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


   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.


There are 6 main ways to fund tuition.


#1: Need-Based Discount

PDX Code Guild offers a very liberal needs-based discount. If your yearly household income is approximately 300% or less of the 2019 federal poverty level. You will qualify on a sliding scale. 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 significantly. View the class page to see the rage of discounts that apply to each class. 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: Cash pay discount

On occasion, a student will have a portion of their tuition that they pay out of pocket. If your out of pocket payment is $1,000 or more and you're able to pay it on or before the first day of class you qualify for an additional $500 discount.


#3: SkillsFund

SkillsFund is a company that 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 the bootcamp. Skills fund also offers a $7,500 cost of living stipend if you’re taking the day bootcamp. Principal payments don’t start until after graduation! Apply: You’ll need to be accepted into PDX Code Guild before you apply 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.