Welcome to the
website for the Family Financial Planning and Counseling program at the
University of Alabama.The financial
planning degree focuses on planning, investing, decision-making, and asset
management to help individuals and families secure their present situation and
future. The degree entails the study of consumers--their behavior, what
motivates them to buy or not to buy, their rights and privileges as the driving
force in the marketplace and the services offered to them. Coursework
includes retirement planning, risk management, estate planning, investments,
personal income taxation and more. The major in Consumer Sciences with a
concentration in Financial Planning has been registered with the Certified
Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Therefore, students who successfully
complete the concentration may sit for the CFP® certification Examination that
leads to the professional CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Our
program is offered both in Tuscaloosa and by distance.
We look forward to meeting and discussing the program with you. If you have any additional questions regarding the program that are not covered on this site, please contact our program director, Mrs. Eve Pentecost.
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.
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