ONE CLICK TO SECURE FINANCING & ENROLL IN DATA SCIENCE

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Tuition Financing

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The Same Low Rate for All

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You Decide Your Loan Type

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

No teaser rates nor barriers ahead: No income or employment used in underwriting, cosigner options are available, and in a matter of minutes, you'll have financing done and all set to enroll at Thinkful.

HOW IT WORKS

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STEP 1

Select your rate, payment and loan type using this site.

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STEP 2

Take 10 mins & apply. Receive a credit decision in mins.

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STEP 3

Fill out enrollment form for the Flexible Data Science Bootcamp prep course.

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STEP 4

Your loan is certified one week after your first session.

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STEP 5

Roughly one month into your program, start making payments. Create an account at www.AspireServicingCenter.com to manage your account.

PICK YOUR LOAN TYPE & TERM

Worried about making payments while enrolled? Choose to pay a low amount of interest while enrolled and for two months after program completion.

Ready to start paying off your loan right out of the gates? Start interest + principal payments a month into program.

  • Borrow from $2,000 to $11,750* for tuition (depending on program length)
  • Apply for the max you'll need in program
  • You pay your cash deposit directly to Thinkful

Payment Breakdown OF AN $8,720 LOAN

LOAN TYPE Interest-Only Payment Full Payment Full Cost of Loan
Interest-Only (Only Pay Interest) $68 $288 $10,924
Immediate Repayment (Start Paying Interest + Principal) N/A $289 $10,380

*On average, students complete the program in 6 months at a cost of $8,720. $11,750 is based on an 8-month completion timeline. Borrow the max you'll need for your program. Questions? support@thinkful.com.

REPAYMENT CALCULATOR
(INTEREST + PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS)

Please enter a number between 2,000 and 11,750 without punctuation

For Thinkful, students may borrow from $2,000 to $11,750.

36-Month Term
at 8.99% Interest Rate
10.94% General APR*
$ 288.34 /mo

Students may opt for immediate repayment in program or defer full repayment until 60-days after program completion with an interest-only loan.

*General APR = General Annual Percentage Rate. APR shown is a general APR and includes a 4.0% origination fee for a 6-month track, with a 2-month grace period. An actual APR calculation is based upon an individual borrower's specific details, so it may deviate slightly from the general APR example provided above.

MORE INFO ON TERMS

Skills Fund Loan 36 Month Loan
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%
Capitalization of Interest No interest will be capitalized.
Payments Required While Enrolled? Full monthly payments (interest + principal) are required.
Separation Period (after the in-school period and before interest and principal repayment begins) Payments are due about a month after loan disbursement.
Principal and Interest Repayment Term 36 months (3 years)

This example shows the monthly payments of a $10,000 Immediate Repayment type Skills Fund loan:

Example on a $10,000 loan 36 Month Loan
General Annual Percentage Rate (4) 11.69%
Finance Charge (Total $ Cost of Loan) $1,904
Monthly Payment $331
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $10,000 will result in a $400 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $10,400.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Full repayment begins about one month after loan disbursement.
  • (4) General Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $10,000, and a 4.0% origination fee, then the 36 month principal and interest period.

This example shows the monthly payments of a $10,000 Interest Only type Skills Fund loan:

Example on a $10,000 loan 36 Month Loan
General Annual Percentage Rate 10.94% (4)
Finance Charge (the dollar amount the credit will cost you) $2,527 (4)
Interest-Only Monthly Payment $78
Monthly Payment $331 (4)
  • (1) The 4.0% origination fee is assessed to all loans, and is added to the principal request, so for example, requesting $10,000 will result in a $400 origination fee that will be added to your loan balance and increase the amount you will accrue interest against to $10,400.
  • (2) Interest rates are fixed and never vary.
  • (3) Graduation dates are determined by the school, and full repayment begins 2 months after that date.
  • (4) General Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $10,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan while enrolled in the program and 2 months of grace, then the 36 month principal and interest period.
  • (5) Annual Percentage Rate (APR): finance charge and monthly payments are based upon borrowing $10,000, a 4.0% origination fee, paying interest on the loan while enrolled in the program and 2 months of grace, then the 60 month principal and interest period.

TAKE 10 MINUTES & APPLY NOW

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 [PARTNER SCHOOL] 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-graduation outcomes information.

READY TO APPLY

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."

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

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I WANT TO APPLY FOR A LOAN >

DO I QUALIFY FOR A SKILLS FUND LOAN?

