Deferred Tuition

Learn now, pay later. It is our mission to improve the financial future of our learners. Our entire curriculum has been designed to be the most direct path to getting our learners high paying jobs after graduation, and the new deferred tuition option backs our commitment. With $0 upfront and our 110% Tuition Refund Guarantee, Deferred Tuition brings your career goals within reach.

  • You'll apply at Ascent Funding for a loan to pay BloomTech's tuition.

    Ascent applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, or DACA recipients. U.S. temporary residents and other individuals who do not qualify on their own can apply for Deferred Tuition with a creditworthy co-signer that is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

    For more information, see
    this document about the application process.
  • Once approved, you pay $0 in tuition upfront. You will not be required to make payments while you are in school, or for up to one year of job searching after graduation. Like a traditional loan, it will accrue interest (at a rate of 12.5%) until the loan has been completely paid off.
  • Once you graduate and receive any combination of positions paying $50,000 or more pre-tax per year (or $4,166 per month for at least 3 consecutive months), you’ll start paying back your Deferred Tuition.
  • Once in repayment, you’ll make fixed monthly payments for 60 months. Payments are predictable and do not change based on your income. That means you’ll pay the same amount whether you make $50,000 or $150,000.
  • Deferred Tuition is backed by BloomTech’s 110% Tuition Refund Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job search program, and don’t secure positions paying the Qualifying Amount within 1 year of graduation, you’ll owe nothing. In fact, we believe in our job-driven school so much that we’ll pay you an extra 10% of your tuition on top of the 100% of tuition we will refund.
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110% GUARANTEE

Our 110% Tuition Refund Guarantee

If you choose to pay your tuition upfront or with the Outcomes Based Loan, you may qualify for our Tuition Refund Guarantee. We’re so confident that our programs provide a direct path to a high paying job that we offer the following guarantee:

If you qualify for our Tuition Refund Guarantee, fulfill the requirements, and still don’t get a job paying $50,000 a year (or $4,166 a month) within 365 days after graduation, you don’t have to pay. In fact, we believe in our job-driven school so much that we'll pay you an extra 10% of your tuition on top of the 100% of tuition that we will refund.

how to qualify

How to get help with your
Deferred Tuition

Make sure you have read your agreement in full and understand the terms before you sign.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ascent.

Ascent

Support email: bloomtechhelp@ascentfunding.com
Mon - Thurs 7am - 5pm PT
Fri 7am - 4pm PT
Phone number:
(877) 279-2614

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Pay Up Front

Pay $21,950 in a single payment
or 3 installments. If you don't get a job, you may qualify for a full refund.

How it works

Income Share Agreements

After a down payment, pay a small percent of your income only if you land a high paying job. If you don't earn at least $50K, you don't pay.

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Deferred Tuition Questions

Important Note: The FAQs below explain certain tuition and Deferred Tuition features and terms but do not override any terms in the loan itself. Students should read their Enrollment Agreement, loan contract, and Tuition Refund Guarantee carefully to understand their terms. All offers are subject to change.
What is Deferred Tuition?
It is our mission to improve the financial future of our learners. Our entire curriculum has been designed to be the most direct path to getting our learners high paying jobs after graduation, and the new Deferred Tuition option backs our commitment. With deferred tuition, you’ll pay no tuition upfront to attend BloomTech. You’ll apply for a loan through Ascent Funding to finance the upfront tuition amount ($21,950) of your BloomTech program. If after 365 days of receiving a Certificate of Completion from a BloomTech program, you are not earning or have received offers for at least $50,000 a year (or the equivalent of $4,166 per month for 3 consecutive months) in compliance with the Tuition Refund Guarantee (TRG), you may be eligible for a 110% refund of your Deferred Tuition.

If you are approved for a TRG refund, BloomTech will forgive 100% of your tuition, cause your lender to refund any amounts paid by you on your loan (including interest and fees actually paid), and offer you a one-time payment of $2,195.00. This payment is taxable.

