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Does paying for courses help with future Financial Aid applications?

  • 12 January 2021
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Okay so i’ve been using coursera for a while

i have paid for 6 courses till now and earned certificates

and i applied financial aid for 4 courses(one of them was approved today, still waiting for the rest) and for a specialization with 5 courses also still waiting for approval

however i’m willing to learn more courses and specializations when i’m done with these

and honestly i wish i knew about financial aid before i pay the previous 6 courses because i had to borrow them for a friend

my question is : would a coursera user who previously paid for 6 courses be taken into consideration when applying for many financial aids later?

I mean concerning the approval, like i mean has it ever happened that coursera has approved all of the user’s FA applications? Say like 30 for example

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Best answer by Jose A 13 January 2021, 15:11

Hello @Roland Mokheiber. If you have paid for courses in the past, this will not affect any future Financial Aid applications. 

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Hi . You can only have 11 pending Financial Aid applications at a time. Once they are approved, you should be able to apply again. but you must learn and earn a certificate because when you apply to finacial aid you will have acess to courses just for a limited time and if you don't earn a certificate you will lose acess to materials and you will not be able to earn a cerificate.

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Hello @Roland Mokheiber. If you have paid for courses in the past, this will not affect any future Financial Aid applications. 

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