How to pay for professional development at CCAPS

Feeling stuck in a career rut? Want to impress your employer and get a raise? Looking to land that dream job? The University of Minnesota's College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) can help you take the next step in your career.

Unleash Your Potential:

  • Actionable skill development: Gain practical tools and valuable competencies designed to elevate your professional profile and fuel your career aspirations.
  • Time-optimized learning: Our concise courses and certificate programs deliver maximum impact within focused timeframes, minimizing both time and financial investment.
  • Accessibility and affordability: Explore diverse opportunities including group rates, alumni benefits, staff and faculty discounts, and even scholarships, to make professional development an attainable goal. And our online sessions make it easier and more convenient than ever for you to attend from anywhere!

Amplify Your Advantage:

  • Group Discounts: Foster collaboration and camaraderie while enjoying a 10% discount on individual courses and a 15% reduction on full certificate programs for groups of four or more. Register your group on this form or contact our registration team at 612-625-2900 or
  • Alumni Recognition: Leverage your University of Minnesota Alumni Association membership to unlock a 10% discount on individual professional development courses. See program pages for details on registration and discounts.

Investigate Funding Resources:

  • CCAPS Scholarships: Access financial assistance opportunities ranging from $500 to $2,500 to support your educational pursuits.
  • CareerForce: Connect with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's CareerForce initiative for comprehensive career resources, including return-to-work programs and training assistance.
  • Maximize your cost-effectiveness by investigating available scholarship and reimbursement opportunities with your employer. Here’s a list of talking points to take to your supervisor.

Embark on Your Transformation:

Invest in your future. Empower yourself with the superior educational experiences offered by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Take the first step towards boosting your career trajectory today!

Monique Dubos is a writer and content strategist with the U of M College of Continuing and Professionals Studies, where she has covered the College’s noncredit professional development, construction management, health services management, and IT infrastructure programs since 2018. She has also written for the Institute on the Environment, the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, and various publications. Connect with her via LinkedIn.