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.
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
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 a Tuition Payment Plan.
Payments can also be accepted from third-party payers, such as: AmeriCorps, the U.S. military, Veterans Affairs (VA), the Texas Workfoce Commission (TWC), the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP), the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) or private education loan providers.
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.
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.
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.
Payment schedules and percentages vary by certificate program. For more information on using a payment plan, please review the policies and guidelines detailed in the Tuition Payment Plan form provided for each individual certificate program or contact the Registrar at CPE@austin.utexas.edu.
AmeriCorps Educational Awards
To use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award you need to list UT Austin Financial Aid as the beneficiary of payment in your AmeriCorps portal. During the online registration/checkout process select “Check or Money Order” as your payment method, and add a note in the comments section indicating your intent to use AmeriCorps funds.
Please note that your registration will not be processed until the first payment is received by our office. If you do not have enough funds remaining in your AmeriCorps award to cover the total enrollment cost, it is your responsibility to pay the balance on your registration.
Military, Military Spouses & Veterans' Benefits
For active duty military and eligible reservists, we accept Tuition Assistance (TA); Tuition Assistance – Air Force; and Tuition Assistance (TA) WAWF for Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.
For military spouses, CPE participates in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
For veterans, CPE can accept Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) benefits. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits.
More information is available on the military and veterans' benefits page.
Texas Workforce Commission
CPE is a recognized Eligible Training Provider (ETP) with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). ETPs are entities with job training programs approved by the TWC to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)–funded training services.
Contact your TWC employment counselor for more information on how to determine which programs are covered by TWC funds in your region.
Texas Workforce Solutions - Capital Area
Residents of Travis County who are seeking education to obtain new jobs in technical or business fields may be eligible to receive funding and support services through Workforce Solutions Capital Area. Complete this application form to begin the process.
Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) help people with disabilities prepare for, find, keep and advance in competitive integrated employment.
To locate a TWS-VRS office in your area, call 800-628-5115 or visit https://www.twc.texas.gov/find-locations#vocationalRehabilitationServices.
Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Programs
Both the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP) and the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) can be used to pay for professional education certificate programs.
Private Education/Student Loans
In some cases, CPE is able to accept financial assistance payments from private lenders.
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.