Deferred Tuition Plan

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We believe that education should prepare us for the real world, and that working on meaningful projects under the guidance of industry experts is one of the best ways to get there. We also believe in transparency, so we're sharing [or: we've created] an even more detailed look at our student outcomes.

How it works

Take the next step in your career by applying for the Data Science Career Track today.

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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 start your new job, you will owe the remaining tuition plus interest, which you will pay in 36 monthly payments of $457 via Ascent, our service partner. You can find out more about how total cost is calculated here.

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

That said, we are in this together; if you do choose this option, but for some reason have to cancel the course before completing, we will ask for a prorated amount of tuition.

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 Data Science 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 cutting-edge, accessible education for new-economy roles in fields like coding, data science, machine learning, and UX design. We believe in removing barriers to entry, especially when it comes to paying for education.

Deferred tuition is aligned with the incentives of both students and institutions. At Springboard, we only succeed when you do. Through the Deferred Tuition Plan, as long as you follow the course and job search guidance, your tuition payments begin only if you get a job with a salary of $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 have a U.S. address. Must also either be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident.

  • 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

Pay when you get a job

for the Data Science Career Track

Learn now, pay later 

About the plan

Questions? Schedule a call with our admissions team to find out how Springboard can help on your journey to 
data science. If you have any additional questions regarding deferred tuition, please email

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