New Start For Financial Success

A trusted debtor education program offered by Ohio State University Extension

If you've filed for bankruptcy, you know you need to complete a financial education class before your case is discharged. That's why we offer New Start for Financial Success. The two-hour class will allow you to meet the bankruptcy law's post-filing debtor education requirement and give you a fresh, new start to financial freedom.

New Start is taught by experinced education professionals with Ohio State University Extension -- the university's statewide outreach arm that offers reliable, research-based adult education in every county. New Start's instructors are skilled in teaching personal finance using a nonjudgmental, practical approach.

Upon completing the class, you'll get the Certificate of Completion required by the bankruptcy court, as well as helpful money management tools you can begin using at once.

The New Start class schedule and fees vary by location. If you have already filed and have a case number, click for New Start class details.

Note: Before you file bankruptcy, you must complete credit counseling from an approved provider; debtor education must take place after you file and before your discharge date. New Start is a debtor education course. OSU Extension does not offer credit counseling.