Financing & Scholarships

Exploring your options for financing? We’re here to help! Whether you're just starting your career or looking to advance your skills, we are committed to supporting your educational journey by providing you with the resources and funding you need to succeed. This is why we have partnered with state and federal agencies, low-interest lenders and provided discounts and scholarships to ensure finances don't prevent you from discovering a rewarding new career in tech.

Learn more about our financing options below.

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Course Discounts


State and Federal Grants

Student Loans and Payment Plans

Veteran Funding Options

Course Discounts

Course-Bundle Discount

For applicants who have committed to a 201 course prior to enrolling in a 102 course, they will receive a $500* credit towards their 201 tuition, in addition to having their seat in the course reserved.

*The discount is forfeited if you make any changes to your 201 course-plan after you enroll in 102 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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Early-Bird Discount for 201 Courses

You’re working hard to plan out this major life change, and we want to help. We offer an early-bird discount to anyone who is accepted to a 201 course, signs their contract, and pays the $500* deposit at least four weeks before the first day of class.

*The discount is forfeited if you make any changes to your 201 course-plan within 4 weeks of the start of class and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Veterans using VA Funding; Ch 33 (at 100% eligibility), CH 31 or Vet Tec are not required to pay the $500 deposit. However, they must have submitted their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Education Eligibility Status and DD214 documents at least four weeks before the first day of class in order to be eligible for the early-bird discount.

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Who Can Apply

Whether you are a Black American, Native American, Hispanic American, career changer, college graduate, woman, code school student looking to join a better program, military veteran, or are unemployed or underemployed, we want to help you find a rewarding new career in tech.

Scholarships are awarded based on available funds and space in the class, as well as your ability to meet the requirements of the course and scholarship application.

What Scholarships Are Available

We offer the following scholarships which are contingent on funds available, and are awarded based on financial need.

Black American Full-Ride

We offer (1) full-ride scholarship to a Black American in every cohort.

*Not available for self-paced courses.

Career Changer

For individuals looking to change their career and join the tech industry.

Diversity Scholarship

For individuals that come from underserved backgrounds that are not well represented in the tech industry.

Education Rescue

For individuals who have invested money in a bootcamp, college or university, and have not received the education, knowledge, or skills needed to find rewarding careers in tech. The amount awarded will be based on the amount you’ve invested elsewhere.

*Required documentation: copies of all payments made towards tuition at a prior educational institution. Only available for self-paced courses.

In-person Full-Ride

For individuals having a strong interest in a tech career and the grit and availability to attend full time, in-person at our Seattle Campus. Awarded on a limited basis.

Pay it Forward

For individuals who can show how they are already making a difference in their community, whether through serving or investing to bring about positive change.

*Required documentation: proof of volunteer experience within the past year.


For individuals who are underemployed and making less than $35k a year.

*Required documentation: a copy of your most recent tax return.

How to Apply

Once you've submitted your application for a Code Fellows course, an admissions team member will follow up to schedule an interview with an Advisor. Be sure to let your Admissions Advisor know that you’d like to apply for a scholarship so they can send you a link to the application, which involves a series of short essay questions (scholarship deadlines are listed on the Course Calendar).

Our admissions team will reach out to you two weeks before the start of a course to let you know if you received a scholarship.

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State and Federal Grants

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City

Through our strategic partnership, The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City has launched a groundbreaking initiative aiming to provide access to education and career opportunities in the tech industry for underserved communities in Oklahoma City.

Through this program, qualified individuals can attend our Software and Cybersecurity Engineering Programs and gain the skills and knowledge needed to launch successful careers in the world of technology and have their tuition fully covered.*Daytime Schedule Only

If you are a resident of Oklahoma City and interested in finding out if this program is right for you, submit your application today and someone from our admissions team will assist you with enrolling.

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Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)

This program provides employment readiness opportunities to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Through this partnership, qualified students are eligible to enroll in our 101, 102, 201 and 301 courses at no cost.

BFET is an important part of the state’s comprehensive workforce development system, helping low-income individuals, displaced workers, and employers reach their human potential by encouraging economic well-being through skill acquisition, personal responsibility and gainful employment.

*In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA

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Washington State Worker Retraining Program

The Worker Retraining Program serves those facing unemployment or imminent layoffs. It provides funding for eligible unemployed workers to pursue training and ultimately regain employment. Qualified students may receive financial assistance to help with tuition, covering up to 15% of the total tuition cost. The program is administered by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Who Can Apply

You may qualify if you are:

  • A resident of Washington State, and one of the following:
  • Unemployed or about to be laid off
    • To qualify, you must be eligible for or have exhausted your unemployment compensation benefits within the last 48 months.
  • A displaced homemaker
  • Formerly self-employed
  • A member of the military with a separation notice
  • An unemployed veteran recently separated from service
  • A “vulnerable worker” (someone who is employed but in a declining occupation and have less than one year of college education plus a credential)

How to Apply

To determine if you are eligible for the Worker Retraining Program, please start your course application. Once this has been completed, our admissions team can send you a link to a survey that will address the specific qualifications for the program to assess. If you meet the initial qualifications, please provide the appropriate documentation to your Admissions Advisor prior to starting the course to verify your status. Once we confirm your eligibility, we will let you know how much funding is available to you. Funding amounts are up to 15% of total tuition costs and are reflected on the tuition invoice.

