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Affordable Monthly Payments

THE SAME LOW RATE FOR ALL

Below you'll find your honest & upfront rate, even if you opt to add a cosigner.

  • Borrow what you'll need for tuition - up to $13,350
  • Students usually complete the self-paced Full Stack Flex program in 6 months for $9,500
  • After applying for your loan, complete the enrollment form for the Full Stack Flex program. Your loan will be certified one week after your first session.

Choose the Loan Type that Best Meets Your Needs:

  • Interest-Only Loan: Make low interest-only payments while enrolled in the program + two months after program completion. You'll begin full repayment (interest + principal) after the two-month grace period.
  • Immediate Repayment Loan: Get your loan balance behind you by starting to make full payments (interest + principal) roughly one month after your loan is disbursed.

Now, let's calculate your full monthly repayment (interest + principal):

Please enter a number between 2,000 and 13,350 without punctuation

Students may borrow from $2,000 to $13,350.

36-Month Fixed Rate
at 8.99% Interest Rate
10.94% APR*
$ 314.14 /mo

*The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) shown is estimated based on the loan type, origination fee, and approximate program length. The actual APR may be slightly different than the example provided based on loan type and program length. To learn how an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is calculated, visit our blog.

PAYMENT BREAKDOWN OF AN $9,500* LOAN

Loan Type Interest-Only Payment Full Monthly (Principal and Interest) Payment Full Cost of Loan
Interest-Only (Only Pay Interest While in Program + 2 months) $74.02 $314.14 $11,901.01
Immediate Repayment (Start Paying Interest + Principal) N/A $314.14 $11,308.87

*Students usually complete the program in 6 months at a cost of $9,500. The maximum amount of $13,350 is based on an 8-month completion timeline. Borrow the maximum you'll need to complete the program. Loans cannot be adjusted upward after the application has been completed. Contact Skills Fund or your Thinkful adviser if you complete the program earlier than anticipated.

MORE INFO ON TERMS

Skills Fund Loan 36 Month
Cosigners Note: Up to 1 cosigner might be required in some instances.
Origination Fee 4.0% of loan requested (1)
Interest Rate (2) Fixed
8.99% interest rate; 10.82-11.69% estimated APR
Capitalization of Interest Interest-Only Loans: Interest not capitalized unless payments not made.
Immediate Repayment Loans: Interest not capitalized unless payments not made.
Payments Required While Enrolled? Interest-Only Loans: Monthly interest payments are required.
Immediate Repayment Loans: Yes, full payments (interest + principal) are mandatory roughly one month after loan is disbursed.
Grace Period Two-month period after the in-school period, following official program completion, and before interest and principal repayment begins. (3)
Interest-Only Loans: Interest-only payments are required while in school and in the grace period.
Immediate Repayment Loans: None, full repayments start roughly one month after loan is disbursed.
Post-Grace Period Interest-Only Loans: Full repayments (principal and interest) are required.
Immediate Repayment Loans: Full repayments (principal and interest) are required.
Principal and Interest Repayment Term 36 months (3 years)

This example shows the monthly payments of an $9,500 Skills Fund interest-only loan:

Example on an $9,500 loan 36 Month
Annual Percentage Rate 10.94% (4)
Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you) $2,401.01 (4)
Interest-Only Monthly Payment $74.02 (4)
Full Monthly (Principal and Interest) Payment $314.14 (4)
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $9,500 will result in a $380 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $9,880.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Program completion dates are determined by the school, and full repayment begins two months after that date.
  • (4) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): Finance charge and monthly payments are estimated based upon borrowing $9,500, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan for 6 months while enrolled in the program and for a two-month grace period, then the 36-month principal and interest period.

This example shows the monthly payments of a $9,500 immediate repayment Skills Fund loan:

Example on an $9,500 loan 36 Month
Annual Percentage Rate 11.69% (3)
Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you) $1,808.87 (3)
Full Monthly (Principal and Interest) Payment $314.14 (3)
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $9,500 will result in a $380 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $9,880.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): Finance charge and monthly payments are estimated based upon borrowing $9,500, a 4.0% origination fee, and the 36-month principal and interest period.

QUALIFYING FOR SKILLS FUND FINANCING

Our underwriting reflects an investment in your future success. Skills Fund does not use current income nor employment history in your credit decision, and you may qualify for a Skills Fund loan if you meet the basic underwriting criteria, including:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder)
  • No bankruptcies or history of default on a public or private loan

Worried about your credit health? You may either add a cosigner to begin your loan application, or following credit denial, you may be given the opportunity to add a cosigner.

All approved students are given the same low rate - with or without a cosigner.

TAKE 10 MINUTES & APPLY

Please note: Your program must start within 90 days of submitting your loan application. Should your application be submitted outside of the 90-day window, you will need to reapply for Skills Fund financing.

Based in Atlanta or Phoenix? Please visit thinkful-fspt.skills.fund to begin your loan application

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: When entering "Applicant Information" within your loan application, please select New York (NY) as "the state of the school you plan to attend." After applying, please fill out the fill out the enrollment form for the Full Stack Flex program. Your loan will be certified one week after your first session.

If you are a cosigner, begin the addendum now by clicking here.

