Job Guarantee

Epicodus is piloting a new tuition option in which you only pay your tuition once you've been hired, and pay nothing if you aren't hired within 12 months of graduating. We'll still offer our current tuitionloan, and financial aid options; this is just another choice we're trying out alongside them.

If you're interested, apply through our standard application, and additionally submit an application for the job guarantee pilot at the bottom of this page.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will close on March 4 at midnight. Strong preference will be given to early applicants, so apply soon!


Here are few important things to know about the job-guarantee pilot:

  • This pilot is only available for applicants to our upcoming Portland tracks starting on March 12. Once we see how this first round goes, we'll consider opening the program in Seattle and future classes.
  • We'll select a small number of participants, no more than 5.
  • You'll still need to pay a non-refundable $100 enrollment fee to reserve your spot in our class.
  • When you find a job, you'll pay us 20% of your salary, until you pay a total of $14,000.
  • You'll need to put forward a reasonable effort to look for a job by attending Epicodus job events, applying to at least 10 positions each week, and continuing to write and publish code after graduating.

Sound like a good fit for you? There are a few things you'll need to do before you apply:

  • For this program, we'll only consider people who have tried coding before. You don't have to have a computer science degree or even have built anything terribly complicated, but you do need to have made a basic webpage and written code in a programming language (not a markup language like HTML or a styling language like CSS). If you haven't done anything like this before, there are many free online resources, such as Epicodus's, Codecademy, and Thimble.
  • We'll also only consider people who show that they can present themselves professionally in a job search. We don't care what your job experience is, just that you can present yourself well. Follow the directions we give our students for preparing their LinkedIn pages, ignoring the parts of Epicodus and coding projects. This is important, because we will also use your LinkedIn page as a way to check that you can follow directions well.
  • The last prompt below is to "please explain why you want to come to Epicodus, including why you want to participate in the job guarantee (maximum 500 words)". We'd suggest you write this in a separate document and then paste it below when you're ready to apply, so that you don't risk your browser crashing and losing all your work.

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