Student borrowers who would like to apply for a TRG refund must do so within 30 days of the Termination Date listed in their Tuition Refund Guarantee.
Am I eligible for Deferred Tuition?
Ascent Funding will conduct a soft credit check for all individuals applying for a loan. Loans to finance BloomTech tuition are available to individuals who are US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, or DACA recipients. U.S. temporary residents and other individuals who do not qualify on their own can apply for a loan with a creditworthy co-signer that is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
What is the term of a loan for a BloomTech program?
Loans for BloomTech programs are 60-month loans. The 60-month term does not include the time a learner spends in school at BloomTech or the amount of time spent looking for and securing a job offer. After 60 months of on-time payments, 100% of the outstanding balance will be paid off. Please see the partner page with Ascent Funding for more specifics..
What is the interest rate?
All approved loans for BloomTech programs have a 12.5% interest rate. Interest will accrue on the loan until the loan is fully paid off. Please see the partner page with Ascent Funding for more specifics.
Are there other fees associated with the loan?
Approved borrowers will be charged a 5% origination fee (one-time) in addition to the interest that accrues over time on the outstanding loan principal balance. The origination fee helps cover administrative fees associated with originating the loan. It is added to the loan principal and is paid off over the term of the loan. Please see the partner page with Ascent Funding for more specifics.
Does this mean that learners who take longer to complete their program and find a job pay more?
Because interest will continue to accrue during the periods when a learner is (1) in school and (2) in the job search, those who spend longer completing their BloomTech program or finding a job after graduation will accrue more total interest on their loan than those who graduate on-time and secure employment.
When does a learner start making payments on the loan?
No payments are required when a learner is in school, or searching for a job within the period defined by BloomTech’s Tuition Refund Guarantee
Can I pause my loan from accruing interest if I have an extenuating circumstance or need to step away for military service?
Ascent grants up to 12 months of hardship forbearance to help learners navigate difficult times. Additionally, Ascent offers Active Military Duty Deferment up to a cumulative limit of 36 months. However, please note that interest will continue to accrue during any period of forbearance. It is the learner’s responsibility to contact Launch, the loan servicer for Ascent’s bootcamp loans, in the event of extenuating circumstances. BloomTech has no responsibility to contact Ascent or Launch and cannot approve forbearance requests. Please contact Launch for a full list of forbearance options.
Can a learner begin making payments on their loan early (i.e., before they have secured a job)?
Yes, you may begin paying off your loan at any time. There is no penalty for prepayment.
What BloomTech programs is the Deferred Tuition available for?
Deferred Tuition is currently available for the Web Development, Data Science, and Backend Development programs at BloomTech.
What will monthly payments be with the loan?
The exact monthly amount will depend on a number of factors, namely the length of time a learner spends in school and subsequently spends in the job search upon receiving a BloomTech Certificate of Completion. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500-$600 per month, although this will depend on the amount of interest accrued and the total amount of Deferred Tuition once you begin making payments. Please see the partner page with Ascent for a calculator that will help you project total amount and monthly payments.
What is the total amount I will pay if I elect Deferred Tuition option?
The total amount learners who finance their tuition with a Deferred Tuition will pay varies based on how long it takes a learner to complete their BloomTech program and subsequently how long they spend searching for a job. Please see the partner page with Ascent for a calculator that will help you project total amount and monthly payments.
How is Deferred Tuition different from an ISA?
There are several ways in which Deferred Tuition differs from a BloomTech ISA:

Learners who finance their BloomTech tuition with Deferred Tuition and graduate are eligible for BloomTech’s Tuition Refund Guarantee (TRG). The TRG is not available to learners who sign up for a BloomTech ISA.

Whereas ISA monthly payments scale based on income (meaning you pay more if you land a higher paying job, but in no event more than a total of $40k), monthly payments are fixed with the Deferred Tuition. You’ll pay the same amount each month whether you’re making $50,000 per year or $150,000 per year. 

The term of the loan is fixed, whereas BloomTech ISAs can have a variable term. You’ll make 60 monthly payments on the loan (assuming no prepayment), compared to up to 48 monthly payments with an ISA. A BloomTech ISA has a maximum total term of 95 months.
How does the Deferred Tuition vest?
Deferred Tuition taken out to finance tuition for a BloomTech program will begin vesting once a learner has started the 3rd sprint of their program. Deferred Tuition fully vests after a learner has started a number of sprints equal to 50% of their BloomTech program length. For 24-sprint programs (web development, data science), the loan is fully vested after the start of the 13th sprint. For 36-sprint programs (backend development), the loan is fully vested after the start of the 19th sprint. Vesting schedules may vary by state; please read your Enrollment Agreement for the most up-to-date information.
What happens if a learner selects Deferred Tuition but does not complete their BloomTech program?
Learners who start the 3rd sprint of their BloomTech program but do not graduate from their program will still be responsible for paying off their loan. They may not be responsible for paying back 100% of the loan, depending on when they withdrew or were withdrawn from their BloomTech program. Generally, the principal amount of the loan is 100% vested at 50% program completion, although policies may vary by state. Learners should check their Enrollment Agreements for more specific information.
Is the Deferred Tuition available in California?
Yes, the Deferred Tuition is now available to California residents.
Can I have another ISA with another school (not BloomTech) and still qualify for Deferred Tuition?
While learners who have ISAs with another school cannot sign up for a BloomTech ISA, it does not disqualify them Deferred Tuition eligibility. Ascent will run a soft credit check on all loan applicants. Ascent applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients. U.S. temporary residents and other individuals who do not qualify can apply for a loan with a creditworthy co-signer that is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. BloomTech recommends reviewing your financial situation to determine if a loan makes sense.
When should I apply for the loan?
Ascent requires that learners apply for a loan within 90 days of their desired program start date with BloomTech.
Can someone else take out the loan for me?
No, the loan must be associated with the individual attending BloomTech. Individuals who do not qualify on their own can apply for a loan with a creditworthy co-signer that is a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

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