The College for Financial Planning (CFP) is a premier college founded in 1972 with the aim of educating financial services professionals with its Certified Financial Planner certification program – the first financial planning education program in the United States.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association (NCA), CFP has retained its position of leadership in the financial planning industry monitoring and responding to the needs of the sector and its individual customers. Since its inception, CFP has certified over 50,000 U.S. professionals, making it the world’s most recognized financial planning credential.
CFP’s mission is to provide quality, technologically advanced financial programs to working adults in the financial services industry. Authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to offer instruction for and to grant the master’s degree, CFP offers Master of Science Degree Program in Personal Financial Planning and CFP Certification Professional Education courses as part of the requirements to take the CFP Certification Examination. In addition, CFP offers professional designation programs, graduate certificate and master’s degree programs as well as continuing education courses on over 100 topics. With its distance learning education model, students from all over the world can enroll in CFP and acquire learning via self-study through printed study materials or online through instructor-led classes over the Internet. Those who prefer classroom sessions can attend classes in any of CFP’s educational providers located through various parts of the U.S.
Tuition and fees vary depending on the degree program or course selected as well as on whether the program chosen is a Self-Study Program or an Online MENTOR Program. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships for deserving students and private loans is provided although no Federal Aid is granted.