Help Providers Coursera How to get a Coursera Certificate for free? Written by Dhawal Shah | last updated on June 13th, 2018 Looking for a listing of Coursera courses? Browse Courses Unfortunately, Coursera no longer offers a Coursera certificate for free. But, Coursera does have a financial aid option for those who can’t afford to pay, which takes up to 15 days to approve. More details here: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209819033-Apply-for-Financial-Aid Class Central's Help Center represents our best effort to answer the most common questions new learners face. It may not be completely accurate in every circumstance.