For information on Professional & Public Programs course offerings, policies or registration, call (915) 747–5142, fax (915) 747–5538 or drop by the Professional & Public Programs Office in Memorial Gym, Room 111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A class is closed when it reaches maximum enrollment, so please register early. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled. Registrants will be notified of course cancellations by phone and e– mail. Please provide day and evening phone numbers, as well as an e–mail address with your registration. Refunds will be processed automatically for courses canceled by Professional & Public Programs. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. Professional & Public Programs reserves the right to cancel any course. Class locations, dates, times and instructors are subject to change.
Early Registration Fees
If applicable, early registration fees end two weeks prior to start of class date.
Registration Confirmation & Room Assignment
Once you have registered (by phone, email or online), a confirmation will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours with all pertinent course information. You may also request your confirmation be sent by mail. Classes are located on campus unless noted otherwise. A participation form will be attached to be filled out for each participant. Please bring the completed form to ensure prompt check-in.
If you do not receive your enrollment confirmation within 48 hours of the course start date, please call (915) 747-5142 during office hours. If there are any changes to the class, you will be promptly notified.
Course Offerings & Fees
Professional and Public Programs is committed to offering quality programs at affordable prices. Course fees are based on an estimated minimum number of students. Professional and Public Programs is self-sustaining and course fees cover all expenses. No support is received from state or local taxes. All courses are prepaid courses.
Paying for Your Courses
Payment Options for Live Lecture Courses
Professional and Public Programs (P3) has a new pre-payment plan designed to make registration payments even easier for your educational needs. In order to utilize this payment service, you must first enroll in a P3 live course, either in person at Memorial Gym, Room 111 (located on the UTEP Campus) or by phone at (915) 747-5142. This free payment plan will allow you to make payments up to 5 days before the course is scheduled to begin, allowing the course to be paid in full before the start date. Please note that any class not paid in full prior to the 5-day start date will incur a $25 processing fee and result in the participant being dropped from the class.
The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan and other private loans are available for selected courses with registration fees greater than $500. These interest-free payment plans allow you to spread out the cost of registration fees cost over the course duration. Plans are administered directly by Sallie Mae. Visit www.salliemae.com/00366198 for more information.
Private Loan Options
Private student loans are not part of the federal student loan program and require a credit check. You may borrow from any lender you choose; however, some private loans are only eligible for credit courses and do not cover continuing education classes. Borrowing fees and coverage vary between lenders, so compare costs and choose the program that’s right for you.
Third Party Billing
Professional and Public Programs will accept third party billing on behalf of a participant as a form of payment. The participant must submit a letter of credit from his/her employer, in which the employer agrees to make payment for the participant’s registration fees. The letter must state that the employer will make payment upon receipt of an invoice from P3. It must also state that payment is not contingent upon the participant’s course grades. Please contact (915) 747-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Scholarship - MyCAA
The MyCAA Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. P3 accepts MyCAA funding for approved live and online certificate courses. To ensure your eligibility for the MyCAA Scholarship, call a Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) Career Counselor at 1 (800) 342-9647 or visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa and provide the required Spouse Profile information. Click on UTEP to view your course options
Vocational Rehabilitation Funding for Disabled Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers funding for disabled Veterans with a disability of 10% or more. P3 accepts Vocational Rehabilitation Funding for approved live and online certificate courses. To begin the funding process, please visit www.ebenefits.va.gov and register with VONAPP or contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Office. The El Paso/Las Cruces local office number is (915) 772-2195. Inform your case manager you have chosen to take a UTEP certification course. NOTE: Not all payment plan options are applicable to all courses. For ED2GO CERTIFICATE COURSE ONLY: Visit https://ed2go.onelogos.net/ for details.
Professional and Public Programs offers a variety of special discounts on hundreds of continuing education and professional development courses all year long. Get more information on available discounts.
Participants, or their representatives, who behave in a manner which is disruptive to the learning process, interferes with the well–being of other participants or staff, or causes damage to University or contracted facilities, may be asked not to return to the class.
Special Accommodations/ Needs
If you have a disability and require special accommodations, please call (915) 747-5142. Please contact our office three weeks prior to start of a class.
Course Cancellation Policy
In order to ensure courses reach their minimum number of participants, we highly recommend you register early. P3 reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment required or in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will be notified of course cancellations by phone and e–mail. Refunds will be processed automatically for courses canceled by Professional and Public Programs. NOTE: P3 reserves the right to change the location, day, time and instructor.
Inclement Weather and Emergency Policy
If UTEP is closed due to inclement weather or emergency situations, area radio and TV stations will make an announcement. P3stands by the assessment of University officials on when it is appropriate to close the campus. Please tune in to your local radio stations and TV news stations to learn of campus closures. P3 cannot guarantee that they can contact course participants when the campus is closed due to inclement weather or emergencies. When in doubt, contact UTEP Police at (915) 747-5611; call P3 for announcements; or visit the UTEP website or Facebook page. Refunds cannot be issued under this policy, but P3 will make every effort to make up canceled courses on a case-by-case basis.