Financial Housing Counseling

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The Financial and Housing Certificate Program enhances an already existing Master's degree in Family Financial Planning by specifically addressing the needs of the Military Advancement Academic Program (MAAP), a program of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Alliance (GP-IDEA) that focuses on career needs of Military Personnel and Military Spouses. The Certificate provides the initial educational background that can potentially lead to two possible designations: 1) Accredited Financial Counseling (AFC) and 2) Certified Housing Counselor (CHC). Both designations (AFC and CHC) are earned through an examination process offered through the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Distance education opportunities

All courses are completed online through Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of 20 universities offering courses and programs in the Human Sciences and Agricultural disciplines.
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This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

Department Chair

Dr. Richard Bischoff

135 Mabel Lee Hall

Lincoln, NE 68583-0236


Certificate Advisor

Dr. Jodi Letkiewicz

252 Mabel Lee Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0236


Questions about the application process, deadlines, or status

Diane Carson

Clerical Associate

135 Mabel Lee Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0236


Questions about Great Plains IDEA programs

Lisa King

Staff Assistant

135 Mabel Lee Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0236


Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

Application deadline
Fall: June 1; Spring: October 1; Summer: January 15


The Financial and Housing Certificate consists of 18 credit hours. All courses listed below are 3 credit hours.



An additional two courses (6 credits based on the student's professional goals/career plans) selected from:

More course information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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