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Frostburg State University’s Financial Planning Certificate Program
10/13/2003

Registration for the Fall-II term of Frostburg State University’s new Financial Planning Certificate Program (FPCP) is open. Classes will begin on Oct. 25 and conclude on Dec. 20.

Courses offered this term include “FPCP IV: Tax Planning” (mornings; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and “FPCP III: Investment Planning” (afternoons; 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.) Registration will occur on a first-come, first served basis. The sequence of six courses can be taken in any order. Course registration forms can be downloaded directly from the Web link: www.frostburg.edu/fpcp/regform.pdf.

FPCP is a noncredit program that can be completed in as little as eight months. The program is being offered at the Frostburg main campus as well as the Hagerstown Center using interactive video (Distance Education technology). Required courses are offered on a rotating basis in five eight-week terms, annually. Classes are held on Saturdays in order to accommodate the work schedules of enrolling students. Courses are taught at the junior or senior undergraduate level and the pace of each course is intensive. Completion of Frostburg’s CFP Board-registered FPCP will fulfill the educational requirements and enable students to sit for the CFP ® Examination.

FPCP invites all working professionals in insurance, banking, investments, accounting, law and other finance-based businesses, current students in business, accounting, and economics, as well as individuals interested in switching careers to consider enrolling in the program. Financial planning is a rapidly growing field that serves the needs of individuals in all income groups.

For more information, contact Program Co-Directors Dr. Jacquelynne McLellan at (301) 687-4394 or Dr. Sudhir Singh at (301) 687-4093 or send email to: fpcp@frostburg.edu. Program features are provided in more detail on the Web at http://www.frostburg.edu/fpcp. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Frostburg State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP certification is granted only by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

For further information on this release, contact:

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