Financial Aid

If you’re receiving financial aid through a loan, grant, or other third-party payer, there are a couple things to be aware of:

  • You’ll pay the standard tuition (not the up-front discount).

  • To reserve your spot in class, you’ll need to pay your deposit and be approved for your loan or grant. Until you are approved, your spot is not reserved.

  • We will accept the loan or grant payment after you are invited to continue in the fourth week of your classes.

Loans

For students who aren't able to afford Epicodus's tuition up-front, we're able to provide financial aid in the form of loans from financing companies we've partnered with.

Our partnerships allow most students to get aid, even if they don't have stellar credit. Because the loans are provided by other companies, we have no control over their underwriting process and terms.

Applying with our lending partners, Skills Fund and Climb, is free and takes less than 10 minutes.

Epicodus students aren't eligible for traditional student loans through the US Department of Education.

TechRise Scholarship

TechRise PDX offers scholarships to young adults interested in tech careers who:

  • are 18 to 29 years old;

  • are a US citizen or legal to work in the United States; and

  • have a high school diploma or GED.

For more information and to apply, visit the TechRise website.

TechRise has a complicated funding structure that changes by office and throughout the the year. If you aren’t able to get a scholarship in one office, you can try again with a different office.

Veterans' VR&E

Veterans in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program can have their tuition paid for by the VA. You can start the process through the VA website, or you can visit the Veterans Benefits Administration at 100 SW Main Street, 2nd Floor, and request information about either Chapter 31 or Chapter 3 benefits.

Lesbians Who Tech Scholarship

Epicodus partners with Lesbians Who Tech to provide a 5% tuition discount scholarship for our full-time program. Queer women, non-binary, and trans students can apply with Lesbians Who Tech. For 2019, applications are due May 15.

Un-/Under-Employment Retraining

Oregon and Washington states have funds for employment retraining that can help pay part of your Epicodus tuition if you are un- or under-employed. Many people are eligible for these funds, even if you’re not collecting unemployment benefits. For more information, find your local contact in Oregon or Washington.

Aid for part-time classes

Part-time tuition is reduced to $25 for people making under 150 percent of the federal poverty line. Send proof of income (tax returns, pay stubs, unemployment, etc.) after registering to show your eligibility. Because our tuition is already so low, we can’t offer similar discounts for the full-time program.