Everyone Should Have Access to a Tech Career

We Help Make That Happen

At Grand Circus, we’re committed to helping ensure that everyone can take  a coding bootcamp and pursue a tech career. To make this possible, we offer prospective students tuition discounts, diversity scholarships and a variety of finance options through education loans.

We offer a few scholarships and work with a variety of finance partners to ensure our students can afford our programs. Before applying to a program, we recommend all students consider the financial aspect of taking a coding bootcamp and think through options for covering the expense. While we can provide advice and recommendations, our most successful students are often those who have independently done research on coding, preparation and finance options before starting the application process.

Diversity Scholarships

We believe that the tech community should reflect the diverse composition of our community. To help with that effort, we offer diversity scholarships to certain underrepresented segments of the population to ensure they have access to a tech career. The following groups automatically qualify for a tuition discount of $1,500:

  • Veterans
  • Anyone who identifies as a woman
  • African Americans
  • Chicano or Latino people
  • Native Americans
  • Pacific Islanders

*$1,500 diversity scholarship cannot be combined with early application discounts.

Rising TIDE Grant 

Live in Greater Grand Rapids and need financial support to take a coding bootcamp? You may be eligible for the Rising TIDE Grant. Learn more.


Automotive Industry Layoff Scholarship

Have recent automotive industry layoffs impacted your job? Do you work for the Big 3 or a manufacturer or supplier within the industry? You may qualify for a $2,500 scholarship on a 2019 coding bootcamp. Start the process by filling out the form on this page, and we’ll introduce you to our recommended bootcamp preparation path and special discounts that can help you transition careers.

Facebook Scholarships

The 2019 scholarships are be applicable to the Detroit June Java bootcamp and Grand Rapids  C# .NET After-Hours coding bootcamps. Interested students must follow the traditional bootcamp application, denote their income within the application. For more information, visit this page.

Financing Options

We’ve partnered with several leading financing organizations to provide reasonable financing options at fair interest rates. This chart presents some of our most popular options of financing partners that can help you get the education you need to start your tech career:


After you are accepted to a bootcamp,
you can apply for financing with our partners


skills fund loan for bootcamp

The Loan Process

While each lender has slightly different application requirements, the process shown below typically applies for financing tuition for our coding bootcamps and other tech courses.

Step 1

Receive acceptance into a full-time bootcamp.

Step 2

Gather important personal & financial info (ID, bank statements etc.) Prepare to make your $800 non-refundable deposit to begin your two weeks of pre-work.

Step 3

Apply for your desired loan from the Grand Circus Scholarship + Financing portal.

Step 4

Set up, if approved, loan payment options via lender’s website.

Step 5

Repay the loan in monthly payments.

(most partners allow you to defer payments until after you complete the bootcamp)

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Grand Circus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection and training of students, hiring and firing of staff, selection of vendors and partners, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, partner companies, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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