Scholarships & Financing - Grand Circus

Scholarships & Financing

The bootcamp investment builds your financial freedom.Together, we can break down financial barriers to bootcamp.

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.


The 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 $1,750:

  • Anyone who identifies as a woman
  • Black+ 
  • Latinx
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Native American+
  • Veterans

Through this scholarship, we hope to reduce barriers and improve access to web development careers for underrepresented people in technology and together change the face of the industry.

Early application discount

Early application savings

The early bird gets the worm. Apply by the early application deadline for a $1,000 discount on tuition. Sorry, this can’t be combined with the Grand Circus Diversity Scholarship.

NCWIT Full and Partial Scholarships for Women & Gender Non-Conforming

Do you identify as a woman, genderqueer, or non-binary individual? Do you live in the state of Michigan? If so, you are eligible for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Michigan Digital Skills Scholarship. Grand Circus and NCWIT have partnered to cover the full cost of bootcamp tuition for a limited number of womxn. 

You’ll need to apply both to Grand Circus Bootcamp and directly to the NCWIT Scholarship. 

  1. Apply to the Grand Circus Bootcamp here.
  2. Apply to the NCWIT scholarship here.

Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

The Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (MINGSTAP) provides up to $6,000 tuition assistance to members of the Michigan National Guard who are attending any public or private college, university, vocational school, technical school or trade school located in Michigan. This program is available to qualified members of the Michigan National Guard. We’ve had multiple students take advantage of this program

Financing and Loans

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

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Ascent Funding

  • Amount: $2,000 – 11,750
  • Terms: 36-60 months
  • One low, fixed-interest rate
  • Co-signer options
  • Calculate your monthly payment before applying

Climb Credit

  • Amount: $3,000 – 11,750
  • Terms: 36 months
  • Easy online application, instant decision
  • Adding a co-borrower is easy
  • Low, fixed-interest rate starts at 5%

Feeling overwhelmed? We got you.


That's Ian, our Director of Admissions. The admissions team is excited to help you plan your career change. Just fill out the form below so we know a little more about you. You'll receive an email with resources, and a personal outreach from admissions in 2 business days.

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How to 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.