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Worksource Central Training and Employment Program

WorkSource Pierce and Code Fellows have joined forces to offer a limited opportunity for residents of Pierce County, Washington, to launch their careers in tech. This exceptional program extends training and employment services to individuals residing in Pierce County, Washington who are enrolled in WIOA Title I services.

Through this partnership, eligible students can enroll in our 101, 102, 201, and 301 courses at no cost. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Student Loans and Payment Plans

Climb Credit

Climb Credit offers affordable financing for any combination of 102, 201, 301, and 401 courses with high approval rates and low monthly payments. Students can apply online on their own or with a co-borrower for any of the following options. You can also use our loan calculator to see your payments or use our interactive quiz to determine which option is best for your situation.

Payment Plan

Pay as you go

Weekly or monthly payments over course duration

Pay the tuition over the course length through recurring cash payments with no interest or fees. Since this is not a loan it doesn't require a credit check. The total tuition must be paid in full prior to completing the course. Payment plans are by course.


Climb Loan

For students looking for affordable interest rates, starting at 8.99%, Climb's Loan offers the longest loan term and lowest monthly payment option for students. There are 2 payment schedule options (listed below) and there are also never any prepayment penalties, so you can always pay off your loan sooner! Loan amounts can be as low as $3k.

  • Interest-Only Option: Affordable payments in class and during your job search.

    This option allows for smaller monthly payments during and after class, so you can focus on gaining skills for your next career before you start making full payments.

  • Fully-Deferred Option: Learn Now, Pay Later

    This option offers $0 payments for 6 months—giving you plenty of time to focus on gaining skills and starting your next career.

  • Pathway Payments: 0% interest & no fees

    Pathway Payments are great for students who prefer a higher monthly payment in order to avoid any financing cost. These short-term loans carry no interest or hidden fees. All students, regardless of credit, are able to be approved, subject to age and residency requirements.

Check the offers available for your program with Climb’s online application, which can be completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact on your credit score unless you accept the offer.

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Veteran Funding Options

GI Bill®

By working with Washington State to become the first GI Bill® approved technical training academy in the northwest, we aim to make tech jobs more available to veterans who are ready to answer the call for much-needed software developers and cybersecurity engineers.

If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you, your spouse or your dependents may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit.

At Code Fellows, funding from the GI Bill® program can be used to attend any of our Ops and Cybersecurity or Software Development courses. These courses include lectures, lab, co-working and collaborative projects. *Courses can be taken in-person only for either the Daytime or Nights and Weekends schedules.

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Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

Per the instructions of the VA, effective close of business Friday November 17, 2023, all VET TEC Training Providers have been notified that no further funding for enrollment in courses starting after this date will be approved for funding, this is regardless of whether or not you have already obtained your COE.

Additionally, the five-year VET TEC pilot program will expire on April 1, 2024. Legislation has been proposed to make VET TEC a permanent initiative, however, no legislation has been passed that would affect the program. Any changes or updates regarding the future of VET TEC will be published to the Veterans technology education courses website.

The VET TEC program was designed by the federal government and is offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and it’s all about getting veterans transitioned into the tech world as quickly as possible. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with the GI Bill®, to augment what’s available to you and cover things like housing or the full cost of your tuition.

In order to qualify for the VET TEC program, a veteran only needs one day of their GI Bill® benefits available, and they must apply for a VET TEC Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be approved for the program. One of the requirements of the program is that you must seek and find relevant employment (as defined by the VA) within six months of graduation.

At Code Fellows, funding from the VET TEC program can be used to cover tuition for either a Certificate of Cybersecurity Engineering or Certificate of Software Development. These certificates total 750 hours including lectures, lab, co-working and collaborative projects. *Courses can be taken online or in-person for the Daytime schedule only.

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Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program is designed to assist veterans with service-connected disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful employment. At Code Fellows, we recognize the value and unique skills that veterans bring to the tech industry, and we are committed to supporting their career goals.

To qualify for VR&E funding, you must be eligible for VA education benefits and have received an evaluation from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) who has determined that you require training or education to overcome barriers to employment.

At Code Fellows, funding from the VR&E program can be used to attend any of our Ops and Cybersecurity or Software Development courses. These courses include lectures, lab, co-working and collaborative projects. *Courses can be taken online or in-person for either the Daytime or Nights and Weekends schedules.

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