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Oregon State University's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) accepts various funding sources and payment options.

Business Payment Plans

It's been shown that most employers will financially support employee's pursuit of professional development to ensure skills are kept up to date.

According to research by EdAssist, more than 60% of employers offer some form of tuition assistance.

As such, we can accept a wide variety of payment options such as:

  • purchase orders and invoices
  • credit cards
  • checks

OSU Faculty & Staff

If you're part of an OSU's department, we can accept a department index payment for most of our courses.

Paying for an Employee of Colleague 

If you would like to pay for another person, colleague or employee to take one of our courses, please follow the steps below: 

  1. Instruct the person to complete the registration for their course up to the Payment tab (do not make a payment), and click the "Save for Later" button. 
  2. Email PACE at pace@oregonstate.edu with the names of the people being paid for and the name of the course. If you are paying online by Credit/Debit card, please use the instructions and web link provided by PACE to make the payment. 
    b.  If you are paying by Check, please email pace@oregonstate.edu as soon as possible to confirm your payment amount before mailing the check.  
    c. If you are paying by Purchase Order, please include the PO as an attachment to the email. 
  3. Please note that spots cannot be held for a student in a course until full payment has been received via Credit/Debit card, Check (received), or Purchase Order. 

Installment Payments

Professional and Continuing Education is unable to accept multiple payments for our courses. Payment in full is required at time of registration.

AmeriCorps

QUALIFYING FOR AMERICORPS: AmeriCorps funding is offered to those who have joined the organization and performed community service at a federal, state, or local level. If you are not a member, the funding would not be available.

If you qualify for AmeriCorps funding, there are two paths to acquire this funding dependent on what type of course you are registering for. If you are unsure what type of course you're registering for, please email pace@oregonstate.edu.

If you are registering for a self-pace ongoing course, please follow the steps below: 

  1. Complete your registration for the course including full payment.
  2. Contact AmeriCorps and submit a request for funds at: https://americorps.gov/partner 
  3. Contact PACE at pace@oregonstate.edu to inform us that you have requested AmeriCorps funding for your course. 
  4. If AmeriCorps approves your request, they will contact OSU's Financial Aid Department to verify your enrollment. 
  5. PACE will receive a check for half the funded amount around the first day of the course, you will then be reimbursed for the same amount. 
  6. PACE will receive a second check approximately halfway through the course for the remainder of the funding amount. PACE will process a refund to you for the second part of the funding. 
  7. If funding is not approved we cannot process your refund(s). 

If you are registering for an instructor-led course with a start and end date, please follow the steps below: 

  1. Complete your registration for the course up to the Payment tab (do not make a Payment), then click the "Save for Later" button. 
  2. Contact AmeriCorps and submit a request for funds at: https://americorps.gov/partner 
    a. Take a screenshot of your funding request on the AmeriCorps website. 
  3. Email PACE at pace@oregonstate.edu requesting enrollment without payment
    a. Attach the screenshot of your funding request to the email. 
  4. PACE Enrollment will review and submit your course registration. 
  5. If AmeriCorps approves your request, they will contact OSU's Financial Aid Department to verify your enrollment. 
  6. If funding is not approved, you will be notified that payment is due. If payment is not received by the date provided, your course enrollment will be canceled. 
    a. If funding is not approved, all payments will need to be made out of pocket via Credit/Debit card. 

Please review our refund and cancellation policy.

Federal Financial Aid

Professional and Continuing Education non-credit courses do not qualify for federal funding (FAFSA, GI Bill, etc.). 

Refund Policy

Instructor-led online courses: To receive a refund (minus the non-refundable $60 registration fee, if applicable) you must email the withdrawal request to pace@oregonstate.edu on or prior to the second day of the class (prior to 48 hours after the class begins at 12:01am on the course start date). Students who enroll in a course or program after the 48-hour deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Participants who transfer to a later course/section after the 48-hour deadline will not be eligible for a refund 

Please visit the Refund page to see the refund policy in full.

TRANSFER POLICY

Transfers are allowed once, only within the same course. i.e.: you may transfer from the Spring offering of a course to the Fall offering of the same course, but may not transfer to a different course or program. You are not eligible for a refund after a transfer has been made. 

A $60 transfer fee will be applied when you transfer enroll in the subsequent course. If you do not pay the $60 transfer fee before the first day of the course you transferred into, your enrollment for that course will be cancelled. 

If you are unable to complete a course the second time and still wish to take it, you must re-enroll at full price.

Transfers are only available until one week before the end of the course. Transfers are not available for self-paced courses. 

If you wish to take advantage of the transfer option, you should contact pace@oregonstate.edu and include the following information:

  • Your name (or the name you used to enroll)
  • The name of the current course session
  • The start date of the current course session
  • The start date of the new session desired

You will be contacted with transfer instructions for your specific course.

Please note that the Permaculture Design Certificate course and the Permaculture Design Certificate PRO course have their own transfer policy and may include a re-enrollment fee as well. Please contact pace@oregonstate.edu if you wish to transfer your PDC or PDC PRO course.