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Financial Planning Program and the Rural Financial Planning Project

Shepherd University's major in business administration with a concentration in financial planning is approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Students who successfully complete the program will have met the prerequisite education requirement that allows them to apply for the CFP certification exam.

This program is uniquely supported by an advisory board of financial professionals through the Rural Financial Planning Project (RFPP). The mission of the RFPP is to improve the lives of rural Americans through the promotion of financial literacy and the delivery of financial planning by well-trained and ethical financial planning professionals.

The RFPP provides tuition assistance, mentorship, internships and career employment opportunities for students. Faculty members receive funding for professional development and research.

"The idea is to train well-educated financial planning professionals who will work in their hometowns and improve the lives of rural Americans. The RFPP advisory board works with Shepherd's academic program to guide and support students pursuing careers in this highly respected and lucrative profession."

Rob Hoxton, CFP, Hoxton Financial, Shepherdstown, WV, RFPP President


Department of Business Administration and Family and Consumer Sciences | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000
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