Registration / Payment FAQs

How do I register?

All registrations should be submitted online. For step-by-step instructions, visit the How to Register page.

When should I register?

The registration deadline for each course is the Monday prior to the course start date. Certificate courses are limited to 25 students per course and fill up quickly. Please also note special tiered pricing deadlines, under “What are the course fees?” below.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

Yes. After you register for a Certificate in Nonprofit Management course, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing course information, including dates, times, and location. If confirmation is not received within 48 business hours, e-mail us.

What are the course fees?

Fees for all five-week CNM courses are $550 if you register at least two weeks prior to the start of the course, and $600 if you register after that time. The fee for the six-week Mastering Grant Writing course is $650 if you register at least two weeks in advance, and $700 after that time. Please select “Register Now,” on each course page to see specific pricing dates.

When do I have to pay for the course?

Payment in the form of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) must be submitted at the time of registration.

Payment in the form of checks, money orders or purchase orders must be received within five (5) business days of registration.

Deferred payment is not available. If you anticipate any delays in submission of your payment, e-mail us. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation of your registration. You will receive notification via e-mail if your registration is cancelled due to lack of payment.

There are no payment plans available.

Is financial aid available for this course?

No. Since the Certificate in Nonprofit Management courses do not award academic credit, financial aid cannot be used towards payment of these courses. See the Discounts page for more information about possible cost savings.

Can I use my University of Illinois employee tuition waiver for these courses?

No. Since the Certificate in Nonprofit Management courses are non-credit, the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Springfield or Chicago) employee tuition waiver cannot be accepted. However, a $35 reduction in the course fee is issued to any University of Illinois employee. See the Discounts page for more information about possible cost savings.

Are there any discounts for University of Illinois alumni or students?

Yes. A $35 reduction in the course fee is issued to any University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Springfield or Chicago) alumni or student. Please follow the prompts in the University Affiliation section when registering to receive the discount.

Can my employer pay for my courses?

Yes. For more information, e-mail us or call (312) 355-0423, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST.

I’m having trouble registering for a course. What should I do?

Contact UIC Extended Campus at (312) 355-0423, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST.