CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate

Take the next step to earn your CFP® credential.

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: January 18, 2022
  • Two evenings a week for most courses
    Saturdays for capstone course
  • Live Online
  • 11-24 months
  • 4,745 Priority Tuition
    (expires 1/4/22)
    $4,995 Standard Tuition

Tuition and Financial Aid

Choose your path

Pacesetter Path

  • 12 months to complete
  • Start in April or September in Dallas
  • Classes meet two nights per week

Standard Rate: $675 per course

Traditional Path

  • 24 months to complete
  • Start in April or September in Dallas
  • Classes meet one night per week

Priority Rate (until two weeks before start date): $775 per course
Standard Rate: $875 per course

Intensive Path

  • 11 months to complete
  • Start in January online
  • Two evenings a week for most courses; Saturdays for capstone course

Priority Rate (until two weeks before start date): $4,745 for the full program
Standard Rate: $4,995 for the full program

Financing Options

Continuing Education Loan

Students on the Intensive Path may qualify for a Smart Option Student Loan, offered by Sallie Mae.

Your Sallie Mae Loan application must be completed and approved 14 days before the first day of the program. Loan amount cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Loans are only available for students enrolling for the Intensive Path.

Payment Plans

Students applying for the Intensive Path of the SMU CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate program are eligible for payment plans. 

Select the “Payment Plan” option on the program application questionnaire to get started.

Payment plan requests must be submitted and approved no less than 14 days before the first day of class.

Veterans Benefits

If you're a current or former service member, or a military dependent, you may be able to use VA education benefits to pay program costs.