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Jamie McEwen, Washburn's financial literacy coordinator, talks to students during new student orientation.

Bod Money Management

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.

Spring 2019 Skillshops

Skillshops will resume Fall 2019. Topics include: 

  • Goal setting
  • Do I need a payment plan? How do I set one up?
  • How to stop overspending
  • Understanding your financial aid
  • Grocery shopping on a budget

Jamie McEwen is Washburn's Financial Literacy Coordinator

Meet Jamie: Financial Literacy Coordinator

Jamie offers one-on-one appointments 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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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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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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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.


Pass the Bar Exam: Tips for Success

Sara Berman, director of programs for academic and bar success at AccessLex Institute, hosts a Facebook Live Event where she gives helpful tips for preparing, taking and passing the July bar exam.

Financing Your Legal Education

This AccessLex Institute presentation video will walk you through some important information about financing your legal education and finding the right school for you. It addresses questions you should be asking before, during and after law school, and offers tools to help you make informed financial decisions every step of the way.

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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Washburn University School Of Law

Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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