Family Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $590.00
  • $590.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Family Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate prepares students to develop competencies that can lead to the Certified Financial Planner designation by the CFP International Board of Standards through enhanced personal financial knowledge. 

Students of the program will:

  • Integrate financial planning content areas into the development of financial plans and targeted financial planning recommendations that meet specific individual and family need sets. 
  • Apply a systems approach in working with individuals and families relative to financial management. 
  • Effectively apply verbal, written and graphical communication and presentation skills to client presentations. 
  • Synthesize and integrate complex and conflicting information sources into cohesive, defendable recommendations for clients.  

The Family Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate program is offered as part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (AG*IDEA). When students complete the program, they are utilizing coursework that is provided by seven universities. Students enroll in courses at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, even though courses may be taught by other AG*IDEA member institutions.  

Career Outlook: The degree prepares students for further graduate study or for work in human services, extension and the private or public sector. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states the job outlook for Personal Financial Advisors to be 15% from 2016 to 2026. This is much faster than the average job growth rate. 

Career paths may include: 

  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Budget Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Underwriters

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.