Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for financial planning degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,548 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,306 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

26% above average compared to other degrees

$ 33,413 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

3% above average compared to other degrees

What do financial planning graduates earn?

Financial planning students make an average of $94,063 per year after graduation. This is 41% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 94,063 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 93% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular financial planning schools in the US

There are 98 schools in the US that offer a financial planning degree. The financial planning schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are San Diego State University, Boston University and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in financial planning per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Baylor University$43,790
Temple University$16,658
University of Wisconsin-Madison$10,533
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Delaware$13,160
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
Texas Tech University$8,860

Top US schools for a financial planning degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering financial planning degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Boston University25%$52,082
San Diego State University35%$7,460
Baylor University39%$43,790
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
CUNY Queens College43%$7,138
Bentley University44%$48,000
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff47%$7,408
Cleary University48%$19,700
University of Connecticut48%$14,880
East Central University48%$6,600

Cheapest US schools for a financial planning degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a financial planning degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Barton County Community College$3,456
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College$3,825
Norwalk Community College$4,336
Capital Community College$4,356
Community College of Rhode Island$4,564
Raritan Valley Community College$5,376
Utah Valley University$5,652
Langston University$5,936
New Mexico State University-Main Campus$6,461
Grantham University$6,540

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