General FAQs

Create an account at for the student who will be enrolled in the class. For more information, please see our guide to enrolling online.
We will provide a full refund if a class is canceled by UFM. If a student withdraws from a class 48 hours or more before the class begins, a full refund may be given, except for any published non-refundable fees. No refunds will be given once a class has started.
Yes. All participants must register and pay the registration fees before attending a UFM class. This allows for adequate handouts and materials. A class may be canceled due to insufficient registrations.
UFM is a community learning program that contracts with nonprofessional community instructors. Consequently, we cannot guarantee that the courses are absolutely accurate or complete in content and quality of instruction. We rely on the credentials provided by instructors, class observation and participant feedback as tools for evaluating a class and an instructor’s ability.
UFM classes are not a forum for selling a product or service from which the instructor may benefit. Materials specifically oriented to an instructor’s financial interests may not be distributed in class. Participants who wish to pursue a relationship with an instructor outside class time may do so on their own responsibility. Please share any concerns with UFM by emailing or calling 785.539.8763.
Scholarships are available for UFM and other select community activities.

Download scholarship application and guidelines.

Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.

Everyone can teach, everyone can learn!

This idea is the central theme at UFM. We are always looking for new class ideas and new instructors. Instructors have ranged in age from 6 to 98 years old. If you think you would like to share something you know with the community, call us at (785) 539-8763, or e-mail You may also submit your class idea from the Teach A Class page. If the class you want to teach is already being offered and/or we have a regular teacher for that topic, our Education Coordinator will speak to you about a way you might be able to modify your idea so you can still teach without duplicating offerings.

Got an idea for a UFM class? UFM is always looking for new class ideas and new projects. Let us hear from you! Call (785) 539.8763 or email to share your ideas!
UFM courses held at Kansas State University follow university policies. Classes will be held unless all university classes are cancelled. Weather sensitive classes will use the scheduled rain date. If a rain date is not scheduled, the instructor will be responsible for rescheduling. UFM classes held off campus may be canceled based on facility and instructor availability. During major weather events, listen to KMAN radio (AM 1350) for UFM cancellations, or call 539-8763 to see if an announcement has been left on the answering machine.

We will also post weather closings on our Facebook page.

K-State’s website will also carry news of closings at In the event of lightning in the area, all swimmers will be evacuated from the pools until the lightning has passed the area.