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 (e.g., Senior NCOs and officers desiring to provide better personal financial planning guidance to their “troops”). 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 six 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 three areas of study: M.S., Personal Financial Planning major; a Master of Science in Finance (MSF); and an MSF, Financial Analysis major.
  • 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 military-specific scholarships.
  • We offer reduced tuition for military members and spouses

The College is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium member.

Military Scholarships

The College for Financial Planning offers several scholarships that are specific to our military students and their spouses. These include scholarships for our graduate degrees and certification/designation programs.

Visit here for a complete list of available scholarships.

Additional Military Scholarship Information:

Recently, the Department of Defense partnered with the Department of Labor to identify high-growth areas with labor shortages and to fund education in those areas for the military and their spouses. The DOD created “Career Advancement Accounts” ($3,000 per year or $6,000 total) for active duty military in the following career areas:

  • Financial Services
  • Health Services
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Trades

The College, being the preeminent provider of financial planning education (a subset of financial services), strongly encourages military members to actively pursue an education that will support your current and future career opportunities! So let’s get started today!

The College is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium member.

Veteran’s Education Program

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 services—particularly financial planning—is a career opportunity that anyone can start 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 is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium member
  • The College accepts GI Bill benefits

GI Bill Chapter Benefits


Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill

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)

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)