Financial Aid

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 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.

If you’re taking a loan, you’ll pay the standard tuition rate. To reserve your spot in class, you’ll need to pay your deposit and be approved for your loan. After you are invited to continue in the fourth week of your classes, we’ll accept the loan payment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Scholarships

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.

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.

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 one of the following:

  • receiving (or eligible to receive) unemployment benefits;

  • have exhausted unemployment benefits within the past four years;

  • formerly self-employed and currently unemployed due to general economic conditions;

  • an unemployed veteran discharged within the past four years.

  • un- or under-employed after having been dependent on another family member’s income, but no longer supported by that income due to separation, divorce, death, or permanent disability of the main wage-earner;

  • at risk of being unemployed because of two of the following three requirements: your job is not in demand, you do not have 45 college credits, or you must upgrade your skills to remain in your current job.

For more information, find your local contact in Oregon or Washington.

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.