Costs and Financial Aid, Certificate of Journalism



The fee per credit is $390. There is an additional non-refundable registration fee of $47 per term. The registration fee is paid only once each term, regardless of how many courses a student enrolls in.

The total cost for the entire Certificate depends on which courses you take and how many sessions/semesters you take to complete the courses. If you were to take the 5 courses over 3 sessions, you would have to pay $6,771.

Please find more information about class fees here.


The Certificate of Journalism is not a degree-granting program. That means that if you are not otherwise enrolled in a matriculating degree program at a university or college, you cannot use federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants, toward individual Certificate of Journalism classes.

If you are currently enrolled at UMass Amherst, including the University Without Walls program, please contact Marianna McKim at 413-545-3353 in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility. If you are a student at another university, please contact your financial aid officer there for information.

You can find more info about financial aid here.

If you are a veteran, you are eligible to receive veterans' educational benefits when taking our Certificate courses.

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