There is an education technology website company which operates an online learning platform for students to be able to access study resources. The name of the site is Course Hero. You may have heard about this platform. Do you want to subscribe to it? If you want to subscribe to it, you need to know the cost that you have to pay per month.
The Cost of Course Hero Subscription a Month
According to the G2 site and Review42 site, Course Hero offers three pricing options. Those are listed below.
- $39.99/ month
If you choose this option, you will get 1 month of access and ask up to 10 tutor questions.
- $19.95/ month
If you choose this option, you will have 3 month of access and you are able to ask up to 20 tutor questions. Every 3 months, you will be billed $59.85.
- $9.95/ month
You will get 12 months of access and you are able to ask up to 40 tutor questions. You will also be billed $119.40 every 12 months.
As you are able to see from the membership options above, if you choose the annual membership, you will be able to save more money in the course of the year. If you compare it to the 3-month membership, the annual membership will cost you $120 less per year. Meanwhile, if you choose the monthly membership, it will cost four times the monthly payment of an annual membership.
It is important for you to note that Course Hero will not interrupt your service. It means that at the end of your commitment period, your subscription will renew automatically. If you want to stop being a member, you are able to cancel your subscription anytime.
However, Course Hero also offers free access. If you choose this, you are able to upload your study documents for free access to other study documents in the Course Hero library. This free membership is a Basic Membership. For free members, they are able to seek help from Course Hero’s online tutors at an a la carte price.
Using Course Hero For Free
Course Hero does not offer a free trial for exploring the whole platform. However, Course Hero gives you the ways so that you are able to unlock documents and use Course Hero for free. You are allowed to access uploaded documents for free and help others learn when you upload your own original study materials and documents.
If you upload documents, it will give you Unlocks and any Unlocks that you earn are good for 30 days. You are able to use Unlocks to unblur and view full Course Hero documents, Textbook Solutions and Explanations, and Q&As. Questions that you earn are also good for 30 days and you are able to ask questions of Course Hero’s online tutors 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.
The Difference Between a Premier Membership and a Basic Membership
As explained earlier, Course Hero offers paid membership and also basic membership or free membership. So, what’s the difference between both of these membership? As explained on the Course Hero Support page, if you choose a free Course Hero membership, you will get pay-per-question access to Course Hero’s 24/7 Homework Help, full access to Course Hero’s free literature infographics and also the ability to browse study documents in the Course Hero library. However, you will not be able to fully view or download study documents. Nevertheless, you are able to get full access to documents if you contribute your own study materials to Course Hero library.
How about Premium membership? If you choose to be a Premium member, you will get the benefits of a Basic membership and also you will get 30 unlocks per month to be able to access resources in Course Hero’s library. Not only that, you will also receive up to 40 Tutor Questions depending on your membership. As a premier members, you will be able to get access to 24/7 homework help from Course Hero’s expert tutors, unlock 30 documents per month, access Course Hero’s library of over 25 million course-specific study resources, and unlimited access to Course Hero’s textbook solutions which are step-by-step explanations to popular textbook questions, verified by educators.
Is Course Hero Worth It?
Course Hero is not the only platform which offers online study resources. So, you may wonder whether Course Hero is worth paying for. According to the Course Hero Support page, there are some reviews from Course Hero’s users as you can see the summary below.
A user named Manuel G. Patton from Park University who is the winner of the March 2019 Scholarship states that he has used Course Hero in all his classes which has contributed to his high GPA. He likes being able to type his notes and access them online anytime. He also has used the app in preparation for midterms and finals.
There is also a user named Aminah Akbar from Ashford University who is the winner of Course Hero’s 2018 Academic Hero Scholarship. She says that Course Hero has become an important resource with his studies. She uses it to help her with homework and assignments that she finds difficult. She also says that the tutors are a great help as well.
A user named Kristen Labazzo, PhD, MBA, who is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rutger University says that Course Hero was very useful to help her prepare to teach her first undergraduate course. She was not sure where to begin, but she found some useful slide decks and even examples of how to structure her tests.
About Course Hero
Course Hero is an online learning platform where users have the ability to access over 30 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators. Practice Problems, videos, study guides, class notes, and Textbook Solutions and Explanations can be found by you in this platform which covers every subject that you are studying which range from economics, biology to history, accounting to psychology, and everything in between. Course Hero also offers a 24/7 Homework Help service.