Graduate Certificate in Financial & Housing Counseling (Great Plains IDEA)
South Dakota State University

Program Details

South Dakota State, along with other partners in the Great Plains IDEA, teams up to offer this online graduate Certificate in Financial & Housing Counseling.  You can help others gain control of their personal finances and reach their goals of home ownership, debt-recovery, financial stability or other areas related to everyday living.  This certificate can lead you to play a key role in others’ lives as an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) or a CHC (Certified Housing Counselor).  The coursework is entirely online and taught by faculty from across the partner schools — enabling you to learn from true experts in the field and study on your own schedule.  Samples of classes in the curriculum include:

  • Financial Theory & Research
  • Fundamentals of Family Financial Planning
  • Housing and Real Estate in FFP
  • Investing for Family’s Future

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

South Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals