Nonprofit Pricing

AFC® Exam Scholarship for Nonprofit Professionals

If you are providing financial counseling as an employee of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, you are now eligible to receive 50% off the AFC® exam.


The nonprofit scholarship is intended for professionals working for a non profit organization that provides financial and/or social services to low to moderate income populations. To determine if your organization qualifies:

  • Visit the IRS website here.
  • Please upload a copy of your organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter when you register through any AFC® educational pathway. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: this is the only acceptable documentation. Discount will be applied by AFCPE® staff to your exam fee, which is submitted when you are ready to take the AFC® exam.*

Giving Back

The AFC® exam scholarship for nonprofit professionals is provided to all individuals who meet the qualifications listed here. Our only request is that you help us share the #ValueofanAFC. You can do this by:

  • Writing an article for your organization’s blog, or issuing a press release, sharing your commitment to investing in the AFC® certification.
  • Submitting a story for our blog to show the impact you have made in a client’s life by applying your knowledge as an AFC®.
  • Uploading an image and testimonial to Instagram with the hashtag #IamAFCPE and re-sharing on your social media accounts

Please keep us informed of these efforts by sharing with our Communications Director, Rachael DeLeon.​

*Nonprofit exam scholarship established September 8, 2017. Discount is not retroactive for exam fees paid prior to this date and does not apply to any AFCPE onsite review or exam event. Colleges, universities, hospitals, credit unions, and governmental agencies are not eligible for the scholarship. If you are eligible for the nonprofit exam discount but are past the program registration phase, please contact the Certification Department.

Group Pricing

By ensuring that your financial counselors, educators, and coaches are AFC® certified, you demonstrate your organization’s commitment to helping clients achieve lasting financial well-being. Groups like North Carolina State Employees Credit Union have pledged to certify more than 1,000 employees, but even a small group can make a large impact.

Interested in getting your team certified?

AFCPE® offers group pricing for groups of more than 10. Contact Michelle Starkey for more details

Military Pricing

Military Educational Benefits

You may use GI Bill Benefits or myCAA Scholarship dollars to obtain your AFC. 

GI Bill Benefits

You may use your GI Bill Benefits to obtain your AFC through one of our distance learning programs or by taking courses on campus through our Registered Education Programs. Potential AFC Candidates will need to coordinate with the school’s Military and Veteran’s Services Office to ensure the college or university accepts GI Bill funding.

Click here to learn how to use your GI Bill Benefits.

AFC Exam Reimbursement

The AFC® exam and retakes are approved for Military Education Benefits. The AFC® exam is in the WEAMS system as ACCREDITED FINANCIAL COUNSELOR® (AFC®): $730. Learn More.

  • Click here to learn how you can use GI Bill dollars to be reimbursed for your AFC Exam Fee.
  • Checklist for requesting certification test reimbursement.
  • Link to regional processing offices.

NOTE: If you have questions about military education benefits, please contact Benefits Administration. AFCPE® does not manage military education benefits. 

myCAA Approved Program – Self Paced Study Option

myCAA (My Career Advancement Accounts) is available for active duty spouses E1-E5, W-1-W2 and 01-02. Learn more about the program here.

Military spouses who are eligible for the myCAA program are able to pursue the AFC designation for only $50 in out-of-pocket costs when they select the Self-Study Pathway (AFC Online Study Guide & Webinar Review Session) option. Please see the myCAA FAQ for additional information.

More questions? Please contact the Certification Department at

Student Pricing

Student Exam Discount

Current university or college students studying full-time at the undergraduate (at least 12 credits), graduate (at least 9 credits), or PhD (at least 3 credits) level are eligible to receive 50% off the AFC®exam.

Please upload your transcript during the AFC registration process. Discount will be applied by AFCPE after current, full-time status is verified. Reduced exam fee paid when candidate is ready to register for the exam.

If you are studying part-time at an AFCPE Registered Education Program, you may be eligible for the AFCPE Registered Education Program Part-Time Student Exam Scholarship, made possible by the AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund. Click here for more information.

*Offer may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon and/or offer.

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