Child, Youth & Family Studies: Financial & Housing Counseling
This program enhances an already existing Master's degree in family financial planning by specifically addressing the needs of the Military Advancement Academic Program (MAAP), a program of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Alliance (GP-IDEA) that focuses on career needs of military personnel and spouses.
The certificate provides the initial educational background that can
potentially lead to 2 possible designations:
- Accredited Financial Counseling (AFC)
- Certified Housing Counselor (CHC)
Both designations are earned through an examination process offered through the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).
Ranked Among The Best
2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 14th on the list of "Best Online Graduate Education Programs."
Tuition & Fees For Financial Housing Counseling
This program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a consortium of 11
universities offering fully online graduate programs. Each university brings a unique strength to the multi-institution academic programs.
- You apply, and are admitted at one university. In this case the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
- enroll in your courses at UNL and other Great Plains IDEA member institutions; and,
- graduate or receive a certificate from UNL.
View GPIDEA Financial & Housing Counseling information.
Certificate: Application & Admission
The Financial and Housing Certificate consists of 18 credit hours.
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- Required Courses (12 credit hours)
- Additional Courses (6 credits based on your professional goals/career plans)
Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.
The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.
If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus. Transfer credit information for graduate degrees
If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.
After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.
Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.
Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.Meet Faculty in Child Youth and Family Studies