At Startup Institute, we only accept around 18% of applicants, which means seats are limited. As an incentive to get the process kicked off earlier, we offer tiered tuition rates where the earlier you apply, the less you'll pay!
Applying by a given deadline will allow you to lock-in that pricing for the season, even if it takes a few weeks to make a final commitment.
HOW OUR TIERED TUITION STRUCTURE WORKS:
A $1,000 deposit is required within three days of your decision to commit in order to secure your spot in the cohort.
*Monthly totals based off traditional loan plans and rates provided by our financing partners, as listed on their websites. Rates listed above not guaranteed.
Full- and Part-Time Payment Options:
For the remainder of your tuition, there are three payment options:
- Low Cost & Simple: Pay Upfront
This is the most straightforward, low-cost option.
- Split It: Pay Half Upfront, Half Later
Pay half of your tuition before the first day of classes, and the remaining half before your last day. In this case, your tuition plus an additional $150 administrative fee is paid in two equal installments.
Take More Time: Finance Your Tuition
We've partnered with third party lenders, Climb and Skills Fund, to provide you with a variety of options to finance your education. Choose to pay over 12 to 36 months at a competitive interest rate. Financing options differ in each market and are only available to students who commit to our full- and part-time programs. You must be a US citizen to apply for financing.
See Climb and Skills Fund's websites for more information on financing options.
Please note: allow 2-3 weeks before the start of the program to ensure you have enough time to confirm financing in time for your start date.
 Startup Institute is not a lender and makes no representations or warranties about your ability to obtain a loan or the terms of any loan for which you may qualify. The loan information provided on our site is provided to us by lenders and may change at any time. All credit decisions, including loan approval, and the rates, terms and other costs of any loan you are offered, are the sole responsibility of the lenders and may vary based upon the lender you select. We urge you to review carefully each lender's loan application, disclosures and promissory note for final loan terms. There may be other financing options available to you.
To support our commitment to diversity, excellence, and inclusion in the innovation space, Startup Institute is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to qualified applicants. Accepted students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of our full- and part-time programs.
Women in Tech
People of Color in Tech
Seasoned Professionals in Tech (age 40+)
Veterans receive an automatic $1,000 off tuition
Excellence in STEM Scholarship
Demonstrated excellence in a STEM-related field
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, students must complete the online application.
Candidates who are successfully admitted into our full- and part-time program will be considered for all applicable awards. We encourage students to make their interest and qualifications known to their admissions contact during the first interview.