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.

Drew Beets

Meet Drew: Financial Literacy Coordinator

Drew 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 Drew Beets

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.
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  • 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!
  • Tips for Money Management in College
  • 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.
      • Budget Wizard (note: you will have to make a free Smart About Money account)
      • Bod Money Budget (Budget Worksheet for students to help plan personal finances)

Personal Money Management

Financial Literacy video series

A video series with tips about how to better manager your money and develop good financial habits.

Opening the Right Checking Account

NFL football superstar Richard Sherman recalls opening his first checking account and breaks down the money playbook. 

Loan Management

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Loan Management for Students

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


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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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Road to Zero

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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