There’s a one-time enrollment fee of $450. If you register early for each level, that will cost $2,100 ($700 x 3). If you register during the standard registration window for each level, that will cost $3,000 ($1,000 x 3). That means the cost range is $2,550 to $3,450. So register early each time! Of course, this assumes you pass all three levels on the first try.
It really pays to get your current employer to sponsor you, if you can. It’s a massive benefit to your employer when you upskill like this. Ask the question. The worst that can happen is they say no.
And if you’re thinking about how expensive the CFA is in its totality, compare it to a year’s tuition at a Top 25 US business school:
Add in another $20,000 for room and board, just to be conservative.