Deferred Tuition Plan

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To begin the program, you will be asked to submit a $700 upfront deposit. You will then have access to the entire curriculum, plus career support during the job search. 

Once you find and start your new job, you will owe the remaining $11,800 over 18 months, which you will pay via Climb Credit, our service partner.

If you adhere to all of the terms, but don't receive an offer paying $50,000 a year or more within six months after graduating, the course is completely free. Your initial deposit will be refunded as well. 

However, please note that we are in this together; if you do choose this option, but for some reason have to cancel the course midway through, we will ask for a prorated amount of tuition to cover your time.

Your ability to access high-quality education shouldn't be tied to how much you can afford to pay. 

With Springboard's Deferred Tuition Plan, you can enroll in our ML Engineering Career Track for a small upfront deposit, with no additional payment until you complete the course and start a new job!

At Springboard, we're on a mission to bridge the world’s skills gap by delivering top-notch, affordable education for new-economy roles in fields like data science. We believe in removing barriers to entry, especially when it comes to financing your education.

Deferred tuition is designed to align the incentives of schools and students, because we only succeed when you do. Through this Deferred Tuition Plan, as long as you follow the course and job search guidance, your tuition payments begin only if you get a job paying $50,000 a year or more. If you stick to the plan, but don’t find a job, the course is free. 

Criteria to be eligible

To apply for deferred tuition, you:

  • Must be over the age of majority in your state of residency; that’s 18 for most U.S. states, 19 in AL and NE, 21 in MS and Puerto Rico 

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from any accredited educational institution

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English, as determined by initial interactions with Springboard’s admissions team

  • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States for at least one year following graduation from the Machine Learning Engineering Career Track. At the time of admission to the program, if you are on a status where work authorization expires (e.g., H-1B, OPT, etc.), its expiration date must be at least two years after your Career Track anticipated completion date

  • Must have a U.S. address. Must also either be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident OR have U.S. work authorization and a U.S. citizen co-borrower

  • Must be able to pass any background checks associated with jobs that you apply for

  • Must be willing to conduct job search in one of the U.S. metropolitan centers detailed in our Job Guarantee.

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About the plan

Questions? Schedule a call with our admissions managers to find out how Springboard can help you in your journey to a future in data science. If you have any additional questions regarding deferred tuition, feel free to email DeferredTuition@springboard.com

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