Application Fee $100.00
Tuition $5,895.00
Total  $5,995.00

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have a minimum of two years experience in a financial planning related position. The program is appropriate for those individuals changing careers if they are prepared to commit to the study. The academic director will review such applications, and candidates may be personally interviewed as well. In addition to the tuition, students must purchase textbooks and a required study guide for each course in the program.

There are many ways to attain the experience required for certification. Hear some pros talk about their path to certification in this video.

CFP Board:  The Paths to Fullfilling the Experience Requirement

Submit the Financial Planning Application and $100 application fee, (you may use the Credit Card Payment Sheet to:

Financial Planning Program
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue, M-DH2-01
Madison, NJ 07940

About this career

For information about the employment demand for Financial Planners visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online website:

Official job code for Personal Financial Advisors: 13-2052.00