About Us


The Office of Student Financial Success, a unit of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Division of Academic Affairs, advises students one-on-one to help make managing money easier. Topics include but are not limited to:

Budgeting
Spending
Credit Cards
Credit Scores
Student Loans
Loan Repayment
Managing Debt
Basic Personal Finance

Meet Our Staff

Students can request an appointment with a Financial Literacy Adviser or Peer Adviser using ISUAppointments in AccessPlus.

Isaac Ehlers

Financial Literacy Adviser / Financial Aid Adviser

BA in Real Estate Finance, MBA

As a financial literacy adviser, Isaac meets with students one on one to discuss financial literacy topics and he presents to various groups and classes on campus. He coordinates the Cyclone CashCourse financial literacy course required by the Iowa Board of Regents for all incoming freshman at ISU. Isaac also assists students who struggle with financial obstacles that are preventing them from earning their degree. This is made possible through his involvement in the University Innovation Alliance completion grant program.

Isaac loves helping students find ways to achieve their dreams through understanding loan borrowing and budgeting.

Peer Financial Educators

The Office of Student Financial Success has Peer Financial Educators that assist in office operations and also perform peer financial advising services.

Sierra S. – Senior in Psychology
Isaac M. – Senior in Financial Counseling and Planning