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Join now and get access to a revolutionary college planning tool. Now you can show your clients how the high cost of college affects their retirement and how you can help them recoup the cost by the time they retire.

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Become a CCFS® (Certified College Funding Specialist™) and provide college bound families proven financial advice on the best ways to pay for college.

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Membership Benefits

Your membership gives you full access to a variety of benefits, such as, CCFS® Study Modules, live training webinars and recordings, access to our member forums, blogs, and the CCFS® Learning Library where you can find the answers your clients are looking for. You'll also receive discounts on many products, including earlybird pricing for our conferences.

College Planning Software

College Planning Software

With our partnership with Answers4College.com you get access to a web-based, state-of-the-art college planning and EFC analysis tool.

Multiple Courses

Multiple Courses

ACCFS offers complete CCFS® Course, ELA™ Course, Continuing Education Courses, Exam, & Completion Certificates.

Learning Library

Learning Library

Complete access to our Learning Library where you can get immediate answers to your client questions 24/7.

Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Complete access to our CCFS® advisor discussion Forum area when you can ask direct questions and share ideas.

Advisor Profile

Advisor Profile

Complete Advisor Profile and your advisor profile listed on our "Hire a CCFS®" area of our website.

Webinars & Seminars

Webinars & Seminars

Special event invitations and discounts for - Our Annual Conference, Regional Webinars & Seminars.

Stand out from other financial service providers.

Our members are the most informed college financial planners in the US and we make sure to provide them with the education, tools, and ongoing support they need to assist families in preparing for the financial cost of sending their children to college.

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How to Become a CCFS®?

How to Become a CCFS®?

The CCFS® (Certified College Funding Specialist) is the nation's premier college financial planning certification and designation.....

Client Strategies

Client Strategies

Your clients have college-related questions all the time, like investing in 529 plans, qualifying for financial aid, shifting.....

Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

We give you all the tools and resources you need to help your clients efficiently plan for college and pay their tuition bill....

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Several thousand companies offer tuition assistance programs as a fringe benefit for employees who want to further their college studies. The tax treatment of these Employer Educational Assistance Programs (IRS Section127) can be tax-deductible to the employer and also tax-free, up to $5,250 per year, to the employee. The Tax Relief Act of 2001 extended this benefit to students enrolled in graduate-level studies. Employers are not required to offer educational assistance to employees. Howeve....

Our Purpose

The Association of Certified College Funding Specialists educates, trains, certifies, and promotes our member CPAs, Enrolled Agents, CFPs, Registered Investment Advisors, Wealth & Retirement Planners, Financial Advisors, Lenders and other licensed financial professionals as the only advisors qualified to give advice on the financial aspects of paying for college and licensed to offer specific financial products and services that can be used to fund college.

While there are college counselors that deal with the general issues of preparing for college, such as admissions, ACT/SAT prep, essay writing, college selection, and financial aid; our members are licensed financial consultants qualified to share prudent tax, financial, cash flow,and lending advice that can help families lower the cost of college and pay the tuition bill.

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