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How do find a specific course or topic?Expand

Use the search bar to describe the course topic you are seeking.  Rutgers offers more than 5,000 programs per year, so specific search terms, such as “Digital Marketing” or “Digital Public Relations” should produce more targeted results than a more general terms such as “Marketing” or “Communication.” You will also find a list of providers of courses and certifications organized by topic area at the Professional Development page.

Is financial aid available?Expand

Loans are available for both credit and noncredit programs through a partnership with the Rutgers Federal Credit Union as well as other educational loan providers.  Eligibility for federally funded grants or scholarships may depend on the type of program (credit/noncredit or undergraduate/graduate) and whether you are a full-time or part-time student.  Because grant and scholarship rules can be complex and program-specific, please consult with the CE unit providing the program you are pursuing

I’m unemployed. What help can I find at Rutgers? Expand

The Workforce Development page describes resources, options and funding possibilities for unemployed workers

What is continuing education?Expand

Continuing education programs are educational opportunities offered to individuals throughout their lifecycle. These programs cover a range of experiences including courses, camps, conferences, and certificate programs.

If you already have a degree, you may take continuing education courses to upgrade your skills or expand your knowledge base. The university’s continuing education offerings provide flexible and innovative options, encompassing everything from intimate workshops in creative writing to intensive certificate programs for business leaders.

What is the difference between professional education and executive education?Expand

Professional education addresses the educational needs of people in a broad range of jobs and career fields, usually through noncredit, nondegree programs. It may include formal coursework, conferences, or seminars taught on different platforms, including online or in the classroom. People may take advantage of professional education to remain current in their fields, learn new skills, change careers or enhance their marketability. 

Executive education usually includes programs aimed at executives, business leaders, and managers, to help them grow or improve their businesses and organizations. Executive education programs may be customized for companies.

What pre-college or summer programs does Rutgers offer?Expand

Rutgers offers pre-college and summer programs in a wide range of topics and formats from Pre-K through high school students.  

Where can I explore career change possibilities?Expand

For information about a career topic areas, go to Professional Development.  For career guidance more broadly, go to Career Retooling.