ONE CLICK TO START YOUR WEB DEVELOPMENT FLEXIBLE EDUCATION

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Tuition Financing

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Clearly Defined Interest Rates

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Ease of Application + Credit Review

EMPOWERED DECISIONS

No teaser rates, cosigner trickery, nor barriers ahead. Expect clear-cut and upfront loan terms to jump start your transformative journey.

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No Income nor Employment Data Used in Underwriting

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Interest + Principal Payments Start 3 Months Into Program

FLEXIBLE FINANCING OPTIONS

Only finance what you need: borrow from $2,000 to $7,500* for tuition. Your first-month payment of $1,500 is not eligible for financing.

*Based upon 6 months to complete the Flexible program.

LOAN CALCULATOR

Select a repayment amount that works best for you:

Please enter a number between 2,000 and 7,500 without punctuation

For Thinkful's Web Development Flexible, students may borrow from $2,000 to $7,500

36-Month Term
at 8.99% Interest Rate
11.69% APR
$ 248.00 /mo

APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR shown is a general APR and includes a 4.0% origination fee.

MORE INFO ON TERMS

Skills Fund Loan 36 Month Loan
Cosigners Note: Up to 1 cosigner might be required in some instances.
Origination Fee 4.0% of loan requested (1)
Interest Rate (2) Fixed
8.99%
Capitalization of Interest No interest will be capitalized.
Payments Required While Enrolled? Full monthly payments (interest + principal) are required.
Separation Period (after the in-school period and before interest and principal repayment begins) Payments are due about a month after loan disbursement.
Principal and Interest Repayment Term 36 months (3 years)

This example shows the monthly payments of a $7,000 non-deferred type Skills Fund loan:

Example on a $7,000 loan 36 Month Loan
Annual Percentage Rate (4) 11.69%
Finance Charge (Total $ Cost of Loan) $1,333
Monthly Payment $232
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $7,000 will result in a $280 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $7,280.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Full repayment begins about one month after loan disbursement.
  • (4) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $7,000, and a 4.0% origination fee, then the 36 month principal and interest period.

The Skills Fund Promise

  • NO LEAD – GEN INCENTIVES

    NO LEAD – GEN INCENTIVES

    This is all we do: we only finance students to attend the best bootcamps out there.

  • ONLY THE BEST BOOTCAMPS

    ONLY THE BEST BOOTCAMPS

    We perform extensive due diligence on all programs to ensure quality of student experience. We proudly tell you every school we work with - front and center.

  • NO TEASER RATES OR DECEPTIVE HOOKS

    NO TEASER RATES OR DECEPTIVE HOOKS

    Your interest rate is clear cut -from the start - and there's truthful clarity in everything from our marketing practices through our loan terms.

  • LOAN CALCULATOR

    LOAN CALCULATOR

    You've got enough on your plate - who needs surprises at the end of your financing experience? Connect the dots and use our loan calculator to understand your monthly repayments before you start your loan application.

  • NO COSIGNER TRICKERY

    NO COSIGNER TRICKERY

    Unlike our competitors, we believe you should be empowered to secure a low rate on your own - without any obstacles. Add a cosigner only if you need it.

READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER? APPLY NOW:

Before you begin, please read these important notes:

  • Customer identification policy:
  • For the purpose of the following notice, the words "you" and "your" mean the Borrower and the Cosigner. All applicants: Important Federal Law Notice - Important information about procedures for opening a new account: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.
  • Consent to share data:
  • By clicking the box below and beginning the application, I consent under Federal and state privacy laws to Thinkful providing to Skills Fund information related to my application, enrollment, and completion, including but not limited to information contained in my original application and supplements as well as information regarding my completion, graduation, and post-graduation outcomes information.

READY TO APPLY

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: When entering "Applicant Information" within your loan application, please select New York (NY) as "the state of the school you plan to attend."

If you are a cosigner begin the addendum now by clicking here.

