Take control of your finances.

Financial Peace University is a newly updated 9-week course on personal finance taught via video by nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey. FPU teaches the 7 baby steps of achieving financial peace. You’ll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and, more than that, to experience true financial peace!

On average, individuals and couples who participate in FPU and continue using the principles taught in the class, pay off $5,300 of debt and save $2,700 within the first 90 days of completing the class.

Ready to take a big step forward in an area that matters? The next cycle of Financial Peace University begins Sunday, August 4 and will meet on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. in The Café.

 

Registration is now open!

FAQs

General

When does the class meet?

We’re offering an on-site class on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. in The Café across from The Theater. Plan to meet from 1-3:00 p.m. each week—though there will be weeks that finish early.

Do I have to share the details of my finances?

No. Though you will be going through FPU in a group setting, you will not be required to share the details of your finances. No one will be giving you input on your budget or critiquing your personal finances unless requested. However, you will be submitting an anonymous Financial Snapshot on both week 2 and week 9 which includes your total non-mortgage debt, liquid assets, and number of credit cards. This is simply so that we can track progress for the entire class and more importantly allow you to see that you are not alone if you don’t have your money under control. Your name will not be included on your Financial Snapshot.

Will lunch be provided?

We will not provide lunch onsite for FPU. However, you are more than welcome to grab a quick lunch after church and bring it back to class with you! Remember, we’ll begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. so grabbing lunch to-go is recommended.

Registration

Do I have to register in order to attend FPU?

Yes. A membership is required by Ramsey Solutions in order to participate in Financial Peace University.

How much does the class cost?

$99. Normally, you would pay $129 for an FPU membership. However, Athens Church has purchased memberships in bulk which is why you can purchase FPU at an at-cost rate. This is the cheapest option to attend FPU!

Are scholarships available?

Data from Ramsey Solutions shows that the more skin you have in the game, the greater the completion rate for the course. In other words, typically anyone that attends FPU for free has a slim chance of completing the class and doesn’t embrace the life-changing principles. For this reason, we do not offer full scholarships. We do acknowledge that it may be difficult for some individuals/families to pay the full $99. We have several partial scholarships available to grant on a per case basis. Please email fpu@athenschurch.com if you would like to request a partial scholarship.

I have previously attended FPU. Do I have to pay again?

No. Returning members are welcome to attend the class for free. However, the course has been newly updated for 2019 and your original workbook will no longer match the video teaching. You may purchase an updated workbook for only $10. 

*Please keep in mind that this option does not include access to the online resources found at financialpeace.com.

I'm married. Do I need a separate registration for my spouse?

No. Only 1 membership is needed per household. We do request that you indicate that your spouse will be attending with you when you register so that we can prepare accordingly.

When will I receive my membership materials?

You will receive your member workbook on the first day of the class. If you registered for an annual membership, you’ll also receive an email from Ramsey Solutions around the start of the class that will provide online access to financialpeace.com where you will find helpful resources referenced throughout the course.

As a returning member, how do I get access to financialpeace.com?

For access to financialpeace.com as a former member, please login with your former credentials at financialpeace.com and you’ll see options to renew your access. If you can’t remember your credentials or have never had access to financialpeace.com, please call FPU support at 877-378-2667 ext. 191 or email fpumembersupport@daveramsey.com.

Childcare

Will childcare be provided?

We do not provide childcare onsite for FPU. We do however provide childcare reimbursement to help compensate for childcare expenses you may incur in order to attend. To receive childcare reimbursement, please fill out this form. Make sure to select Financial Peace University under Ministry Area Event and list FPU as the Group Leader Name.

Am I allowed to bring my child(ren) to class?

This class is designed for adults. Out of respect for others attending, we ask that you do not bring children to class with you. We do offer childcare reimbursement to help compensate expenses incurred in order to care for your child(ren) so that you may attend. To receive childcare reimbursement, please fill out this form. Make sure to select Financial Peace University under Ministry Area Event and list FPU as the Group Leader Name.

Other questions about Financial Peace University?