We understand just how tight money is at the moment, so we've been working hard to ensure our course remains as accessible as possible, reducing our upfront deposit, removing our Diversity Grant so we can reduce the course fee for all, and introducing new and more flexible ways to pay for your course fees.
When you sign up for one of our course dates, you have to put down a deposit to secure your place. This was previously £1,250. We've now reduced this to a minimum deposit of £600 (though you are welcome to pay a higher amount than this if you wish). We already accept all major credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Now we've expanded this further, with the option to pay with PayPal. You can also pay later with Klarna and PayPal Pay in 3. We may also able to accommodate instalments for payment of your deposit upon request e.g. £200 a month for 3 months.
We were one of the first coding schools to offer a discount to minorities in tech, having offered some form of scholarship or discount since we founded in 2017. However, we have always been significantly cheaper than our competition without the Diversity Grant, and we've decided that at a time when everybody is struggling with the cost of living, it isn't fair to charge a higher price to those not eligible for the grant. Therefore we've removed the grant to give us the leeway to reduce our course fee - we've reduced our normal course fee from £6,275 to £6,000. Note that if you have already applied - but haven't yet paid - and you were in an eligible group (you identify as a woman or non-binary, you are from an ethnic minority, or you have a disability) then we will still honour the grant and you will pay the reduced course fee of £5,775. Please get in touch with us so we can make sure this is applied to your chosen payment method.
We were one of the first coding schools to introduce 12 months interest-free finance back in 2018. We've now gone even further, extending the repayment term to 24 months, in partnership with EdAid. That means you can start your studies today and pay the remainder of your balance (after the deposit) over 24 months, with no additional cost incurred. This remains our most popular and economical means of payment.
We are delighted to announce we've partnered with StepEx to provide income share agreements. This allows you to repay back your outstanding balance as a percentage of your gross salary, and only once you have completed the course and are in employment earning at least £23,000 a year. For all months where your income is on or above this threshold, we deduct 8% of your gross salary. In total 36 payments are taken in a 72 month period. After that, any outstanding balance is written off. The maximum payment cap is 200% of your course fee. There is a more involved application process when applying for income share, as we need to ensure you have the motivation to succeed and find employment following the course. You will therefore be assigned 4 weeks of reading material and you'll also need to pass an online entry exam before you are able to enrol onto the course.
When you apply for the course, you'll receive an email to book in a call with us. We will ask you how you would like to pay during this call.Please note that if you are interested in the income share option then you will need to apply now in order to make the September start date.If you have any questions, please drop us an email on [email protected] or you can reach us on all major messaging platforms with the chat bubble on our site.