Courses for Causes

Courses for Causes


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Special Savings

San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning is offering educational opportunities during this pandemic that is affecting families, communities and cities. Courses are offered in select programs for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters only.

Who Can Get Special Savings?

Summer 2021

Special savings on courses fees are available to first responders and essential workers. All registration information will be reviewed and verified by a committee before enrollment. Enrollments are subject to availability.

  • First Responders:
    Students must be certified or licensed healthcare professionals or first responders, such as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Registered Nurses (RN), Physician Assistants (PA), Medical Assistants (MA), EMTs, Paramedics, and Police, Fire, Correctional & Probation Officers.
  • Essential Workers:
    Workers such as grocery store employees, food service providers or janitorial staff, certified or any other licensed healthcare professionals. Other essential workers may be considered as well.

Fall 2021

Special savings on select courses fees are available to everyone. Enrollments are subject to availability.


Summer 2021

  • First course is free
  • Second course at 50% discount
  • Applicable for Summer 2021 semester only

Fall 2021

  • Save 50% on select introductory courses
  • Applicable for Fall 2021 semester only

Students who have already used their two discounts will not be eligible to use another discount. Students who have used only the 100% discount are eligible to use the 50% discount.