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Co-Sponsored by IPFP and the KSU Foundation

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Certified Financial Planner® Board Approved Program

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Meets Educational Requirements for
Accredited Financial Counselor™ Exam

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2017 North Central Region Mature Program
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2015 Distinguished Program:
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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Graduate Programs
Program Coordinator
Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
343 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Doctoral Degree Research

When the doctoral students are on campus each August, we have a practice-oriented research poster session to show off some of the students' hard work. We welcome practitioners to join the fun to learn about new ideas for their practice. Contact ipfp@k-state.edu for more information or to sponsor an award for the students. See the list below for some of the recent work of our talented doctoral students.


The financial impact and duration of disability across the lifespan
by Benjamin Strother and Dr. Stuart Heckman
*Won the Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award in Insurance/Risk Management

The theory of planned behavior and the Earned Income Tax Credit
by Lloyd Zimmerman, Anthony Canale, and Drs. Sonya Britt-Lutter and Martin Seay

The impact of financial resources on soldiers’ well-being
by Mary Bell, Jeff Nelson, Scott Spann, Callie Molloy, and Drs. Sonya Britt-Lutter and Briana Nelson Goff