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What is Financial Planning?

Financial Planning, a concentration within our Agricultural and Consumer Economics major, will teach you how finance and economics apply to individuals, households, and small businesses with respect to accumulation and use of financial resources. You’ll also learn about saving and investing, retirement and estate planning, and credit management, insurance, and other risk-management strategies while gaining real-world experience through internships with financial planning firms. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to provide personal financial advice to individuals and small companies and help them responsibly and effectively achieve their financial goals. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Banking
  • Brokerage
  • Claims agent
  • Consumer investigation
  • Credit counseling
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment advising
  • Underwriting

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

79% employed after graduation

13% attending graduate school

$51,740 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), ALDI, Cargill

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Cornell University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1190 - 1380 SAT Score

3.19 - 3.68 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,666
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,642

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,236
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,552

International

  • Tuition: $31,110
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,426
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