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How does a Coursera Subscription work?

Written by Pat Bowden last updated on June 06th, 2018

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Some courses, particularly those in Coursera Specializations, are available on a subscription basis. When you sign up, the first 7 days are free, then you are charged monthly. Check the course or Specialization page to find the cost in US dollars or your local currency. You may also need to check the exchange rate to calculate the cost. The faster you learn, the less you will pay to complete the course or Specialization (in one-month increments).


When signing up for Specializations, you cannot select the free option, only a 7-day free trial. To access the materials for free, you need to sign up from the individual course pages. Click on the Learn more link beside the words at the bottom of each course description on the Specialization page. (You can choose to take this course only. Learn more.)


To cancel your subscription on a PC, click on the arrow beside your name on the top right of the page and select My Purchases. Click Cancel. On the mobile app, tap on the settings gear icon on the top right, tap on My Subscriptions, then tap Cancel Subscription.



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