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LearningLife Discounts & Policies

Learning Circle

Once you have taken a LearningLife course, you automatically become a member of the Learning Circle and receive a 15 percent discount on subsequent courses. Your Learning Circle discount is good for a limited period and renewed each time you take another course.

In addition, Learning Circle members who complete: 

  • Four to six courses that take place between July 1, 2020−June 30, 2021, will receive a 50 percent discount on one future course.
  • Seven or more courses that take place between July 1, 2020−June 30, 2021, will receive one complimentary course.

In all cases, you will receive a discount code to use when registering.


LearningLife offers 10 percent discounts to University of Minnesota employees and members of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, the University of Minnesota Retirees Association, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Only one discount may be applied per course, and you must mention the discount when registering by phone or select the appropriate discount when registering online. 


Need-based scholarships are available for short courses, seminars, and one-day immersions. For details, visit the CCAPS Noncredit Students Financial Aid website or call 612-624-4000.

Cancellation Policy

If We Cancel

If LearningLife is forced to cancel a course or event, you will receive a full refund of your payment, credited to the original method of payment. Programs will not be cancelled due to inclement weather unless the University closes.

If You Cancel

Participant cancellations are subject to a 10 percent fee if received five or fewer working days before the event start date. You may cancel a registration by phone (612-625-2900), by email, or by writing to the 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 or event. No exceptions will be made to the cancellation policy except documented medical emergencies.

Code of Conduct

LearningLife is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and stimulating academic environment. Participants in our programs conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of the instructor and others in the classroom, civil in language, tone, and behavior, and receptive to ideas and diverse points of view. LearningLife reserves the right to cancel the registration of any participant whose behavior substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s ability to teach and/or a participant's ability to learn.