Financial Planning Certificate Program

Payment Options

Payment plans are offered by MindMax, a Boston University partner. These payment plans are not loans; they are simply a way to break up your program payment over a period of time. Therefore, we do not require you to sign any sort of agreement. Simply select the “payment plan option” in the Payment Plans section of your shopping cart, and a pro-rated amount will be automatically deducted from your credit card.

Students may qualify for alternative funding sources including loans and funding through affiliation with the US Military.

Students who qualify for VA funding should contact Boston University for assistance by calling 617-353-4497 or by emailing cpe@bu.edu.

Third Party Payments

We also accept payments from 3rd party entities, such as employers and state training offices. Funding is often authorized with a letter of credit to Boston University. Checks should include the student’s name and be made out to Boston University.

The address should be listed as:

Trustees of Boston University
Student Accounts
881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
Boston MA 02215

Feel free to contact us with questions.

Education Loans

The Center for Professional Education offers non-degree certificate programs, and our students are not eligible for federal student loans or deferments on existing student loans. Sallie Mae offers loans for non-credit education programs. Private loans may be available with your bank/credit union. To learn more about the Sallie Mae “Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students” education loan and to apply, please visit https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/smart-option-student-loan/.

Follow these steps to complete the online application.

  • Real through the information regarding the Smart Option Student Loan and the conditions for repayment.
  • Complete the application.
  • The correct school code for CPE is 00213099. You must use the correct code for “Boston University Center for Professional Education 00213099” to avoid delays.
  • Select “Certificate” for Degree/Certificate of Study.
  • Select “Continuing Education” for Major/Specialty.
  • Select “Less Than Half Time” for Enrollment Status.
  • Select “Certificate/Continuing Ed” for Grade Level.
  • Complete the date information.
  • Complete the funding information.

Enrollment is not guaranteed without payment or confirmation that a loan has been approved and will be disbursed.

Military Benefits

Veterans Administration Funds

The Program is approved for VA tuition funding, but books and other promotional materials may not be covered. Please speak with your VA representative to find out if your GI Bill includes a book stipend. Students who wish to use VA funding need to contact BU directly at 617-353-4497 or cpe@bu.edu.

Funding for US Military Dependent Family Members

Military dependents may qualify for MyCAA. Information about this funding option can be obtained from a military education counselor.

Robert J. Glovsky Scholarship Fund

The Robert J. Glovsky Scholarship Fund is a permanently endowed fund, the income of which shall provide annual merit-based scholarship awards to one or more students. Students must be enrolled in the classroom or the online Financial Planning Program at Metropolitan College’s Center for Professional Education. Preference will be given to students who wish to assist the traditionally underserved population, as evidenced by their professional or personal work in the non-profit sector. The student(s) awarded will receive up to $2,000 (no cash value) per year. Funds will be directly applied to course tuition.

 

Download Scholarship Application