Military Course Information

The College for Financial Planning is committed to assisting military students, family members, and DOD civilians in pursuing their education goals in the financial services industry. This could include earning one of the College’s professional designations, preparing for CFP Board’s educational requirements, or earning a graduate degree.


You may be pursuing your educational goals in the financial services industry for various reasons. You may be transferring from the military to civilian life and need a strong foundation in a field that continues to grow. You may want to add to the general knowledge you have in a field. As a military spouse, you may want to enter a career that is transportable. For DOD civilians, you may desire to learn more about an area in which you currently work. The College can work with you to achieve your specific educational goals.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose the College for Financial Planning as your financial services education provider:

  • Since 1972, the College has been the preeminent provider of financial planning education. Our CFP® Certification Professional Education Program is the industry’s gold standard.
  • The College has eight financial services designations that range from entry-level education (Foundations in Financial Planning) to higher-level investment and retirement courses.
  • The College’s graduate degrees offer two areas of study: the MS in Personal Financial Planning and the MS in Finance.
  • The College provides different mediums for education delivery. The CFP® Certification Professional Education Program and most of the College’s designations are offered either self-study or through an online synchronous platform. The Graduate Degree Program is offered through an online asynchronous platform.
  • We accept VA.
  • We offer reduced tuition for military members and spouses

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GI Bill® Chapter Benefits:

The College for Financial Planning values those who have served our country in uniform. We understand that many veterans want to start a new career and financial planning (a subset of financial services) is a career opportunity that can be started at any age. The College provides several avenues to assist veterans in attaining their financial services education goals.

  • The College provides courses of study that have been approved for the GI Bill®
  • The College accepts GI Bill® benefits

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bil


Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®


Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR&E)


Chapter 32 – Vietnam Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)


Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)


Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Select Reserve (MGBILL-SR)


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, and CFP (with flame logo)® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The College for Financial Planning does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM or CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an education requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements. Earnings amounts and increases cited relate to individuals already employed in the financial services industry.  They do not constitute guarantees of future results.


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