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Payments on Coursera

To get a Course Certificate for a course, you will need to pay a fee. For some courses, paying the fee also gives you access to other course features, like graded assignments. 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.

Course prices

Course fees range from about $20 to more than $200, depending on the course.

Revenue from course fees is shared between Coursera and the partner institution offering the course.

You may notice some variation in course and Specialization prices on Coursera. This is normal, as we continually adjust our offerings based on new information about the value our courses provide to learners. Prices for courses may also be different in the iOS mobile app.

To make sure that variations in price don't hurt your experience on Coursera, we're committed to the following:

Transparency. Prices are clearly displayed on our course and Specialization payment pages. You'll always pay exactly the amount you see when you enter your payment information.

Equal access. Our Financial Aid program provides support for learners, including those who might not be able to afford a course or Specialization if the price increases.

Financial Aid

If you can't afford a fee for a course, you can apply for Financial Aid.


Some Coursera Specializations offer subscriptions. When you subscribe to a Coursera course or Specialization, you'll be charged every year or every month until you complete the Specialization by earning a Certificate in every course in that Specialization or cancel your subscription.

Payments in the Coursera mobile app

If you're using the Coursera mobile app, payments work differently.

Payments on an iOS device

When you make a purchase using the Coursera mobile app for iOS, your payment goes through your Apple iTunes account. You'll need to enter your Apple ID password.

If you make a payment in the iOS mobile app and need a refund, you need to contact Apple Support for a refund. You can read more about refunds from third-party marketplaces like Apple on our Refund Policies page.

Payments on a different mobile device

When you make a payment using the Coursera mobile app for a different device, you'll pay on the Checkout page. You can use any accepted payment method or a saved card from your account. 

Refunds in the mobile app

You can't request a refund using the Coursera mobile app. If you qualify for a refund, you can request a refund using the Coursera website on a computer. If you don't have access to a computer and need to request a refund, contact Coursera. 

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