General Frequently Asked Question

What is the Udacity Subscription Plan?

A Month-to-Month Subscription Program

The subscription program for the Data Scientist specialization and Programming for Data Science with Python specialization allow you some flexibility in planning your course schedule and payment plan.

While the programs are each estimated to take about four months to complete, if you are in the online, self-directed course, you can take up to six months to complete your studies. You can pause your studies and pick them up again at the same place where you left off. This pause and pick up option is not available for the instructor-led courses, which meet at designated times with instructors.

How the Subscription Plan Works for the Online, Self Directed Courses*

To Start

You can choose to pay upfront or month-to-month to gain 24/7 access to a comprehensive online program as well as online support through Udacity for one month beginning the first day of the month. Your access will automatically cancel on the last day of the month unless you have enrolled in the next month’s section. There is no prorated access to the curriculum, so, it's best to sign up before the month begins.

To Start Right Away

If you want to start right away and it’s not the beginning of the month, you may pay the full cost to gain immediate access to the self-paced curriculum during the first five days of any month. There is no prorated program cost.

To Continue

If you have not paid ahead, you will not have access to the materials unless you've enrolled in the next month's section. Each new section always opens on the first day of the month.

To Pause and Restart

If you need to take a break from the program, simply don't enroll for the next month. You can pick up where you left off when you start again. You have up to six months to complete the Data Scientist specialization or Programming for Data Science with Python specialization.

To Cancel / Refund Policy

You have up to the end of the sixth business day of the month to drop the program and receive a full refund for that month minus a $40 processing fee.

*This option to pause and resume your studies is not available to students in the instructor-led courses.