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Cost Free   CPE Credits 1.0 hour   Subject AreaSpecialized Knowledge & Applications  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone  Who should attend? Bookkeeper
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Course Description

With the cost of higher education on the rise, CPAs working with individual clients have the opportunity and responsibility to help clients understand how education costs factor into their big picture financial plan. This webinar will serve as the foundation piece in which CPA financial planners can learn the basics of college planning and how they can begin to incorporate these services into their practices. The course will discuss how to approach college savings vehicles, the financial aid system, student loans, and different strategies associated with the planning areas involved at a minimum.

Learning Objectives

  • The fundamentals of college planning and student loan advising along with how the financial aid system works.

  • How to advise students and families on navigating the college planning process through academic planning, tax planning, financial aid planning, and cash flow planning strategies.

  • How to work with clients (and other advisors) no matter what stage in the education planning process they are in.


"Great class today - Mr. Riskin covered a lot of ground in a clear and thoughtful manner. He offers great insights."

"Great presentation! Very informative and touched on areas you don't see a lot."

"Ross gave a great webinar and is extremely well versed in this area."

"Clear, well organized and lots of pertinent information."

"Wow! One of your all-time best webinars; this guy really knows his stuff and how to present it. Thank you."

"Very knowledgeable instructor. Excellent session!"

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Ross Riskin is the Founder and Managing Member of Riskin Advisory, LLC (college planning practice), the Vice President of Riskin & Riskin, PC (public accounting firm), which are located in Orange, Connecticut, and the Founder of the American Institute of Certified College Financial Consultants (AICCFC). As the Founder of the AICCFC, Ross has brought together his professional experiences and his experiences in academia to form an organization whose mission is to offer educational training in the areas of college and student loan advising to CPA Financial Planners. In the Fall of 2017, members of the AICCFC will be able to obtain the premiere certification in this field, the Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC) designation, after completing education, examination, and community service requirements. At Riskin Advisory, Ross helps students and families save and pay for college and education in the most financially efficient manner by taking a holistic approach in the planning process and utilizing tax and financial aid planning strategies. He also advises students on what steps they can take to increase their chances of gaining acceptance to their schools of choice and how they can decide which school is their "best fit." At Riskin & Riskin, PC, he helps individuals and small businesses handle their financial matters and acts as both a business advisor and personal advisor in multiple capacities. Ross also serves as the Director of Finance Programs and an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at Albertus Magnus College located in New Haven, Connecticut. Ross is proud to be the Program Director for the only CFP Board Registered undergraduate program in the state of Connecticut and has been instrumental in creating the Personal Financial Planning Concentration within the Master of Science in Accounting program, which features the AICPA’s Essentials in Personal Financial Planning course.

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  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • Multiple attendees: In order to receive CPE for multiple attendees, ensure that at least one person signs up for the webinar. At the completion of the webinar a proctor form is provided. Alternatively, you may also login to your account following the webinar and click on the MY ACCOUNT button where you will find a link to the proctor letter.


NASBA Approved

CPAwebengage, Inc. (Sponsor Id#: 111889) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

CPAwebengage Inc. 1685 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite #205, Denver, CO 80222

About Our Presenter

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The American Institute of Certified College Financial Consultants (AICCFC) is an organization that was created to offer educational training to CPAs and Financial Planners who wish to learn how they can advise their clients effectively in the areas of college and student loan advising. The AICCFC is the issuer of the premiere designation in college and student loan advising, the Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC). CCFC credential holders must hold either the CPA, CFP, and/or PFS designations. In order to obtain the CCFC designation, members must also fulfill education, examination, and service requirements. The AICCFC was founded by Ross A. Riskin, CPA/PFS in 2017 and CPAs and Financial Planners throughout the country will be able to pursue the CCFC designation in the Fall of 2017. Contact: