Registration & Payment


There are several ways to register for courses at UT Austin’s Center for Professional Education.

Secure Online Registration

To register for a course or program online, simply add classes to your shopping cart, click on the “Check Out” button in the upper, right-hand corner of your screen and follow the onscreen checkout instructions. For most courses, registrations are accepted until the day a course begins, provided space is still available.

Mail-in Registration*

To register by mail, please send a completed and signed registration form along with payment to:

Center for Professional Education
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7518
Austin, TX 78713


Fax-in Registration*

To register by fax, please fax the signed, completed registration form to 512-471-2905. Include your credit card number, expiration date, and billing zip code; a copy of your purchase order; or a voucher with authorized signature.

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our team is working remotely, which may cause delays in processing registrations submitted through the mail or by fax.


Registering for a course constitutes an agreement to pay for it. Course fees vary depending on the field of study and program packages. Course fees includes all course materials unless otherwise noted. Failure to redeem the debt will result in cancellation of your registration and possible penalties. Students may pay by credit card at the time of registration. Other acceptable methods of payment include: check, money order, Purchase Order, Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT), or the arrangement of a Tuition Payment Plan through the CPE Registrar.

Please note: incomplete registrations will not be processed. Any student whose account is in arrears will not receive a Certificate of Completion until payment is received in full.

Credit Card

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

Check or Money Order

Pay with a check or money order by mail or in-person. Checks must be in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.

Please make checks or money orders payable to The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Austin Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT)

If using a UT Austin Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT) to pay for a course, please enter the appropriate IDT number into the payment section when you are completing registration during the online checkout process. An Authorized IDT Signer must approve any IDT and their name and telephone number are required to process an IDT request.

IDT payments can also be completed via fax or mail using our registration form. Complete the form in full and enter the required information into the IDT box in the form’s payment section.

Purchase Order

If your organization requires an invoice, please complete the registration form and submit it alongside a Purchase Order (PO) containing student name, email, and contact information. These can be submitted to CPE’s Registrar via fax (512-471-2905), email or postal mail. Once received, the CPE Registrar will invoice the organization on the Purchase Order.

Tuition Payment Plan

CPE offers a Tuition Payment Plan option for most in-person, cohort-style certificate programs. The payment plan is also available for the following online programs: paralegal certificate, legal specialist certificate programs, project management certificate, data analytics certificate, Cybersecurity: Immediate Immersion, Cybersecurity Defense and Cybersecurity Attack. This is neither an extension of credit nor is it a loan; it is a recurring payment obligation. A one-time administrative fee of $125 is assessed with all Tuition Payment Plan applications. Payment plan fees are non-refundable; participants must read and agree to CPE polices, including the refund policy.

For more information on using a payment plan, please review the Tuition Payment Plan Agreement or contact the Registrar at


Once you submit a registration form, you have agreed to pay all course fees. Once payment is received, a receipt will be provided. If you do not receive a receipt within five days of submitting payment, please call 512-232-6520 to confirm your registration. Please retain your confirmation of enrollment and payment for tax purposes.