Overview - BS in Human Environmental Sciences, Consumer Sciences, concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling

Financial Planner and Counselor

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 120

Tuition per Hour - $375

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.

If you have a desire to guide clients to reach their financial goals and counsel them with a focus on developing sound personal finance principles, the Family and Financial Planning and Counseling concentration offers you a great opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue your professional aspirations.

In addition to offering an enhanced perspective to train you in how to help others reduce their debt, build an emergency fund, develop a budget, and many other important skills, the coursework will also prepare you to sit for the CFP ® certification exam. By studying consumer sciences, you will develop a holistic approach to financial planning that focuses on improving individual and family quality of life through effective use of resources and informed consumer behavior.

The University of Alabama does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP (with flame logo) ® certification marks. Only the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., grants CFP certification to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board Registered Program, have met ethics, experience, and examination requirements.

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