Before you begin, please read these important notes:

  • Customer identification policy:
  • For the purpose of the following notice, the words "you" and "your" mean the Borrower and the Cosigner. All applicants: Important Federal Law Notice - Important information about procedures for opening a new account: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.
  • Consent to share data:
  • By clicking the box below and beginning the application, I consent under Federal and state privacy laws to Thinkful providing to Skills Fund information related to my application, enrollment, and completion, including but not limited to information contained in my original application and supplements as well as information regarding my completion, graduation, and post-program outcomes information.

While in the application, please note:

  • DO NOT use the browser Back button. Using the browser Back button may cause invalid information and delay the processing of your loan.
  • Your application will not be complete until it has been signed and submitted along with any required documentation.
  • You will need the address and phone number of 3 references to complete your application, including one relative not living with you. Others may be friends, employers, etc.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH CAN I BORROW AND FOR WHAT SPECIFIC USES?

For Thinkful's Full Stack Flex program, you may borrow from $2,000 to $13,350 for tuition.

On average, students complete the program in six months at a cost of $9,500. The maximum amount of $13,350 is based on an eight-month completion timeline. Borrow the maximum you'll need to complete the program, as loans cannot be adjusted upward after the application has been completed.

If you request a higher tuition amount and complete the program earlier than anticipated, contact your Thinkful adviser or the Skills Fund Customer Trust team to initiate a refund. There is no prepayment penalty for paying off the balance of your loan term early.

HOW AND WHEN WILL I REPAY MY LOAN?

Upon loan acceptance, we will provide you with several options for making payments, including automated payments. You may create an account at AspireServicingCenter.com at any time to manage payments and account balance.

Interest-Only Loans: You will start paying interest on your loan roughly one month after your loan is disbursed to the school. Disbursement occurs on the second Wednesday after program start. You will make interest-only payments while in program and for 60 days following program completion.

You will start making full monthly payments (interest plus principal) after your two-month grace period ends. This 60-day payment grace period helps you to keep your eye on finding the right job following program completion.

Immediate Repayment Loans: You will start making full monthly payments (interest plus principal) roughly one month after your loan is disbursed to your school. Disbursement occurs on the second Wednesday after program start.

WHAT IS THE DEFERMENT PERIOD FOR INTEREST-ONLY LOANS?

The deferment period is defined as the time you are attending the course, plus an additional two months after program completion. These additional two months are considered your grace period.

Interest-only payments are required during the deferment period. After the deferment period ends, payments of interest and principal are required. Paying interest on your loan during the deferment period will result in lower interest + principal payments during the full loan repayment phase of 36 months.

Please note: Immediate repayment loans do not have a deferment period. Full (principal and interest) monthly payments are due roughly a month after your loan is disbursed.

HOW MUCH ARE INTEREST-ONLY PAYMENTS DURING THE DEFERMENT PERIOD?

The interest-only payments depend on how much you borrow; the less you borrow, the less you will pay.

  • For a 36-month $9,500 loan: The interest rate is fixed at 8.99% / 10.94% estimated APR. The interest-only monthly payment is approximately $74.02.

Please see terms in "More Info On Terms" above.

Please note: The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is estimated and may change slightly based on program start date. To learn how an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is calculated, visit our blog.

WILL I GET CHARGED ANY FEES FOR TAKING OUT THIS LOAN?

You will be charged an origination fee of 4.0%. This amount will be added to the amount of tuition you borrow and is included in the total loan principal amount you finance. This fee helps cover the administrative fees associated with originating the loan and is charged by our partner bank. Please see terms in "More Info on Terms" above.

Please note: This fee is already reflected in the APR outlined above and in the loan calculator. Interested in learning more about your interest rate vs. APR? Check out our blog post here.

I AM APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. SHOULD I WAIT TO APPLY FOR FINANCING?

You may apply for financing in parallel to applying for your scholarship. If you are awarded your scholarship prior to the disbursement of your financing, please email CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund or notify your Admissions Counselor with the amount of your scholarship, and your requested financing amount will be downward adjusted.

Should you receive your scholarship following the second Wednesday after program start, you can apply your funds to your loan balance at any time without a prepayment penalty.

Please note: Should you want to apply for a scholarship, it is recommended to apply for max tuition financing, and once your scholarship is awarded, Skills Fund can downward adjust your requested tuition financing. This may prevent you having to apply for additional funds, should you not be awarded your scholarship, as loans may not be upward adjusted.

DO I NEED A COSIGNER?

If you do not meet the loan underwriting criteria, a cosigner may be needed. You can (1) apply individually, and should you not be approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application 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.

WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A LOAN?

Apply for the loan before enrolling in your Thinkful program. Your program cohort must begin within 90 days of the date that you apply for a loan.

  • After applying for your loan, complete the enrollment form for the Full Stack Flex program. Your loan will be certified one week after your first session.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE SKILLS FUND?

During the loan application process, we will ask you for the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Email and other contact information
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Loan amount requested
  • U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident Status
  • Current Income (not a factor in credit decision)
  • Current Employment Status (not a factor in credit decision)
  • Three personal references
  • Cosigner information (if applicable)

WILL YOU CHECK MY CREDIT?

Yes. When you apply we will check your credit, including your credit score. Interested in learning more about what goes into your credit score? Visit our blog and explore our credit history resources today.

For other general questions about Skills Fund financing, please visit our Resource Center.

CONTACT US

SKILLS FUND

  • Customer Service:
  • CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund