It’s a shame more students aren’t taking advantage of these classes, considering the usefulness of the information being shared.

The College Fix reports:

Kansas State ‘adulting’ courses teach students basic life skills. Few are attending.

As students spend much of their young lives working to get into college, some have noticed that their academic efforts have created a void in their knowledge of more basic life skills.

In response, Kansas State University is hosting occasional non-credit courses that home in on the practical skills required to tackle the challenges of adulthood, some advertised as “Adulting 101.”

So far, the university has held seminars on “car maintenance, interviewing techniques, leasing tips,” health insurance and conflict resolution, Anna Capps, a KSU student who helped create the program, told The College Fix in an email.

On average, about 10 to 15 attend these workshops, said Capps, a student ambassador for KSU health services. But at the Nov. 12 “Healthy Housing” presentation given by student legal services attorney Sarah Barr – the sixth in the Adulting 101 series – only four students showed up, Barr told The Fix in an email.

Capps said her peers “are learning a lot about life skills that are not taught in the typical classroom, such as building good credit, leasing responsibilities of a tenant vs. landlord” and personal finance (example of course, above).

For example, KSU’s Powercat Financial, which is a financial services office for students, “talked about good vs. bad debt,” and the speaker emphasized “how student loans are considered good debt,” Capps said. “Discussion also included how student loans do affect your credit and how it is important to make timely payments.”

 
 
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