Discover Financial Resources to Help Fund Your Degree

Get the financial support you need to successfully pursue your learning goals.

Take ownership of your finances. Use the tools and information below to ensure a successful degree experience.

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Take financial planning for young adults from the University of Illinois on Coursera

Take financial planning for young adults from the University of Illinois on Coursera

Get an introduction to financial planning concepts. Topics covered include: financial goal setting, saving and investing, budgeting, borrowing and credit.

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 6 tools to gauge the return on your degree

6 tools to gauge the return on your degree

You can find many calculators online that can help you assess the return on the investment of a degree program. Calculators like these provide projections or estimates, but may be a helpful data point in your decision making process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find the current tuition rates for the degrees offered on Coursera?

Tuition rates are posted on each of the degree pages. Please visit Coursera Degrees and select the program you are interested in.

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Can I take degree programs for free?

No. All degrees offered on Coursera are composed of credit-bearing courses and require payment for access. However, most of the degree programs offer individual degree courses that you can try for free. These opportunities can help you decide if the degree is right for you. 

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Is federal financial aid available only for U.S. students?

No. Many non-U.S. citizens qualify for federal student aid. The most common category of eligible noncitizen is that of permanent resident (someone with a “green card”), but there are other categories as well. Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information. We also recommend non-U.S. students check with the institution’s financial aid office regarding other types of financial. 

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Can U.S. students apply for FAFSA loans to fund their online degree?

Yes. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may qualify for federal student aid. Please refer to the Federal Student Aid website for more information and to complete your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens January 1.

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Do students pay the degree cost to Coursera?

No. Students pay directly to the universities after being accepted into the program.

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Do I need to pay for the full degree upfront?

Most degree programs offer pay-as-you-go plans. You won’t be billed up front for the whole degree. Instead, you’ll pay as you go – each term you’ll pay tuition just for the courses you are enrolled in.