We’ve worked closely with Thinkful to provide students - of all backgrounds and walks of life - access to competitive financing. As long as you meet the basic underwriting criteria - such as you are a US citizen / permanent resident, with no bankruptcies or history of default on a public or private loan - you'll most likely qualify for a Skills Fund loan.

HOW MUCH CAN I BORROW AND FOR WHAT SPECIFIC USES?

For Thinkful's Data Science Program, students are able to finance between $2,000 and $11,750*. The deposit must be paid directly by the student ($250). Financing can only be used for Thinkful's tuition.

*Please note: On average, students complete the Data Science program in 6 months. To finance a 6-month completion timeline, only borrow $8,720. $11,750 is based on an 8-month completion timeline. Questions? Please contact support@thinkful.com.

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 tuition financing to Thinkful, please email CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund with the amount of your scholarship, and your tuition 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 pre-payment 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 will prevent you having to apply for additional funds, should you not be awarded your scholarship, as loans may not be upward adjusted. Simply email CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund with your approved scholarship amount.

DO I NEED A COSIGNER?

If you do not meet the loan underwriting criteria, a cosigner will be needed. You can (1) apply individually, and should you not be approved, you can reapply 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.

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
  • Three personal references
  • Cosigner information (if applicable)

WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A LOAN?

Apply for the loan after your acceptance into a program. Your program cohort must begin within 90 days of the date that you apply for a loan.

WILL YOU CHECK MY CREDIT?

Yes, we will check your credit, including your credit score.

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 included in the total loan principal amount you finance. This fee helps cover the administrative fees associated with originating the loan and charged by our partner bank. Please see terms in "More Info on Terms" above.

Please note: this fee is already reflected in the general 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'VE APPLIED FOR A LOAN >

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’VE BEEN APPROVED FOR A LOAN?

Shortly after completing your loan application, you will receive provisional credit approval details via email and a confirmation window in the application. If you are credit approved, your loan will then be certified by Thinkful. If you are not credit approved, you may be given the opportunity to amend your application with a cosigner.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY LOAN IF I DROP OUT FROM MY PROGRAM?

You are responsible for the full amount you borrow, plus accrued interest and fees. If you are owed a refund by Thinkful, the refund transaction will be made to Skills Fund in the amount of the refund due (but in no event greater than what that we paid to Thinkful on your behalf). If there is a balance on your loan after any applied refund, you will be required to immediately start making monthly payments for the balance.

I'M READY TO REPAY MY LOAN >

HOW AND WHEN WILL I REPAY MY LOAN?

Your repayment schedule depends on the loan type you select.

For Interest Only Loans, you will make interest-only payments while in program and for two months following graduation, then you will start making full (interest + principal) payments.

For Immediate Repayment type loans, you will start making full monthly payments (interest + principal) one month after your program begins.

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

CAN I PAY MY LOAN FASTER THAN THE INITIAL TERM?

Yes, you can pre-pay your loan at any time without penalty.

ABOUT SKILLS FUND >

WHO IS SKILLS FUND?

Skills Fund's mission is simple: we transform student lives and careers by accelerating the growth of and access to high-quality skills education. With a team of leaders in student lending, higher education and consumer protection, Skills Fund pulls upon extensive expertise to create a financing platform that is transparent, fast, and offers students financial flexibility. Skills Fund believes bootcamps, lenders, and industry should share in ensuring student success - and that’s what we’re working daily to make happen.

WHO IS SOUTHEAST BANK AND HOW IS IT RELATED TO SKILLS FUND?

Southeast Bank is a Tennessee-chartered bank, and is the lender for all Skills Fund loans.

WHO IS ASPIRE RESOURCES INC. AND HOW IS IT RELATED TO SKILLS FUND?

Aspire Resources Inc. is a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of Skills Fund's non-profit partner, Iowa Student Loan. Aspire Resources Inc. provides post-disbursement customer service on behalf of Skills Fund, and Aspire's logo will be seen within communications specific to your Skills Fund loan.

HOW DO I ASK MORE QUESTIONS NOT COVERED IN THIS FAQS SECTION?

We are more than happy to answer any additional question you might have. Just fill the form below and we will be in touch soon!

CONTACT US

SKILLS FUND

  • Customer Service:
  • CustomerTrust@Skills.Fund
  • (855) 757 - 6081
  • M - F, 9am - 5:30pm EST

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