K-State Salina
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401-8196
785-826-2640
1-800-248-5782

Personal Financial Planning

K-State Salina’s personal financial planning program merges an emphasis on family relationships, decision making, and financial planning with curriculum based in consumer rights, insurance, investments, taxation, retirement and estate planning, economics and accounting. Students also master an understanding of financial products and how they are utilized, as well as determine the role of a family in monetary decisions.

The program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which is the most recognizable designation in this profession. Once graduated, students are eligible to take the CFP® Certification Examination.  The personal financial planning program supplies graduates with the abilities to excel in a variety of careers, including comprehensive or small financial planning practices, insurance companies, investment firms, banks, trust departments and Cooperative Extension.

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Student Resources:

Curriculum checklist (pdf)

Study Guide (pdf)



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. Kansas 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 the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. 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.