How do I pay for tuition? Are financing options available?

We understand your education is an important investment, and we strive to make tuition as easy and accessible as possible.

Payment options are also covered on our Tuition Page and our helpful Tuition Guide, which you can print or save for reference. You don't have to choose your tuition payment plan before you apply—you'll have a chance to choose your tuition approach when enrolling, and, if applicable, you will receive an invoice shortly after with additional instruction.

Bootcamp Tuition Payment Options

Paying Upfront

Paying your tuition upfront is the most straightforward and lowest-cost option available to you. You simply pay the full amount of your tuition to us before class starts.

Financing Your Coding Bootcamp

You may not be able to pay your bootcamp tuition in full, and that's ok! Many of our students finance their tuition through a third-party lender. We recommend Sallie Mae or Ascent Funding (formerly Skills Fund), two of the leading lenders for bootcamp students in the U.S.

The benefits of financing through our lending partners:

Financing your tuition through one of our affordable lending partners allows you to spread to cost of tuition over 3 to 15 years, and results in the lowest monthly payment. 

Our lenders offer great terms. Sallie Mae has a longer grace period (6 months after graduation) and typically offers better rates, but we've also partnered with Ascent Funding to provide as many options as possible. Both Sallie Mae and Ascent Funding will cover living expenses in addition to tuition costs.

What if I have bad credit?

Students with little or no credit history are encouraged to apply with a co-borrower, which often helps with the approval process. 

Do I have to use your preferred lenders?

You may use any lender of your choice, so you should feel free to obtain quotes from any lender you choose. There are a number of affordable programs out there, including SoFi, Upstart, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, Lending Tree and many more.

Installment Plans for Part-Time Students

Installment plans are available for our part-time Flex students. Here's how that works:

  • We'll split your tuition into 4 equal payments throughout your part-time class. You'll pay a $250 processing fee in addition to these payments.
  • Making those payments on time is a requirement in order to stay in class, and you must pay your tuition in full in order to graduate.

Using Your Military Benefits

The GI Bill is a federal program that can cover up to 100% of tuition for U.S. veterans attending our programs. You may use GI Bill benefits for full-time or part-time programs at DigitalCrafts.

VET TEC is another Federal program that covers 100% of tuition for U.S. veterans attending our full-time Immersive program. VET TEC offers veterans coding bootcamp training so that they can launch new careers in tech.

Please visit the linked pages for up to date information about these payment options.

Community and Government Funding

There are many programs available from state and local governments, and groups that you're a part of may offer scholarships, so be sure to check out your options!

One program we've worked with is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), which offers up to $7,000 in tuition assistance to qualifying students. WIOA is run at the county level, and we are an approved training vendor in most of Atlanta's neighboring counties.

Check with your local WIOA office to see if you might qualify for aid, which can be based on income level, having been recently laid off, or other factors. Students who qualify for WIOA assistance will, in most cases, be required to pay the remaining balance themselves, whether upfront or through one of our lending partners.

Student Aid & 529 Plans

Most coding bootcamps like DigitalCrafts are considered non-accredited, certificate-granting post-secondary programs, so 529 plans or federal student aid are not applicable.

You Don't Have to Decide Your Payment Plan Before Enrolling

If you're not sure which payment option is right for you, that's ok! You can decide after you apply, and you can change your mind until class begins. 

How You'll Send Your Payments

Deposits

Enrollment deposits may be paid via credit card with no additional fee. If you decide not to enroll before your start date, your deposit is refundable in full.

Note: If you are using GI Bill or VET TEC funds to pay for your bootcamp, you will not need to pay a deposit.

Tuition

You have a couple of options for making tuition payments:

  • You may pay via ACH bank transfer with no additional fee. 
  • We can accept credit card payments towards tuition, but we pass along the 3% payment processing fee for any payments in excess of the enrollment deposit.
  • We also accept checks. Make out the check to DigitalCrafts, LLC and mail it to 3423 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30305. There is a $15 fee for bounced checks.

When To Make Your Payments

If you're financing with Sallie Mae or Skills Fund: You'll need to secure approval in order to reserve your seat in class. You may not start class if your funding is not secured.

If you're paying up front: tuition is typically due 2 weeks before class starts.

If you use a lender other than Sallie Mae or Skills Fund: Your tuition is due as if you're paying up front.

Questions? Reach Out to Our Team

We know this is a lot of info, and you might have questions specific to your circumstances. Check out our Tuition Page and our helpful Tuition Guide to help you decide which path is right for you, or you can reach out to our team! Just email us at hello@digitalcrafts.com and we'll get back to you.