Does edX offer financial assistance? How do I apply?

EdX offers a 90% discount as financial assistance to learners who can benefit from our verified certificates, but cannot afford to pay. 

Assistance is available in most courses that offer verified certificates.  To apply, enroll in the course as an audit learner, and then complete the financial assistance application.  To find a course that interests you, see the edX course catalog.

Our financial assistance team will review your application and will send an email with a financial assistance code if your application is accepted.  Review typically takes 2-4 business days. You can then apply the code on the payment form for the discounted rate.


Professional education courses and some MicroMasters™ program courses are not eligible for financial assistance. 

Please note that for our credit courses you are welcome to apply for financial assistance for a verified certificate. However, financial assistance does not apply to academic credit.


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