How do I set up a paid class and when do I receive course earnings?


This article explains how to set up a pay-to-enrol class. 

Course enrolments can be charged in one of the following currencies:

  • AUD
  • MYR
  • SGD
  • USD


Go to Course Setup > General and scroll down to Classes in Your Course.

Click on Edit.

Select the Paid option underneath Enrolment Cost, set your course fee, and click Save if you do you do not wish to allow students to pay via the iOS app store. 

Note: The Paid option is only available for Public classes.

If you would also like to allow students to pay for your course via the iOS app store there are a couple more steps to follow.

By default, paid courses are not available for purchase via iOS devices. This is because Apple has special guidelines around the way content and services are priced in their store. You can learn more about this on their website here.

Therefore, if you would like your course to be available for purchase via iOS devices, you must set up a price that is within their pricing structure. (e.g. $ 19.99, not $ 20, etc) The next two steps will instruct you on how to set this up.

To set up your paid course for iOS, tick the box next to Allow students to discover and pay for my course through the iOS app store.

Once that box is ticked, a new section will appear beneath it prompting you to choose your iOS pricing tier. Toggle the menu in order to choose one.

Don't forget to click Save once you're done!

OpenLearning collects all students' enrolment fees on the course creators’ behalf and then transfers the funds to course creators on a monthly basis.

Before you start collecting enrolments in a paid course, you need to let us know your Paypal e-mail address where you would like to receive the earnings. You must send your Paypal address to

We process course payments on the last working day of each month. These include enrolments up to the 30th/31st of the month.

Funds are transferred to your PayPal account within 10-15 days after the month-end. You will receive an email notification with details of payment after the funds' transfer has been affected.

Currently, we offer the following forms of payment:

Yes. See below:


Educator (legacy) plan

Personal plan

Portal plan

Revenue share


  Not applicable

Portal plan fees

Fixed per payment fee

AUD 0.30, USD 0.30 or MYR 2.00.

AUD 0.30, USD 0.30 or MYR 2.00.

Processing fee*

1.75% - 4.75%

1.75% - 4.75%

*Processing fees depend on the currency and the payment method of the student who pays for the course.

  • 1.75% Payment Processing Fee if the student pays via credit card through Braintree

  • 2.60% Payment Processing Fee if the student pays via PayPal

  • 3.00% Payment Processing Fee if the student pays via bank payment through a manual invoice

  • If the student chooses to pay using a credit card through the link in the invoice instead, that comes with a surcharge of 1.75%, which will create a total of 4.75% in fees.

If you have any further questions referring to course earnings, please contact

For more information on our plans, please visit our Pricing page.

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  • I understand that you can have more than one paid class within a course; however, can you have multiple courses with paid classes running simultaneously?

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    • Yvonne McGarry Hi Yvonne. I think I already spoke to you over the phone, but to answer your question, yes, you can. Thank you.

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