Financial Planning Program Online

Payment Options

Payment Plans

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 “six payments option” in the Payment Plans section of your shopping cart, and a pro-rated amount will be automatically deducted from your credit card.

Alternative Payment Options

Students may qualify for alternative funding sources including loans and funding through affiliation with the US Military.  Students who qualify for alternative funding options should contact Boston University directly for assistance by calling 617-353-4497 or by emailing

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. Currently, the only educational loan available to CPE’s non-credit students is Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Student Loan with a private loan from a bank/credit union. To learn more about the Sallie Mae “Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students” education loan and to apply, please visit  Follow these steps to complete the online application.

  • Read 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.

Course Tuition Range Sallie Mae – Maximum Loan Amount Maximum Approval
$ Amount by BU per Year
BU Financial Planning Full Program $4,395 – $5,895 $3,700 $3,700*
BU Financial Planning Single Courses $695 $3,700 $3,700*

*BU approves up to the amount that applies to tuition.

US Military Active Duty, Veterans, and Dependents

Funding for US Military Personnel and Veterans

Boston University accepts payments by military personnel and their dependents through Tuition Assistance and Veterans Benefits.

Active Duty Servicemembers

To enroll in a Boston University Center for Professional Education program through active duty coverage, please:

  • Contact your Tuition Assistance (TA) office and request the necessary paperwork.
  • Determine the amount of financial assistance that is available to you.
  • Fax your TA forms to 617-353-4494 (recommended) or email to with the subject line “TA Funding for Boston University Financial Planning Program.”

TA paperwork must include:

  • The total amount of the course/program.
  • The necessary signatures, as requested on the Request for Tuition Assistance Form (applicant, unit commander or authorized representative, and the education services officer).
  • The institution/school should be noted as “Boston University.”
  • The address where the invoice for the tuition and enrollment fee should be sent. If the military is paying only a portion of the cost of this course/program, please indicate how you would like to pay for the balance. The invoice will be sent from Boston University to the military address noted in the paperwork.

Once we receive the completed TA paperwork and invoicing confirmation, we will register and enroll you in the course and/or program you’ve selected. You will receive an email notification upon enrollment.

MyCAA – US Military Dependents

Dependents may quality for funding assistance with MyCAA.  Information about this funding option can be obtained from a military education counselor.

GI BILL/VA Benefits

Eligibility and Important Details

The Boston University Financial Planning Program is approved for VA funding. Books and review are not covered, but you may be eligible for a book stipend. Please speak with your VA representative regarding this.


There are a variety of GI Bill plans which offer different funding options. If you have sufficient funds available in your GI fund, you may register for the Financial Planning Program using them.

To enroll in the program and receive reimbursement through the GI Bill, please:

  1. Contact Boston University’s Center for Professional Education at 617-353-4497 to enroll in the program. Depending on which benefit you’re using, full or partial payment may be due at this time. BU will then email you the VA registration and disclaimer form.
  2. Fill out the proper paperwork (VA 22-1990) with the government and send it to the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can find and print out the form (VA 22-1990) for the VA office here.
  3. Fax your VA 22-1990 form to us at 617-353-4494 or email to with the subject line GI Bill for Boston University Financial Planning Program.
  4. Complete and submit these forms to complete your enrollment.

Boston University will then send your VA paperwork and order confirmation to the VA to be processed. The VA may reimburse student fees. Please note that Boston University is not eligible for the V-RAP program.

If you need additional assistance, please call the VA toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor. They can provide information regarding your specific benefits.