Discounts, Financial Aid & Cancellations


  • Register for all courses in a certificate at once and get a 10 percent discount (varies depending on certificate program).
  • Buy a block of seats for your organization and save up to 35 percent with a "Volume Discount." Contact us at 612-625-4209 or email for more details.
  • Apply for state funds to use toward continuing education through the State of Minnesota Dislocated Worker Program if you have been permanently laid off or terminated. 
  • Receive a 10 percent discount on individual professional development courses if you are a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
  • Get a 50 percent discount on most noncredit professional development courses if you are U of M staff. Exceptions are Test Prep and ScrumMaster Certification. To register for all courses at once using this discount, call 612-624-4000.

Note: Discounts cannot be combined.

Financial Aid 

Scholarships are available for students taking noncredit courses through the College. Awards range from $500 to $2,200 and do NOT need to be repaid. Information on scholarships as well as a list of additional funding options for students taking noncredit courses can be found on our website.

Cancellation Policy

If We Cancel

All courses need to meet a minimum enrollment to be held. If we have to cancel your course because of insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund, made to the original method of payment. If you are enrolled in the discount option and the a course is cancelled because of insufficient enrollment, we will work with you to transfer you into the next upcoming course at no charge.

If You Cancel

Please notify us at least five working days before the beginning of the course to avoid a 10 percent processing fee. You may cancel your enrollment by

phone : 612-624-4000
fax: 612-624-5359

or by mail: 
University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Information Center
20 Ruttan Hall 
1994 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

No refunds will be granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the course.

Grad School Test Prep Online Course Cancellations

Partial refunds are given if the cancellation request for a Grad School Test Prep online course is received within five business days of receiving your password and the URL address. All cancellations are subject to a $120 cancellation fee and a $150 course access fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after five business days.