Financial Planning Education Programs

Below are a listing of colleges and universities that provide programs for becoming a financial planner. If you know of other colleges and universities that should be listed, please email

Bentley College
Programs: Master of Science in Financial Planning
Master of Science in Taxation
Coursework: Live – on campus and online
Tuition: Tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year is $2,958 per three-credit course.
5 required courses and 5 Elective courses
Contact: Mr. John E Lynch, Jr.
Director of Graduate Programs in Tax and Financial Planning
175 Forest St
Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Department
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Telephone: 781-891-2624
Boston University
Programs: Boston University Financial Planning Certificate ProgramBoston University Online Program for Financial Planners(Certificate Program)
Coursework: Live and Online
Tuition: Live Courses: $895-$995 per course (does not include books)Online Program: Full Program: $5295.00; Individual Online Courses: $575 – $895 (does not include books)
Contact: Ms. Yolanda Lee
Center For Professional Education808 Commonwealth Ave. Ste. 270

Boston, MA 02215

Telephone: 617-358-6358 / 617-353-449

Northeastern University (School of Professional and Continuing Education)

Program: Certified Financial Planner Program
Coursework: Live (Live classes offered by Northeastern University based on the College of Financial Planning’s CFP Program)
Tuition: Tuition is $895 per course. Classroom materials are included as part of fee. Textbooks are additional.
5 Required Courses
Contact: Executive and Professional Development Programs
Cathy Evans
Northeastern University
145 South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Telephone: 781-238-8461

Salem State College

Program: Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
Coursework: Live
Tuition: For the academic year 2007-2008 this cost is $750 per course for Massachusetts residents and $1,020 per course for non-residents. (does not include books)
5 required courses
Contact: Dr. Raminder Luther, CFP®
Department of Accounting and Finance
School of Business
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: 978-542-7006

Suffolk University

Program: BSBA with Financial Planning Track
Certificate in Financial Planning
Coursework: Live
Tuition: $750.00 per 3 credit course
Contact: Mr. Ki C. Han, CFP®
8 Ashburton Pl
Sawyer Building, Room 922Boston, MA 02108-2701
Telephone 617-573-8561