Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) Overview

Information About Virginia's Graduation Requirement for Economics and Personal Finance

Graduation Requirement

Legislation passed by the 2010 General Assembly requires one additional credit in economics and personal finance to be completed prior to graduation.  This applies to all students enrolled in 9th grade during or after the 2011-12 school year. This additional course is required for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas.

Students may not “test out” of the graduation requirement. However, FCPS continues to explore options for the delivery of this course. All courses (online or face-to face) are based on a minimum of 140 hours of instruction.