Certificate Student Enrollment Discounts

Register using the Individual Discount registration option. Sign up for all courses in a certificate program in one transaction and receive an additional discount (may not be available for all certificates, see each individual certificate for options and discount).

Training Program Funds

All noncredit professional development courses offered through the College of Continuing Education are preapproved for funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)'s dislocated worker program. Additionally, individuals may receive a 10 percent discount on courses. More information on the dislocated worker program can be found on the Discounted Courses for Dislocated Workers webpage.

Organization Discounts

  • Buy a block of seats for your organization with our Volume Discount and save up to 35 percent. For more information on a Volume Discount contact us at 612-625-4207 or
  • Members of the following organizations or associations are eligible for a 10 percent discount. If your organization or association is not listed please contact us at 612-624-4000 for consideration.
  • The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA).

University of Minnesota Staff Discount

All U of M staff members are eligible for a 50 percent discount on noncredit professional development courses. Course not included: noncredit test preparation and Successful Manager's Leadership Program.

College of Continuing Education grants, scholarships, and financial aid

Grants and scholarships are intended to help adult learners who have had to delay or interrupt their education for more than two years. Awards can range from $500 to $2,200, many of which do not need to be repaid. Visit our Financial Aid website for more information and application forms.