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Financial Literacy

Corky's Wallet was created specifically for Emporia State University students

Corkys wallet

Corky's Wallet has been created specifically for Emporia State University students and will be available as a course in Canvas with self-directed modules.

Corky's Wallet has been created specifically for Emporia State University students and will be available as a course in Canvas with self-directed modules.

The modules available are:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit & Debt Management
  • Employment, Income & Careers
  • Money Management
  • Saving & Investing
  • Student Loans
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Taxes

Badges will be awarded upon completion of each module through the ESU Credly site. Students are encouraged to display these badges on LinkedIn and other social media platforms to recognize additional education received while at ESU.

Need assistance budgeting?

Check out this budget sheet.pdf made just for ESU students!

Have questions about managing your student loans?

Contact Darcy Johnson, Student Loan Coordinator at 620-341-5457 or djohns23@emporia.edu

Reference Guide to Repaying Student Loans

The Federal Student Aid website includes information and advice about managing student loan debt, a list of key telephone numbers and websites, and a variety of useful charts. Topics include: the student loan interest deduction, consolidation loans, repayment plans, income-based repayment, public service loan forgiveness, dealing with financial difficulty, default, deferments and forbearances, loan rehabilitation, budgeting tips and loan cancellation.

Emporia State has hired ECMC Solutions, a non-profit organization to help you navigate your federal student loans!

With a mission of student success, Solutions provides FREE one on one counseling:

  • Discuss options for manageable repayment
  • Learn important facts about forbearance and deferment
  • Access your balance and know your servicer
  • Discover best practices to manage your loans
  • Guidance if you fall behind on payments or are nearing default
  • Financial literacy resources

ECMC Solutions counselors will always introduce themselves by name and let you know they are calling on our behalf. Solutions counselors call only from U.S. area codes such as (651) and (612). ECMC counselors will ask you to confirm your identity to ensure we are speaking with you before sharing any information.

ESU provides ECMC Solutions services to you free of charge.  Counselors are available to help you through ECMC Solutions Live Chat, email or by phone by calling (877) 331-3262.