UGA’s Financial Planning program is ranked among the best in the country. The Financial Planning undergraduate program provides you with knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to enter the marketplace as a financial planner or financial counselor. Demand for graduates has consistently exceeded the number of students in the major. Our graduates earn competitive salaries and have a variety of career options.

Why Financial Planning at UGA?

  • Top-ranked financial planning program
  • Highly-regarded faculty
  • Undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees
  • Distance and online programs available
  • CFP Board-registered
  • High demand for graduates
  • Variety of career options offering competitive salaries
  • Innovative research including the ASPIRE clinic, the Financial Planning Performance Lab, & Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Certified Financial Planner

UGA’s Financial Planning Program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) examinations.

Griffin Campus

This program is also available at the Griffin campus.

Key Faculty

Name Job Title / Department Contact

Effie Antonoudi

Faculty/Griffin Campus Program Coordinator

SSAC, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

127 Stuckey Building
1109 Experiment Street

Griffin, GA 30223
770-229-3322

Sophia T Anong

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

129 Stuckey Building UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
770-467-6086

Swarn Chatterjee

Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Chatterjee's research and outreach efforts focus on improving financial capabilities of households.

201 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4722

Joseph Goetz

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

105 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-2066

John Grable

Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

John E. Grable holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship at the University of Georgia.

300 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4758

Joan Koonce

Professor & Extension Financial Planning Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

230 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4865

Lance Palmer

Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

205 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4916

Kenneth John White

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

101 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-9922