Texas Tech University

Financial Planning Academy

FAQ for Students


Where are we eating?

Dining locations will vary each day but all meals will be provided to all participants.

Where are we staying at?

All students will be housed on-campus at Texas Tech University. Every student is required to stay in the residence hall.

Where are most of the camp activities taking place?

Nearly every event will occur on-campus at Texas Tech. There will be some evening events that will be off-campus but a large majority of the events will occur in the College of Human Sciences.

Do I get to choose my roommate?

On the Texas Tech Financial Planning Academy application, you are able to list who your roommate preference is. We will do our best to accommodate that request.

What will the curriculum be like?

During the Financial Planning Academy, participants will gain exposure to an expertly developed personal finance curriculum, college life, and career options in the Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) industry. Engaging in teamwork and working alongside financial planning professionals, participating students will gain skills in money management, leadership, communication, team building, and more. The camp is designed to get participants interested in and excited about personal finance, while also providing insight into the profession of personal financial planning. Financial Planning Academy will provide participants with real life money skills and allow them to experience what college life is like. At the conclusion of Financial Planning Academy, participants, as part of team, will present their competition ready case studies to a panel of judges. The content in the presentations will be created using the most relevant financial planning software, be interactive in nature, and require participants to use the knowledge they have gained during Financial Planning Academy to answer client questions. The presentations will be evaluated by a panel of professional financial planners. The judges will ask questions and ultimately decide which teams they believe are most capable of integrating the curriculum learned over the course of the camp to develop well thought-out, practical solutions to money management related issues. The results from this competition and the results from other teamwork competitions during the week will determine who wins the Academy. There will be prizes for the winning team, as well as the opportunity to compete for other prize categories throughout the week.

Will there be a curfew?

Yes, per university policy there will be a curfew each night that all students must abide by.

Do we have free time?

Absolutely! You will have free time most afternoons and evenings to mix and mingle with other participants and leadership staff.

What is the dress code?

The dress code most days will be very casual. Shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes will be acceptable. On the last day of camp, business professional (suits/ties/button ups for the gentlemen, dress clothes for the ladies) is highly encouraged. All participants will receive a Financial Planning Academy t-shirt upon arrival.

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