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By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at American Public University System

This article originally appeared on our fellow APUS blog, Online Learning Tips.

If you are going to get a degree at an accredited university, you are going to have to take some general education classes to make sure that you receive a well-rounded education. At nearly every university, students have to take some level of math, science, history, and English classes. Unfortunately, not many schools require all students to take a personal financial planning course. While the above subjects are all very important, financial planning is a skill that you will have to use for the rest of your life if you aspire to be successful. If you have the option to take electives, a financial management, financial planning, or similar class is an excellent option.