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- For Black Friday, you can get your first month of Coursera Plus for $1 until December 4.
- Typically, a Coursera Plus subscription costs $399 annually or $59/month.
- Members get access to 90% of the platform’s online courses and can earn unlimited certificates.
Coursera, a popular e-learning platform with thousands of online courses from top universities and companies, offers an expansive subscription called Coursera Plus, granting you access to 90% of Coursera’s course offerings.
Typically, you can pay for Coursera Plus annually ($399) or monthly ($59/month). But as part of a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, your first month of Coursera is $1 if you sign up by December 4— a great chance to try out the service for longer than the seven-day free trial.
With a Coursera Plus subscription, you can take multiple classes, earn multiple certificates to add to your resume or LinkedIn, and potentially save a chunk of money on multi-course programs called Specializations.
The membership includes some of Coursera’s most popular courses, including positive psychology courses such as the viral Science of Well-Being (the online version of Yale’s most popular course ever)and Introduction to Psychology (Coursera’s most popular psych course).
Keep reading to learn how to sign up, which classes are included, and how to get a refund if it’s not for you.
What is Coursera Plus?
Coursera Plus is Coursera’s unlimited annual subscription. It’s kind of like a passport to the site, giving members unlimited access to over 90% of the platform’s course catalog.
How much does Coursera Plus cost per month?
Coursera Plus is $59 per month or $399 per year. Now until December 4, though, your first month is $1 (after your first month, you will automatically be charged $59 per month).
What is the difference between Coursera and Coursera Plus?
Coursera hosts thousands of online courses, degrees, and professional certificate programs that you can either take for free or pay a comparatively low fee to get perks like graded homework and certifications.
Coursera Plus is a membership that allows you to enroll in — and get all the paid perks — of 90% of the site’s offerings without any additional fees.
What is included in Coursera Plus?
Coursera Plus gives you unlimited access to over 3,000 courses, guided projects, specializations, and professional certificate programs from prestigious universities and top employers such as Google, VMware, Unity, Intel, and more.
Once you’re a member, a Coursera Plus badge appears on all the classes included in the subscription. You can browse a few of Coursera’s most popular courses here or skim the list of classes included with membership.
Is Coursera Plus worth it?
Paying $1 for your first month is a great (and rare) deal. If you’ve been wanting to earn a professional certificate or take a cool class with all of its paid features, this is an excellent opportunity.
Without the discount, it depends.
If you don’t care about graded homework or certificates of completion, it may not be worth the fee. Without a membership, you can audit Coursera courses either for free or only during their seven-day trial, after which you can decide if you want to pay to keep learning. However, you usually won’t get access to paid features.
If you plan on paying for multiple courses or programs, Coursera Plus may save you money depending on what they are and how much each course costs. But, if you only take one or two paid courses per year, you may be better off paying for each individual course or Specialization.
How many certificates can you earn with Coursera Plus?
According to the company, you earn a certificate for every course, Specialization, or professional certificate you complete. You can then share your certificate on your LinkedIn profile, with your employer, and on your CV and resume.
What happens to any specialization subscriptions you’re already enrolled in when you subscribe to Coursera Plus?
You need to cancel those subscriptions so you aren’t charged twice; they won’t be automatically canceled. Find step-by-step instructions for canceling an existing subscription here.
According to the company, none of your progress will be impacted by canceling previous subscriptions.
Can you get a refund?
If you’re paying monthly, you’ll have a seven-day trial in which you can cancel without charge.
If you’re paying for an annual membership, you can receive a full refund within 14 days of your payment, but if you earned a certificate using Plus during those 14 days, it will be revoked.
To get a refund, visit your My Purchases page within 14 days of purchase and submit a refund request.
Can you get a Coursera Plus fee reimbursed by an employer?
If your workplace offers educational reimbursements that include online learning programs, you can use your email receipt for reimbursement from your employer.
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