SF State offers free and discounted courses to people impacted by mass layoffs

Author: Strategic Marketing and Communications
April 19, 2023
A sign on campus says San Francisco State University

Discounts are through the University’s College of Professional & Global Education

SAN FRANCISCO – April 19, 2023 – San Francisco State University’s College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) will launch a Courses for Careers initiative for summer 2023, offering discounted courses to support people impacted by recent mass layoffs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The move will help people get a fresh start in a new position or a new career.  

CPaGE will offer one course for free and one course at 50% off for the following programs: Open University, General Education online courses, Paralegal Studies Certificate, E-Learning Certificate, Human Resource Management Certificate and Project Management Certificate. Visit the Courses for Careers webpage to learn more about the class schedule and how to register. 

People who were laid off from their most recent position are eligible for the discounts. To register, students will need to fill out the Courses for Careers Registration Form with their preferred courses and proof of eligibility. 

Apart from the discounted programs, students will find a variety of professional development opportunities in the college. CPaGE has over 50 programs that are offered in-person, online or hybrid, including online bachelor’s degree completion programs. 

Furthermore, San Francisco State alumni have the advantage of resources provided by the University’s Career & Leadership Development (CLD) department, such as resume and cover letter workshopping, interview preparation and headshots. 

Registration for classes is now open. More information about the college and the programs offered can be found on the CPaGE website. 


About San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University is a public university serving students from the San Francisco Bay Area, across California and around the world, with nationally acclaimed programs that span a broad range of disciplines. More than 25,000 students enroll at the University each year, and its nearly 287,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. Through them — and more than 1,900 world-class faculty members — SF State proudly embraces its legacy of academic excellence, community engagement and commitment to social justice. For more information, visit sfsu.edu.