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Saturday September 25th, 2021 11:15PM

Young Harris College to offer minor in financial planning

By AccessWDUN staff

Young Harris College has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to offer a new financial planning minor program. 

"CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at YHC as a CFP Board Registered Program," said Douglas S. King, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors, citing rising student interest in financial planning as a career. "We anticipate that YHC’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.” 

King said those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at YHC will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board. 

CFP Board currently oversees more than 300 programs at more than 200 institutions. 

“We are proud to offer our students an accredited and well-respected financial planning minor program,” said YHC President Drew L. Van Horn, Ph.D. “Like all program additions YHC makes, we trust that this program will allow the College to better serve our students, our alumni, and the communities served by YHC graduates.” 

Students interest in the financial planning minor should contact Dr. Todd Jones at (706) 379-5213 or [email protected]. In addition to serving as YHC’s CFP® professional, Jones serves as Dean of the Division of Professional Studies, Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy and Director of YHC’s Institute for Leadership, Business, and Public Policy. 

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in Towns County in northeast Georgia. 

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