by Sheri Dover - Oct. 17, 2018
All About Financial Aid

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   We strive to be as honest and transparent as possible. There are no marketing tricks here, but we can still make one promise. When you compare the quality of education and price, PDX Code Guild is a better value than our competitors. We’re authentic, 100% taught in-person by qualified instructors, (No class time spent taught by videos or T.A.'s!) local, and committed to serving our community.



Tuition is $12,500 for the 12-Week Day Fullstack Developer Bootcamp and$12,400 for the 16-Week Evening Fullstack Developer Bootcamp. We offer a needs-based discount that can lower your tuition to as low as $8500. An additional discount of $500 is available if you pay your tuition in full on or before the first day of bootcamp. Additional grants also available to qualifying students through third parties that pay for a portion or all of tuition, on top of the previously mentioned discounts. For military: In addition to the above discounts and grants, we accept Veterans’ benefits including the G.I. Bill®


There are 6 main ways to fund tuition. You may combine any that you qualify for : )


#1: Need-Based Discount

PDX Code Guild offers a very liberal needs-based discount. In general, if you're considered having approximately 300% or less of the 2018 federal poverty level for your family size, you’ll most likely qualify. Sometimes a partial discount will be applied to applicants who exceed the income guideline if they have circumstances that create need. If you do qualify, tuition drops to $8,500. How-To Apply: Send an essay describing your financial need and any factors that contribute to your need for the discount and how you'll use the education to 


#2: Prompt pay discount

There’s an additional $500 discount if you are able to pay your tuition amount in full on or before the first day of class. 


#3: SkillsFund

SkillsFund is a company who partners with specific, qualified bootcamps to offer private loans for tuition. Anyone can apply for this no matter his or her income level. The loan interest rates are competitive with private tuition loans you’d get through your bank, but the benefit is you only make principal payments while you’re in bootcamp. Skills fund also offers a $7,500 cost of living stipend if you’re taking the day bootcamp. Principle payments don’t start until after graduation! Apply: You’ll need to be accepted into PDX Code Guild before you apply in order to know how much you’ll need to borrow. Again, we can walk you through this process.


#4: Grants

There are numerous 3rd party grants available, and most of our students qualify for a grant to help pay tuition. A few of those grants come from • WorkSource • Trade Act • Workman’s compensation • And more. Make an appointment with an advisor to learn more. 


#5: In-House Payments 

This option is for those who do not qualify for the need-based discount, as the two cannot work together. Pay half tuition, $6,250, before class starts and then $125 payments monthly while you’re in class until you get a job. Once you get a job, payments will be 8% income, or $350, whichever is less.

#6: Military

Students who qualify for Veterans' benefits may use them at PDX Code Guild.