How to Apply for Financial Aid in Coursera


How to Apply for Financial Aid in Coursera

Are you hunting down courses to acquire or sharpen your skills but keep stumbling upon paid courses? If so, you’re at the right place. In this blog, we will see how to apply for financial aid in Coursera. For those of you who don’t know what Coursera is; it is a leading online learning platform that partners with top universities and organizations globally to offer a vast array of courses across various disciplines. 

Students hungry for knowledge find Coursera very helpful as it provides access to courses from renowned institutions worldwide. It basically breaks the geographical barriers and ensures that students learn from the best educators. The learning in Coursera is dynamic and efficient with engaging video lectures, quizzes, and interactive assignments.

Now that you know what Coursera offers, let’s look at how you can apply to the financial aid provided by Coursera:

  1. Choose any course of your preference and click on financial aid available text as shown in the picture below.
  1. You will see the following dialog box. Select the courses you want and click on Next. You can choose one course at a time but can submit up to 10 applications.
  1. Then, the following dialog box will appear. Since the application can take up to 16 days to be reviewed, students have the option to either enroll in the course by paying, with a 7 days free trial period, or continue to submit the application.
  1. If you chose the Continue to the application button, you will have to fill out the details as asked in the picture.

Pro Tip: You can find sample answers if you search for it. One of the sources is in GitHub itself. Or, you can use the ever-helpful ChatGPT to help you with your answers. But, remember to personalize the answers to have a better chance at being accepted for the application.

  1. Slide the slider down to 0 and continue with the application. Fill out the reCaptcha, click on the next button and submit the application.
  1. You will see the following message on your screen. You can review your financial aid application or start learning by clicking on audit course. You can also explore other courses by clicking on the Back to home option.

I hope this blog helped you with your financial aid application. Remember that financial aid is not just about overcoming financial barriers; it’s a partnership that invests in your potential. By demonstrating your commitment and aligning your goals with the course’s offerings, you not only enhance your chances of securing aid but also prepare for a rewarding educational experience. As begin this journey, believe in the value of your education and the positive impact it will have on your future.

Happy learning! 

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