While in the application, please note:

  • DO NOT use the browser Back button. Using the browser Back button may cause invalid information and delay the processing of your loan.
  • Your application will not be complete until it has been signed and submitted along with any required documentation.
  • You will need the address and phone number of 3 references to complete your application, including one relative not living with you. Others may be friends, employers, etc.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I QUALIFY FOR A SKILLS FUND LOAN?

We’ve worked closely with Thinkful to provide students - of all backgrounds and walks of life - access to competitive financing. As long as you meet the basic underwriting criteria, such as you are a US citizen / permanent resident, with no recent bankruptcies nor history of default on a public or private loan, you'll most likely qualify for a Skills Fund loan.

HOW MUCH CAN I BORROW AND FOR WHAT SPECIFIC USES?

Thinkful's Web Development Flexible students are able to finance between $2,000 and $7,500*. The first month must be paid directly by the student ($1,500). Financing can only be used for Thinkful's tuition.

*Based upon a 6-month completion timeline

Do I need a cosigner?

If you do not meet the loan underwriting criteria, a cosigner will be needed. You can (1) apply individually, and should you not be approved, you can reapply with a cosigner, or (2) initiate your loan process with a cosigner.

Please note: we advise you to apply individually to begin, and should you not be credit approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application with a cosigner.

What information do I need to provide Skills Fund?

During the loan application process, we will ask you for the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Email and other contact information
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Loan amount requested
  • Three personal references
  • Cosigner information (if applicable)

Will you check my credit?

Yes, we will check your credit, including your credit score.

Will I get charged any fees for taking out this loan?

You will be charged an origination fee of 4.0%. This amount will be added to the amount of tuition you borrow, and included in the total loan principal amount you finance. This fee helps cover the administrative fees associated with originating the loan and charged by our partner bank. Please see terms in "More Info on Terms" above.

Please note: this fee is already reflected in the general APR outlined above and in the loan calculator.

Interested in learning more about your interest rate vs. APR? Check out our blog post here.

How do I know if I’ve been approved for a loan?

Shortly after completing your loan application, you will receive provisional credit approval details via email and a confirmation window in the application. If you are credit approved, your loan will then be certified by Thinkful. If you are not credit approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application with a cosigner.

How and when will I repay my loan?

You will start making full monthly payments (interest plus principal) during your third month in program.

Upon loan acceptance, we will provide you with several options for making payments, including automated payments. You may create an account at www.studentloan.org at any time to manage payments and account balance.

Can I pay my loan faster than the initial term?

Yes, you can pre-pay your loan at any time without penalty.

What happens to my loan if I drop out from my program?

Regarding your tuition: You are responsible for the full amount you borrow, plus accrued interest and fees. If you are owed a refund by Thinkful, the refund transaction will be made to Skills Fund in the amount of the refund due (but in no event greater than what that we paid to Thinkful on your behalf). If there is a balance on your loan after any applied refund, you will be required to immediately start making monthly payments for the balance.

Who is Skills Fund?

Skills Fund's mission is simple: we transform student lives and careers by accelerating the growth of and access to high-quality skills education. With a team of leaders in student lending, higher education and consumer protection, Skills Fund pulls upon extensive expertise to create a financing platform that is transparent, fast, and offers students financial flexibility.

Skills Fund believes bootcamps, lenders, and industry should share in ensuring student success - and that’s what we’re working daily to make happen.

Who is Southeast Bank and how is it related to Skills Fund?

Southeast Bank is a Tennessee-chartered bank, and is the lender for all Skills Fund loans.

Who is Aspire Resources Inc. and how is it related to Skills Fund?

Aspire Resources Inc. is a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of Skills Fund's non-profit partner, Iowa Student Loan. Aspire Resources Inc. provides post-disbursement customer service on behalf of Skills Fund, and Aspire's logo will be seen within communications specific to your Skills Fund loan.

How do I ask more questions not covered in this FAQs section?

We are more than happy to answer any additional question you might have. Just fill the form below and we will be in touch soon!

CONTACT US

  • Questions on your Skills Fund Student Application?
  • Call us at (855) 757 - 6081, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST