CFA Institute offers to candidates and future candidates various fees for their enrollment, depending on when do they enroll the program. If you enroll sooner you can save up to USD 465. Besides, you also get extra time for preparation.
CFA Exam in June 2013 (L1, L2 and L3)
The first deadline for the enrollment was 19th of September and the total fee amounts to USD 1,080. The majority of candidates probably enrolled after this deadline, however if you have decided to go for CFA program earlier, and you did not wait – congratulations, you paid less and have more time for preparation. The second deadline is February 13th and total fee amounts to USD 1,180. We would suggest all the candidates to start preparing for their CFA exam even before, but not later than February 13th. The final deadline for enrollment is 13th of March, but in our opinion this is not only the most expensive option (costs USD 1,545) but also not advisable deadline for the start of your preparation.
CFA Exam Level 1 in December 2013
The first deadline for enrollment is March 13th (the last deadline for the June exam). Total cost amounts to USD 1,080. If you enroll by this deadline, you can save up t0 USD 465. If you enroll in March, you will have 8 months of preparation, which is more than necessary for the preparation. You may also leave the books aside for a while, but don’t forget to organize yourself and start the CFA exam preparation on time.
The second deadline is 21st of August. If you enroll by that deadline, you will have to pay USD 1,180. As in the previous case, we strongly believe that this is the last minute to start preparation. The third deadline, the most expensive one is on September 18th and costs USD 1,545.
You can find more about CFA Exam fee schedule on the CFA Institute website.