Delivery Format - Online
Number of Credit Hours - 120
Tuition per Hour - $346
Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round
Fees - $10 undergraduate HES fee (per hour)
Accreditation - Board of Standards for Certified Financial Planners
Ranking - Listed #1 in the South by the independent financial advisor's industry magazine, "Financial Planning"
Other Program Specifics - Students who successfully complete the concentration may sit for the CFP Certification Examination that leads to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification
The degree fulfills the educational requirement to sit for the Accredited Financial Counselor® exam, which is offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
An online Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling can prepare you to reach your goals of becoming a financial counselor or advisor. By studying Consumer Sciences, you will develop a more holistic approach to financial planning that focuses on improving individual and family quality of life through the effective use of resources and informed consumer behavior.
By studying online through UA, you will become part of the Crimson Tide family as you learn from the same experienced professionals who teach on campus. Many of the professors studied financial planning, but they have also worked in a financial role for major corporations. You will be able to learn from and network with some of the best minds in the industry.
Those who earn a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Family Financial Planning & Counseling:
CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. The University of Alabama does not certify individuals to use the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by the CFP Board to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.