Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Visit the Coursera website for more details.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes—to enroll in an individual course, search for the course title in the catalog available on the Coursera home page. Scroll down to the "Courses" section, below any related Specializations, to select it.
Can I sign up for the course without paying or applying for aid?
Yes, you can access the course for free via www.coursera.org. This will allow you to explore the course, watch lectures, and participate in discussions for free. To be eligible to earn a certificate, you must either pay for enrollment or qualify for financial aid.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
Each course in the Specialization is offered monthly.