In this article, I will be guiding you on how one can avail free coursera course along with the certificate by obtaining the financial aid. You may be thinking that it would be a very hectic procedure but believe it is very easy to obtain.

Coursera financial aid answers

But before moving towards the whole procedure as to how you can obtain the free course, I would like to brief a little intro. about what coursera is:

Coursera is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded in 2012 by two Stanford university professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. The platform works with Universities and other platforms to offer online courses, certificates, and degrees across a variety of subjects.

Steps to obtaining financial aid on coursera

- Go to  and join the platform.

- Select the Course of your choice and navigate to the homepage of the course.

- Below the course instructor name, there will be a hyperlink that goes by the name Financial Aid available. Click on the hyperlink and a small dialog box will open up.

-  Further, click on the continue to an application will navigate you to the new page.

- On this page, check the two square boxes and copy-paste the text “I agree to terms above” in the box provided and click on Continue. This will bring you to a new page.

- Fill in all the information about your educational background, employment status, and your annual earnings (if applicable). Further, you will need to answer a few questions, that will help them understand your goals, how this course will help you in achieving them and why exactly are you applying for financial aid.

The reason for applying for Financial Aid

  • You need to tell them about your financial background and current financial condition.
  • Tell them you are a student and don’t make any/ enough money to pay for the course.
  • Your current education status and the degree you are pursuing/ completed.
  • Your career goals.
  • Tell them the course fees are too high for your parents to afford it for you.

How will taking this course help you achieve your career goals

  • Tell them about your career goals and how this course would help you in achieving them.
  • Describe your primary purpose behind taking this course.
  • Tell them how will you benefit from different aspects of the course.

How long does it take Coursera financial aid?

Please note that do not try to start the course once applied for financial aid, as a result, your application may get rejected. My humble request is to wait for 15 days till it gets approved. It will be notified over email to your registered email ID by Coursera.

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