to specific money questions you might have.

Money Management

The National Endowment for Financial Education is a good source for financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages.

Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund!

My car tires need replaced, my tooth is hurting or I lost my job.  All these are examples of emergencies you may face while in college.  An emergency fund can help you navigate unexpected expenses.  Below are some ways to help save for that rainy day.

Tips for Money Management in College

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know

Budgeting While in College

A budget is the first step in getting control of your finances. It can help you plan your semester so you have enough funds, reduce your borrowing and find places to save on everyday expenses.  Below are tools to help you budget.

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IonTuition

IonTuition is a free student loan management tool for Washburn University students, staff and alumni. Available features:

  • Up to date student loan information
  • Repayment calculator
  • Counselors
  • Family access


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Resources for Law Students

AccessLex offers one-on-one repayment counseling and other financial education information for graduate and law students.


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The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment

This guide outlines the features of each of the repayment plans that are available to borrowers and discusses methods to manage your loans like PSLF, consolidation, deferment and forbearance.


The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment

What's your plan for repaying your student loans? Your current financial situation, your career aspirations and your personal goals are what, together, determine your repayment strategy. This AccessLex Institute video outlines the features of each of the repayment plans that are available to borrowers and discusses methods to manage your loans like PSLF, consolidation, deferment and forbearance.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785-670-1151
Fax: 785-670-1079
financialaid@washburn.edu

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