Course Fees and Registration

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Course Fees and Registration

Photos courtesy of: Mary Morgan

Fully Online Course


On-the-Job Analytical Skills for Member-Owned Microfinance Practitioners

February 12 to May 11, 2018

Facilitator: Nanci Lee with Guest Expert Panelists 

Registration now open!
Regular Application Deadline: February 2, 2018
MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Deadline: January 26, 2018

Tuition fee is $1,600
To enhance peer-mentoring and coaching, senior and junior leaders are invited to attend together. Youth practitioners (under age 26) are offered a discount of 15% of the tuition fee.



You may pay for SMDP Online tuition though one of these three methods:

Please contact the SMDP Registration Manager for wire transfer instructions Be sure to include your name on the draft and send us an email or fax letting us know that it has been processed. Please add a $35 fee to cover the cost of the transfer and other bank charges. Note, there is no standard rate for such costs and therefore it may vary from the recommended $35. In such a case, if your payments are either short or greater than the amount you owe, we will settle it while you are at the school. The payment amount will be based on the notification we receive from our bank as to what the actual deposit is, therefore make sure you correspond with us at regarding this.

If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the SMDP office at or call 01-603-862-3603 and we can take your card information over the phone. We will initially charge a $500 plus 2% processing fee ($10) for a total deposit of $510 to your card for each person you register upon receipt of your registration(s). The remaining balance will be charged against your card before you begin the course.

Please make payable to:
University of New Hampshire/SMDP and mail with a copy of this registration to:

Carsey School of Public Policy/SMDP New Hampshire University of New Hampshire
73 Main Street
Huddleston Hall
Durham, NH USA 03824


Students will make payments directly to the Carsey School of Public Policy/University of New Hampshire in U.S. dollars and can pay by check from a U.S. bank, credit card, or wire transfer. Credit card payments are subject to a 2 percent processing fee on the total transaction amount. Please note that if payment is made by wire transfer, you must add $35 for the wire transfer fee.

A deposit of $500.00 is due within 10 days of registration. The balance of tuition must be paid by the payment deadline listed above.

Once your deposit or full payment has been received, we will send you an email confirmation.

For payment questions, contact or call 01-603-862-3603 (Fax 01-603-862-3878).

The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program Scholarships

We will award several MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program scholarships through a competitive application process. Please read the eligibility criteria below and complete the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship, which can be found at the bottom of the regular application at the link above. If you commit to paying a share of the tuition for your course, you will be required to make this payment as soon as you have been accepted to the program. If you do not make the payment within two weeks of notification of your award, you may forfeit your scholarship opportunity.

Selection Preferences:

  • Practitioners who have at least two years of experience in the microenterprise development field
  • Practitioners who work in Africa
  • Youth practitioner (under age 26)
  •  Women practitioners
  •  Practitioners who work for NGO or Development Finance Institutions and policy development organizations
  •  Candidates coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, preferably from rural and resource-poor areas
  •  Candidates who can make a contribution of at least 10% of the tuition fee

Recommendation Criteria:

Scholarship recommendations will be determined by the following criteria:

  • How well does the applicant meet the selection preferences listed above?
  •  What is the stated financial need of and actual support committed from each candidate?
  • Candidates who can make a contribution of at least 10% of tuition
  • Based on the candidate’s stated background profile, how will the scholarship make an impact on their professional development and to the organization?

Refund Information:

If you cannot attend the SMDP Online course, you may request a refund in writing or via email. Requests received before February 16, 2018, will be refunded in full, less a $100 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. It can take up to 4 weeks once you request a refund for payment to be processed. The refund will be remitted in the form it was received. For example, credit card payments will be issued a credit back to the original card the charge was made on (due to credit card regulations we are unable to make exceptions to this policy), and wire transfers will be refunded via wire.


William Maddocks