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We're constantly partnering with organizations to offer scholarships for our Web Development Bootcamp. Scholarships cannot be combined with each other or other discounts. These are some of the organizations we've partnered with in the past. If you're interested in becoming a partner and helping underrepresented minorities, contact us.
All self-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for $100 per month off tuition in Thinkful's Flexible Web Development Bootcamp and Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (typically $600 in total scholarship value). They're also eligible for $240 per month off the Full Time Web Development Bootcamp ($1,200 in value). Simply enroll for the scholarship to apply.
|Upfront||Month to month||Skills Fund loan||Deferred||Income share agreement (ISA)|
|How to choose||Most affordable||Pay as you go||Lowest monthly payments||For budgets of $500 / month||Only pay once you start a job|
|Paid by you on your start day||$8,550||$1,500||$250 Not covered by the loan||$2,500||$1000 Refundable deposit|
|Monthly payments||-||$1,500 for 5 months||$290 for 36 months, beginning on 2nd month||$500 for 17 months, beginning on 2nd month||10-15% of income for 3 years|
|Total cost||$8,550||$9,000||$10,665Loan size of $8,750||$11,000||Variable based on income|
|Enroll||Enroll||Apply to Skills Fund||Enroll|
|Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents.|
|Pay as you go|
|Due on start day||$8,550|
|Month to month|
|Pay as you go|
|Due on start day||$1,500|
|Monthly payments||$1,500 for 5 months|
|Due on start day||$2,500|
|Monthly payments||$500 for 17 months, beginning on 2nd month|
|Income share agreement (ISA)|
|Only pay once you start a job|
|Due on start day||$1000 (Refundable deposit)|
|Monthly payments||10-15% of income for 3 years|
|Total cost||Variable based on income|
|Skills Fund loan|
|Lowest monthly payments|
|Due on start day||$250 Not covered by the loan|
|Monthly payments||$290 for 36 months, beginning on 2nd month|
|Total cost||$10,665Loan size of $8,750|
Apply to Skills Fund
Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents.
Can I finish the Flexible Web Development or Data Science Bootcamp in less than the recommended amount?
Yes, the program is self-paced, meaning you're able to put in more than the recommended 20-25 hours per week if you'd like. What is most important is that you meet your learning milestones. You and your mentor can work together to set a pace that helps you meet your goals while keeping them realistic.
Will I need to purchase any special hardware or software?
Nope! All you'll need is a computer (both PC and Mac are fine) with a reliable Internet connection and webcam. For the iOS mobile development course you'll need a Mac and an iPhone/iPad.
How can I convince my company to pay for a course?
Hundreds of companies sponsor employee education at Thinkful – both for programmers and non-programmers. You should talk to your manager about the benefits of learning to program, including more efficient workflows, improved collaboration between you and your colleagues, and more. We can help you to set up payment in any method that's easiest for your boss (credit card, wire transfer, or check).
Can I combine scholarships with financing?
Yes. Make sure to select your applicable scholarship and payment plan while you're enrolling.
What if I start Thinkful and realize it's not right for me?
You're eligible for a full refund within your trial period. This includes 3 mentor sessions for our Flexible Web Development and Data Science bootcamps, one week for the Full Time Web Development bootcamp, and 1 mentor session for our skills courses.
What if I graduate early on the upfront plan?
That’s awesome! If you complete all of the graduation requirements (including your job-ready portfolio) before you’ve used all of your upfront payment, we’ll refund the remainder.
What if I paid upfront or with a loan and I have to withdraw early?
We'll refund any unused months prorated at the monthly rate if you withdraw early, less a cancellation fee of $250. For the Full Time bootcamp, refunds will be pro-rated by the week.
How do I enroll with a loan?
You can apply for a loan through SkillsFund here. You'll have the option to select an interest-only payment plan, or an immediate repayment plan. When you enroll, be sure to select “Student loan” as your payment plan. We recommend first applying for a loan before you enroll in any of the bootcamps to ensure that you can fund your program. If you're denied, schedule a call with our Education Advisor to discuss your options.
Which loan repayment plan should I chose?
You can use SkillsFund's pricing calculator to see your monthly payments for each plan. For the immediate repayment plan, you'll start making payments towards the interest and principal on your loan 30 days after starting bootcamp. For the interest-only plan, you'll only pay the interest on your loan until 60 days after your bootcamp ends, at which point you'll begin making payments towards the principal as well. The immediate repayment plan has a lower total cost, but higher monthly payments during bootcamp. If you're still not sure which repayment plan is right for you, please reach out to our partners at email@example.com.
How much should I apply for on my loan?
You should budget for 6 months' tuition, minus the $250 upfront payment. That's $8,750 without a scholarship, or $8,150 with the women's or US military scholarship. If you have a scholarship through one of our partners, or if you're not sure how much to apply for, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I have bad or no credit?
We've worked with Skills Fund to provide loans to most borrowers. We recommend applying, either alone or with a co-borrower. If rejected, or have no credit, you can still enroll with Deferred Payments.
Can my loan cover the first monthly payment?
Yes! You're required to pay $250 out of pocket (regardless of scholarship) toward your first month in the program, but the rest will be covered by your loan.
Can my loan cover non-tuition expenses (e.g. bills, food)?
No. Loans through our partners may only be used to cover Thinkful tuition.
What happens after SkillsFund approves my loan?
Once SkillsFund approves your loan application, it will be sent to our support team for certification. Loans are certified during your first week in the program. After your loan is certified, you’ll receive a consumer disclosure agreement that needs to be signed, and then your loan will be disbursed directly to Thinkful. To ensure this process runs smoothly, you should apply for your loan before enrolling in the bootcamps.
When do my loan payments begin?
Your payments to SkillsFund begin at the start of your second month in the program. Use our payment calculator above to determine your monthly payments.
Can I prepay my balance for deferred payments or my loan?
Yes, you can prepay either without penalty. To prepay your deferred payment balance email email@example.com. To prepay your loan balance contact your loan provider.
What happens if I use up all of my loan before I’m ready to graduate?
We recommend that students budget for at least six months in the program. If you run out of time on your loan before graduating you have a couple options. You can switch payment plans for the remainder of your time in bootcamp (deferred or monthly). You can also apply for a second loan through SkillsFund, although it must meet their $2,000 minimum. You cannot increase the amount for your existing loan.
What if I graduate early on the loan plan?
That’s awesome! If you complete all of the graduation requirements (including your job-ready portfolio) before you’ve used all of your loan, we’ll refund the remainder to SkillsFund at no penalty to you.
How do I enroll with deferred payments?
When you enroll, be sure to select “Deferred payments” as your payment plan. No need to apply, you can go ahead and get started.
When do my deferred payments start?
You'll pay $2,500 on your start date, and the deferred payments begin at the start of your second month in the program.
How do deferred payments work?
After your first month in the program, you’ll only pay part of your tuition each month. The full monthly tuition with deferred markup is $1,700 ($1,600 with scholarship). For each month that you’re enrolled in the course (after the first month) you’ll pay $500 of your tuition, while the remainder accrues as a balance on your account. You can check your balance at any time in your settings. At the end of your enrollment, you’ll continue making $500 monthly payments until your balance is paid off. You can also prepay your balance without penalty by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change my payment plan later?
Current students can change plans at any time – just email email@example.com.