has joined the Ascent family!

Skills Fund & Ascent will both operate under the Ascent brand and are committed to delivering affordable loan options to millions of underserved students.

Bootcamp Loans

How it works

Our mission is simple – to provide access to career-transforming education. This is why we help students pay tuition and living expenses at schools that launch great careers.

We’re committed to helping students access career-changing education.

We exclusively partner with accelerated learning programs. Why? Because they work. According to Course Report’s 2019 Outcomes and Demographics Report, 83% of graduates have been employed in a job that leverages the skills they learned at a bootcamp.

51%

Average Salary Increase

$67k

Average Post-Bootcamp Salary

$22k

Average Salary Lift

Here’s how it works

Find the school that is right for you

We evaluate every school for quality and only partner with schools that meet our high standards. Bottom line, we work with schools that we think are worth your time and money to help you transform your career.

Preview your loan options upfront

Once you are accepted into your program of choice, you can preview your loan options upfront and find the right loan option for your needs. Whether you want to pay your loan off as fast as possible, pay nothing while you’re studying and for 3 months after or you need funds for cost of living while you study, we offer flexible loan options tailored to your needs.

Apply in minutes

Our simple loan platform allows you to quickly apply for your loan, and you’ll know right away if you have been pre-qualified. If you are not approved, you will be given the opportunity to add a co-signer to strengthen your application.

We pay your school

Once you sign your final loan documents, you’re all set! We update your school and we send tuition directly to your school. If part of the loan is covering your living expenses, that is sent directly to you via check or direct deposit.

Repay your loan and experience a return on education

Work with our loan servicing partners to enroll in Autopay, so you can focus on your new career. You’re on your way to a fresh start and the beginning of a great career!

Our flexible payment options

You get a monthly repayment plan with low payments, fixed rates, and no prepayment penalties.

Deferred Repayment

Make no payments in school and for three months after

Interest-Only Repayment

Make small interest-only payments in school and for three months after.

Immediate Repayment

Make full payments beginning about one month after your program starts.

Deferred Tuition or Outcomes Loan

Make no payments until you receive a qualifying job offer. Additional terms apply.

Take the first step

If you’re looking for a program to help you transform your life, let us be your guide.