We’ve worked closely with Bloc 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 or history of default on a public or private loan, you'll most likely qualify for a Skills Fund loan.
Software Developer Track students can borrow between $10,000 and $20,000 to pay for tuition. Designer Track students can borrow between $2,000 and $9,800 to pay for tuition. Web Developer Track students can borrow between $2,000 and $8,800 to pay for tuition.
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 Bloc. If you are not credit approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application with a cosigner.
You will start making full payments (interest + principal) one month after your program begins.
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.
Yes, you can pre-pay your loan at any time without penalty.
Regarding your tuition: You are responsible for the full amount you borrow, plus accrued interest and fees. If you are owed a refund by Bloc, 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 Bloc 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.
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 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Skills Fund's non-profit partner, Iowa Student Loan. Aspire Resources provides billing and customer service on behalf of Skills Fund, thus your payment notices and other loan communications will arrive with Aspire's logo on them (it's not junk mail!).
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