When you enroll in a course or a Specialization, follow the onscreen instructions to make a payment.
Once you pay for a Course Certificate, you have 180 days from the day you paid to complete the course and earn a Course Certificate. After you pay for a Specialization, you have 1 year to complete the Specialization, unless your My Purchases page says something different about that course.
You can also subscribe to a Specialization, which lets you pay monthly or yearly for access to courses in the Specialization until you complete the Specialization.
If you can't afford a fee for a course, you can apply for Financial Aid.
Pay for a course you're already enrolled in
If you are looking at course materials for free using the audit option, but want to earn a Course Certificate, you can switch to the paid option.
To upgrade to a Certificate in a course you're already enrolled in:
- Open the home page for the course you want to pay for.
- At the top of the page, click Upgrade, or scroll down to the "Course Settings" section and click the Purchase button.
After you switch to the paid version of a course, you'll need to resubmit any unverified assignments you've already completed so they are verified.
Transfer a course payment
Once you pay the fee for a specific course, you can't transfer that payment to a different course. You can apply the fee to any session of that course within 180 days of your payment.
You can't transfer payments between accounts. For more information about multiple accounts, check our Honor Code.