Non-Credit Enrollment

If you do not need college credit or a transcript, and you do not wish to enroll through Lifelong Education, you may take any of our courses as an online, non-credit participant. One advantage of this option is that international and out-of-state students who register under non-credit status are charged a lower enrollment rate, currently approximately 55% of for-credit tuition.   

Click here to register for non-credit participation and pay by credit card.

  • Non-credit participants enroll directly through IFLR, not through MSU Lifelong.
  • Tuition: Non-credit participants pay (US) $1,850.00 for each 3-credit, full semester course in the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Not required to do the weekly assignments.
  • Still receive instructor feedback on any assignments you choose to complete.
  • May still ask questions and participate in all exercises.
  • Same course experience and course material as for-credit students.
  • No grade is given.
  • Will not receive a negative grade or grade of "incomplete" if you do not fully participate in assignments.
  • Non-credit courses are not eligible to be applied towards the requirements for either of IFLR's certificate programs.
  • If you are interested in college credit, please see the for-credit enrollment page.
  • Cancellation Policy: Applicants who cancel non-credit enrollment more than three working days before the course starts will receive a full refund.  Applicants who cancel enrollment with fewer than three working days left to the start of the course will be charged a $100 (US) late cancellation fee.  Substitutions may be made at any time before the start of class.
  • If you wish to pay for non-credit course participation by a method other than credit card, please contact to begin the enrollment process.