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 arrangements allow most students to get aid, even if they don't have stellar credit. Because the loans are provided by third parties, we have no control over their underwriting process and terms.
- Skills Fund is able to approve most students who apply for their loans. They provide a deferment period of your course length plus 60 days, during which you make interest-only payments. They pay Epicodus directly after your courses begin, so you will pay the standard tuition if you take a loan from them.
- Climb is able to approve most students, especially those who apply with a qualifying co-borrower. They provide a 7-month grace period of interest-only payments. They pay Epicodus directly after your courses begin, so you will pay the standard tuition if you take a loan from them.
Epicodus students aren't eligible for traditional student loans through the US Department of Education.
Veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to pay Epicodus's tuition in Portland. You can start the process through the VA website, or you can visit the Veterans Benefits Administration at 100 SW Main Street, 2nd Floor. Start the GI benefits process at the same time as you apply for Epicodus, since their process takes longer than ours. If you don't know how much benefits you have left, you call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551.
ReBoot Northwest is a government-funded program that can help pay your Epicodus tuition if you are one of the following:
- unemployed for 27 weeks or more;
- an unemployed veteran; or
- an unemployed veteran's spouse.
For more information and to apply, see www.rebootnw.org.
TechRise PDX aims to increase diversity in the tech industry by serving those with barriers to employment in the tech industry, especially people of color and women. They can help pay part of your Epicodus tuition if you are all of the following:
- 18 to 29 years old;
- a current resident of Portland;
- authorized to work in the US; and
- a high school graduate or holder of a GED.
For more information and to apply, see www.techrisepdx.org.
Aid for part-time classes
Significantly reduced tuition is available for people making under 150 percent of the federal poverty line. Ask for more details during your admissions process.