The Ultimate Guide To edX Financial Aid And Scholarship

The Ultimate Guide To edX Financial Aid And Scholarship

This article discusses all that you need to know about edX scholarship. You will get to know how much fees will be rebated and how can you apply for the fee redemption. this article aims to provide you with an ultimate guide to edX financial aid and scholarship.

MOOC platforms have really soared in last few years. But quality and affordability learning should be the most important things that you must look after.

I always try to get quality learning from a reputed platform. For me, edX is one of them. I have taken many courses from edX and they are have proved to be really valuable for me.

There is however a lot of confusion regarding edX. Many people are struggling to get answers to their queries. So I chose to write an article to help you guys out regarding the same.

edX Financial Aid

Some learners cannot afford to pay full fees for the course. For these, edX provides 90% scholarship for its verified course.

When they provide this fee redemption for individuals it goes to show  that they are committed to providing quality learning to all.

Who Can Apply For Scholarship?

This could be one of the first questions that comes to mind. Whether you are eligible for fee redemption or not?

If you are a person seeking quality knowledge and not able to pay the fee only then can you apply for the grant. The grant will be provided in the form of fee concession. This could be upto 90% of the total fees to be paid.


Whether you are a student or a professional it doesn’t matter. You can apply for a grant. You just have to pay 10% of the total fees.

So, why not give it a try?

Which Courses Provides A Scholarship?

edX provides a lot of different types of certificates. Not all courses provide financial aid.

You can get a grant on only “Verified Courses”.

Some of the verified courses don’t have a scholarship.

Any other courses on edX don’t have the option of a grant.

How To Apply For edX Financial Aid?

Applying for edX scholarship is very simple and straight forward.

This has a series of steps that need to be followed.

  1. Enroll in your selected courseas a free audit learner.
  2. Go to edX grant link.
  3. Fill out the application form true to your knowledge.
  4. Wait for the application to be reviewed. It normally takes 2-4 days.
  5. When accepted, your course will be upgraded to the verified certification option.

edX provides a lot of different courses to choose from. Getting a certificate from edX could provide a good hump in your resume.

FAQ: To Deepen Your Knowledge

Here is the list of few short questions that may be harder to find an answer for.

1. How many courses can be approved for financial assistance?

You can apply up to 5 times for a scholarship annually. That will be a period of 12 months. These 5 scholarships may seem very less. But they are more than sufficient.

Completing a course may take more time than generally listed. I had completed 4-5 courses at most.

2. Is there any deadline for Financial assistance?

Yes, there is a deadline for applying for assistance.

The deadline depends upon the course that you want to opt for. .

So, I’d advise you to be careful with that.

To avoid any last minute chaos, apply at least 5-6 business days in advance. A review of the application takes 2-4 business days.

3. Can You Transfer Financial Assistance To A New Course?

Short Answer – No, you can’t.

Look the scholarship is granted on per course basis. Once your application has been approved for a course, you can continue that particular course. But your scholarship can’t be transferred to any other course.

You can apply for the grant to the new course again.

Final Thoughts

You can apply for edX Financial Aid with ease. You can apply at most 5 times to get a 90% fee redemption. This could be very helpful if you are on a budget but still want to get high-quality learning.

I have found edX to be one of the few promising platforms to learn new things.

You can also try to get a fee redemption.

Over To You

Which course you want to apply for? Do let me know in the comments below.