Why deferred tuition? Because inclusivity & diversity matter.
The tech industry should be open to women of all economic backgrounds, and we at Grace Hopper Program are working to make that a reality—starting with our own software immersive.
Our deferred-tuition model eliminates the high upfront costs that often keep talented women and other under-represented groups in tech from participating. We advocate for the inclusion of all such groups, and offer a strong and welcoming environment for women of all backgrounds, trans women, and non-gender-conforming individuals.
How does it work? We succeed when you do.
By collecting your tuition only once you secure full-time work in software engineering, we are aligning our success with yours: If you don’t get a job, we don’t get paid. In this way, we share both the risk and the reward of your career success.
Upon acceptance to Grace Hopper Program, you submit a deposit to confirm your enrollment. This amount is applied toward your total tuition.
Deferred Tuition: $16,910
Your deferred tuition is the remaining tuition you owe after paying your deposit. This amount is paid in nine monthly installments once you’ve secured full-time work in software engineering.
The total tuition cost associated with Grace Hopper Program’s Software Engineering Immersive.
Note: While deferred tuition is our most popular payment option, Grace Hopper Program students are also welcome to pay full tuition up front. In fact, if you do not plan to work as a developer after graduation (for example, if you are a college student and will be continuing your studies or if you plan to start your own business), upfront payment is required. Total tuition costs are the same whether you pay up front or defer your tuition payment, and partial or full deposit refunds may be given to those who must leave the program early.*
*Varies by circumstance. If you believe you may need to leave the program early, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss before enrolling.
Scholarships & Financing Ways to mitigate your costs.
Because the Grace Hopper Program is built on a deferred-tuition model, students are not eligible for loans via bootcamp lending partner Skills Fund. However, there are a few creative ways to reduce or spread out your overall spend.
Enroll in one of Fullstack Academy’s live Bootcamp Prep courses, and if you’re then accepted into Grace Hopper or Fullstack, the Bootcamp Prep tuition you’ve paid will be credited toward your software immersive tuition, saving you up to $250 dollars.
The Grace Hopper Track at Fullstack Chicago
Fullstack Academy’s Chicago campus offers our same deferred tuition model through its co-ed Grace Hopper Track, plus an automatic $2,000 scholarship to every immersive student, bringing effective Grace Hopper Track tuition down to $17,910. After paying your $3,000 deposit, you would owe only $14,910.
Fullstack Academy is Grace Hopper Program’s co-ed partner school: Earn admission to one, and you’ve earned admission to both. Though Fullstack Academy does not offer deferred tuition, they do offer the $1,000 Ada Lovelace Scholarship, a need-based scholarship exclusively for women that reduces total tuition to $16,910.
Edie Windsor Scholarship by Lesbians Who Tech
A half-tuition scholarship for gender-non-conforming individuals & LGBTQ women.
Bootcamp Prep Scholarship by Women Who Code