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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    Cheapest online CFP program?

    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.

    Anything cheaper? I am a self learner, so I would want a program with minimal homeworks (i'll take the finals)

    It should satisfy the education requirements for CFP exam.

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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    btw, I just found a $700 off of UGA course link:

    http://www.financialplannerprogram.com/demo.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.

    Anything cheaper? I am a self learner, so I would want a program with minimal homeworks (i'll take the finals)

    It should satisfy the education requirements for CFP exam.
    Could you enlighten me further on the minimum academic qualification necessary to sit for the CFP exam? If that is the MBA in Financial Planning or the MS in Financial Planning , there are likely plenty of those to be found in the MBA Sticky http://forums.degreeinfo.com/showthr...threadid=27695 (with more to come, as I still have to post on DL MBAs From the Grest States of Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming). If the master's is not a minimum requirement for the CFP exam, please enlighten me.
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    I haven't been able to find anything cheaper than this at Metropolitan Community College in Nebraska, like $288 per class for non-residents:

    http://wwwfp.mccneb.edu/financialplanning/

    Also, I recall hearing good things about Florida State's online CFP program, $450 per course:

    http://learningforlife.fsu.edu/cpd/p...fm?cid=1&pid=1
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    Maybe not cheaper but worth a look:

    College of Financial Planning

    Financial Planning is all these folks do and their degree programs are regionally accredited.

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    Texas A&M-Commerce has an Online CFP program

    http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/cbt/CFP...Name=centerPro

    I have taken a Finance classes from the same faculty who teach for the CFP program, they are some of the best professors i have worked with. I am sure CFP program will be much more meaningful with them.


    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.

    Anything cheaper? I am a self learner, so I would want a program with minimal homeworks (i'll take the finals)

    It should satisfy the education requirements for CFP exam.

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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    Thanks very much dl_mba for your links. Tamu courses are now priced at $400..which is VERY reasonable for the reputation of the school.

    BTW, are you doing DL_MBA with them?

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    I started with online MBA but changed it to Online MSM for various reasons. I am planning to complete the program by Dec 2009.
    The classes are great(not easy) and learning a lot.

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    Kaplan university

    It is not the cheapest but one of them i suppose.

    Kaplan university has it for <$3k

    http://www.kaplan.edu/bb/curriculum/...73481513943911

    they also mention that you earn RFC designation after going through the curriculum. Not sure exactly what the extra value RFC offers. Just throwing it out here if you wanna consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.

    Anything cheaper? I am a self learner, so I would want a program with minimal homeworks (i'll take the finals)

    It should satisfy the education requirements for CFP exam.

    I am also in the research phase. Did you find the cheapest one?

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    I enrolled in TAMU at $400 / course. I went to NYU SCPS course (on-site), but they require you to buy CFFP textbooks at $395, on top of $895/ course. But the teachers ar eexcellent at NYU.

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    nyfaisal is offline Registered User
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    I found a much cheaper one on google today! Dalton review at 30% off for $1700, and you get NYU certificate of completion . Great deal! UCLA, RICE sell the same program for $4600 or more!

    http://nyu.course-central.com/

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    Cheapest CFP

    Try the University of GA online program. Have heard from several colleagues that completed the program that it was good. they run specials all the time and you can usually get it for $1995.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.

    Anything cheaper? I am a self learner, so I would want a program with minimal homeworks (i'll take the finals)

    It should satisfy the education requirements for CFP exam.
    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Business offers the online Executive CFP Certification Education Program. The cost of the program is $1,750 – a 9-month curriculum, but can be extended w/o additional cost.

    http://uwosh.course-central.com/
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    I used the College for Financial Planning program but I do not think it is the cheapest. Whichever program you choose must be an approved program of the CFP Board of Standards to qualify as the educational component of the cert requirements.

    The College for Financial Planning program of study was good preparation for the actual CFP exam, which is quite difficult and comprehensive, and has a usual pass rate of around 50%. I also took a one week review course on campus with the college prior to the exam.

    Sarah

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfaisal View Post
    Hi.

    Boston University has a special for $1895, but requires one time payment, and bad reviews on this board.
    .............................
    Do you mean bad reviews 9which I do not recall) for BU or for this particular program?
    I used to live near Boston and the school was very well regarded there.

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