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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
307 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Stuart Heckman

Stuart Heckman

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

319 Justin Hall

Courses I Teach

  • PFP 305 Advanced Personal Financial Planning (undergraduate)
  • PFP 460 Retirement Planning (undergraduate)
  • PFP 466 Insurance Planning (undergraduate)
  • PFP 808 Research Application in PFP (graduate)


  • Ph.D. in Family Resource Management, Ohio State University (2014)
  • M.S. in Family Resource Management, Ohio State University (2012)
  • B.S. in Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University (2010)

Short Biography

Dr. Heckman's career objective is to train students to be become competent and ethical financial planning practitioners and researchers. He is passionate about the financial planning profession and is excited to be involved with graduate education due to the field's need for rigorous research and theory development. Dr. Heckman's research interests focus on the financial decision-making of college students, young adults and low-income households. He is also interested in the influence of financial planning on consumer well-being and behavior.

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