Student Organizations

We have one undergraduate student organization– Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Kansas State University. Students are also encouraged to get involved in Powercat Financial.

Financial Planning Association (FPA)

FPA K-State is a student organization that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. Most of the student organization is made up of students enrolled in the Personal Financial Planning undergraduate program. FPA K-State allows students the opportunity to explore new ways to enrich academic experiences and prepare them for the profession. This organization offers students industry exposure through attending career events, hosting guest speakers who currently work in the profession, and hearing from recent graduates about their path to success. Contact: Derek Lawson, faculty advisor, for more information.

Upcoming Events

FPA K-State typically meets primarily on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, with exceptions made to accommodate the academic schedule. See for upcoming events in Kansas City.

Conferences and Competitions

A select number of students majoring in PFP are invited to represent K-State at regional and national conferences. Our top students vie for spots to compete at these conferences. In 13 of the last 20 years, K-State’s students have placed in the top 3 in the country for every competition we’ve entered.

Powercat Financial

Powercats LogoPowercat Financial provides free information and education to current K-State students. Students can also apply to become peer counselors and to join the Student Advisory Board.

  • Budgeting
  • Credit use
  • Saving
  • Identity theft
  • Managing debt
  • Student loan management
  • Transitioning to work after college