Clearly Defined Interest Rates
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No teaser rates, cosigner trickery, or barriers ahead. Expect clear-cut and upfront loan terms to jump start your transformative journey.
Only Finance What You Need:
Here's What You Need To Know:
Select a repayment amount that works best for you:
For Flatiron School's immersive programs, students may borrow from $2,000 to $12,000.
*General APR - General Annual Percentage Rate. The APR shown is a general calculation based upon an example loan amount, 4.0% origination fee, and 12-week program. An actual APR calculation is based upon an individual borrower's specific details, so it may deviate slightly from the general APR example provided above.
|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
|Capitalization of Interest||No interest will be capitalized.|
|Payments Required While Enrolled?||Monthly interest payments are required.|
|Separation Period (after the in-school period and before interest and principal repayment begins)||Two months after official graduation (3) Note: interest-only type loans require interest-only payments while in school and during the separation period.|
|Principal and Interest Repayment Term||36 months (3 years)|
This example shows the monthly payments of a $10,000 Interest-Only Skills Fund loan:
|Example on a $10,000 loan||36 Month Loan|
|General Annual Percentage Rate||11.16% (4)|
|Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you)||$2,294 (4)|
|Interest-Only Monthly Payment||$78 (4)|
|Monthly Payment||$331 (4)|
Before you begin, please read these important notes:
While in the application, please note:
We’ve worked closely with Flatiron School 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 bankruptcies or history of default on a public or private loan, you'll most likely qualify for a Skills Fund loan.
Students may borrow between $2,000 and $12,000 for the Flatiron School's Software Engineering Immersive and Data Science Immersive programs. You may use your loan proceeds for Flatiron School's tuition while enrolled in the program.
Please note: Students are responsible for paying the Flatiron School's cash deposit directly to the school in full accordance with their deposit policy.
You may apply for financing in parallel to applying for your scholarship. If you are awarded your scholarship prior to the disbursement of your tuition financing to The Flatiron School, please email CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund with the amount of your scholarship, and your tuition will be downward adjusted.
Should you receive your scholarship following the second Wednesday after program start, you can apply your funds to your loan balance at any time without pre-payment penalty.
Please note: Should you want to apply for a scholarship, it is recommended to apply for max tuition financing, and once your scholarship is awarded, Skills Fund can downward adjust your requested tuition financing. This will prevent you having to apply for additional funds, should you not be awarded your scholarship, as loans may not be upward adjusted. Simply email CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund with your approved scholarship amount.
The deferment period is defined as the time you are attending the course, plus an additional two months after completion. These additional two months are considered your repayment grace period.
Interest only payments are required during the deferment period. After the deferment period ends, payments of principal and interest are required.
The interest only payments depend on how much you borrow; the less you borrow, the less you will pay.
For a 36-month $10,000 loan, the interest only monthly payment is approximately $78.
There is no deferment period for immediate repayment loans. Payments are due roughly one month after loan after the loan is disbursed.
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.
During the loan application process, we will ask you for the following information:
Apply for the loan after your acceptance into a program. Your program cohort must begin within 90 days of the date that you apply for a loan.
Yes, we will check your credit, including your credit score.
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.
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 Flatiron School. If you are not credit approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application with a cosigner.
Regarding your tuition financing: You are responsible for the full amount you borrow, plus accrued interest and fees. If you are owed a refund by Flatiron School 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 Flatiron 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.
You will start paying interest on your loan roughly one month after your loan is disbursed. Disbursement occurs on the second Wednesday after program start. You will start making full monthly payments (interest plus principal) after your two-month post-graduation repayment grace period ends. This 60-day grace period helps you to keep your eye on finding the right job following program completion.
Upon loan acceptance, we will provide you with several options for making payments, including automated payments. You may create an account at www.AspireServicingCenter.com at any time to manage payments and account balance.
Yes, you can pre-pay your loan at any time without penalty.
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.
Southeast Bank is a Tennessee-chartered bank, and is the lender for all Skills Fund loans.
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.
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