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 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 classtime 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. See class page to see the range 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 if $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 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 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. 

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