Scholarships & Financing

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Everyone should have access to a tech career

Every cohort, we see how supportive, community-centric, alternative education changes the trajectory of not just one life, but many lives. Even when things are hard. Even during recession and global economic crisis.

We believe bootcamps help bridge economic inequity. Bootcamps improve not just a career trajectory, but whole lives. 

Your commitment to growth and education deserves to be honored. We hope to do that by reducing financial barriers to bootcamp.

Scholarships & Savings:

Grand Circus Diversity Scholarship

We believe that the tech community should reflect the diversity of our community. To help with that effort, we offer diversity scholarships to people who belong to underrepresented communities to ensure they have access to a life-changing web development career. People who self-identify as any of the following automatically qualify for a scholarship of $2,500:

  • Anyone who identifies as a woman
  • Black+ 
  • Latinx
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Native American+
  • Anyone with disabilities - If applicable, you will need to self-disclose this information to an Admissions Counselor during your interview.

Grand Circus Service Scholarship

We recognize and celebrate those who have sacrificed in service of individuals and society. People who can show that they have served in the following capacities automatically qualify for a scholarship of $2,500:

  • Veterans
  • First responders
  • Health care providers
  • Teachers

Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Scholarship

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) delivers programs and events to attract, develop and retain female tech talent in Michigan.  Our alliances are key contributors to our mission to inspire and grow women in technology, and we are proud to deepen our partnership with Grand Circus this year with a new scholarship program.

MCWT is working with Grand Circus/Dexian to offer partial tuition scholarship to women in the Detroit, area (SE Michigan) and in Grand Rapids, MI.  The award will be in the amount of $5,000 for women that are committed to fully completing a Grand Circus bootcamp.  In addition to the award, women who are awarded will have access to the MCWT network and mentorship.  If you are interested in this scholarship, please mention it on your Grand Circus application.

  • Identify as a woman
  • Have completed a Grand Circus application and have a scheduled interview or already admitted and working on prework
  • Live in the Detroit or Grand Rapids MI area
  • Dedicated to pursuing a career in tech

Dexian Futures

For eligible, qualified students in select markets, we have scholarship seats available. Click here to learn about our Dexian Futures Program.

The Grand Circus Diversity and Service Scholarships cannot be combined.

Early Application Discount

The early bird gets the worm. Apply 60 days or more before the start of bootcamp for a $1,500 discount off tuition.

Early Tuition Payment Discount

Ask your Admissions Counselor during your interview about your eligibility for this special discount!

Alumni Referral Discount

Did you find out about Grand Circus from one of our graduates? If so, include their information in your application, and you'll get a $500 discount off tuition! (And they'll get a $500 referral bonus for sending the next great developer to us!)

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Bootcamp Tuition

While the listed tuition for 2024 is $14,750, it’s important to remember that the actual cost you pay might be different. On average, most students end up paying about 24% less than the listed price, bringing the actual cost down to around $11,210.

  • Grand Circus provides scholarships to eligible students.
  • Early-action discounts often are available in our application process.
  • Select scholarships are available through third-party partners.

For those unable to pay tuition in full upfront, Grand Circus offers installment payment plans. Loans also are available through our valued partners Ascent Funding and Climb Credit.

Feeling sticker shock? Our admissions team is ready to help you talk through your goals, options, and questions!

Schedule a 15-minute 1:1 chat with an admissions counselor!

Financing & Loan Support

The following are financing partners we carefully choose to work with. All loan options have been vetted by our admissions team and are both fair and reasonable to borrowers. 

Ascent Funding

  • Amount: $2,000 – 14,750
  • Terms: 36-60 months
  • One low, fixed-interest rate
  • Co-signer options
  • Calculate your monthly payment before applying

Climb Credit

  • Amount: $3,000 – 14,750
  • Terms: 36 months
  • Easy online application, instant decision
  • Adding a co-borrower is easy
  • Low, fixed-interest rate starts at 5%

Other Sources of Funding

For those who qualify, there may be additional options for funding, including local workforce development support, National Guard State Tuition Assistance programs, and more. Ask your Admissions Counselor for more information during your interview!

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Do I qualify for scholarships and financing?

The first step to qualify for scholarships and financing is to apply for bootcamp.

The information you provide will help us connect you with scholarships and financial aid.


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