Scholarships | Grants | Financial Aid

Claim Academy offers scholarships, grants and financial aid to help you pay for your training so that you can launch a career that you will love.

Scholarships

Claim Academy has a number of scholarships available to help you fund your Claim Academy training:

  • $500 Women in Technology Scholarship
  • $1000 College Upgrade Scholarship
  • $500 Minority Scholarship
  • $500 Veteran Scholarship

To apply for one, or a maximum of two, of these scholarships, you must apply for, and be accepted into, Claim Academy FIRST. Once you have been accepted into Claim Academy, contact info@claimacademystl.com to learn how to apply for specific scholarships.

Scholarship Options

Women in Technology Scholarship
There is an automatic $500 scholarship for all women who are accepted into an immerse Full Stack Cohort at Claim Academy.

College Upgrade Scholarship
Recent high school graduates or GED recipients (within one calendar year of graduation or GED attainment) are eligible for a $1000 College Upgrade scholarship with proof that they attained their high school graduation or received their GED within one year.

Minority Scholarship
Claim Academy offers an ongoing scholarship fund to promote diversity in software development / software engineering. Applicants from under-represented groups are eligible for a $500 scholarship. You are eligible to apply for this scholarship if you are from an ethnic minority group under-represented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander).

Veteran Scholarship
There is an automatic $500 scholarship for all U.S. veterans in good standing who are accepted into an immersive Full Stack course at Claim Academy. Proof of veteran status is required.


Grants

Claim Academy is an accredited and approved center for workforce development, as designated by the Missouri Workforce Development Board. Because of this designation, you can apply for grants for Claim Academy training through several Missouri regional programs, particularly for eligible dislocated and unemployed job seekers, as well as for transitioning veterans. To apply for a grant for Claim Academy, you must apply for, and be accepted into, Claim Academy FIRST. Once you have been accepted into Claim Academy, contact the Missouri Workforce System office for your county for grant application instructions.

To learn more about training grant options, visit the Missouri Workforce System. Specifically you can apply for grants from your regional area with Missouri, including:

St. Louis City (through SLATE)
SLATE (St. Louis Agency on Training and Development) can assist you in paying for Claim Academy training to help you get job in occupations where employers need you most. To get started, visit SLATE and talk to an Employment and Training Advisor.

Additionally to be able to obtain money for Claim Academy training you should:

  • Register with Missouri Career Centers system and live within St. Louis City
  • Be interested in gaining skills to work in an industry with high employment potential in the Greater St. Louis area
  • Be prepared to discuss your career goals with an Employment and Training Advisor and determine that training will help you get a job
  • Meet all training course prerequisites, including work experience and education. For Claim Academy participants, having your Claim Academy application accepted is the sole prerequisite

Your SLATE Employment and Training Advisor will contact you to let you know if your training assistance has been approved. Learn more about SLATE’s partnership with Claim Academy here.

St. Louis County Division of Workforce Development
In addition to career services, the Saint Louis County Division of Workforce Development offers a variety of training programs that include Claim Academy. Choose the Dislocated Worker option from this page to view an informational document about how to take advantage of this grant.

Dislocated Worker Services are only available to those who are unemployed due to layoff or company closure. Options are also available for U.S. Veterans and possibly for under-served community members. Check with the Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County to learn of options for you.

St. Charles County (through its Missouri Job Center)
Contact the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development (Also known as the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County) to learn about training grants to attend Claim Academy if you live in St. Charles County.

Other Missouri Counties
Find the Missouri Job Center on this map and then contact or stop by the office to learn about specific training grants that may allow you to attend Claim Academy for little or no cost.


Financial Aid

Claim Academy has two powerful financial aid partners to help incoming students make high-quality tech boot camp education a reality.

Skills Fund

Finance your Claim Academy tuition with Skills Fund
Launch a career you love with a payment plan that works for you

Claim Academy is a proud Skills.fund partner to bring powerful financing options to our incoming students. Skills.fund is an exclusive lending partner with a mission to make high-quality tech boot camp education, like what is offered at Claim Academy, available to all. They’ve audited our curriculum and outcome to ensure your success, and now they want to help you pay your tuition.

Look to Skills Fund to...

  • Finance your Claim Academy tuition and the cost of living
  • Secure a universal interest rate for all students (regardless of your credit history)
  • Learn your rate, annual percentage rate (APR), and payment plan before applying

If you’re considering joining Claim Academy for an upcoming Full Stack Java or .NET C# cohort, this could be an incredible opportunity for you.

Visit Skills.fund today learn more about your financing options, then submit your application to Claim Academy FIRST. You must apply to Claim Academy before applying for Skills.fund financing.

Pave

Pave gives you access to affordable funding at a great rate with a very simple process.

Pave offers 3-year loans with interest rates of 8%, 10%, 13%, or 15% depending on credit worthiness. There is an upfront origination fee on the loan ranging from 1% to 6% which is deducted from your loan.

In addition to your completed application, Pave will need a copy of your passport (or driver's license + birth certificate) to verify your identity and citizenship. We will also need a copy of two recent bank statements to evaluate your current asset level. And, we will need a copy of your course enrollment letter to verify that you have been accepted into an upcoming Claim Academy cohort.

With Pave, you will receive your loan funds in your specified bank account in no more than week weeks from application. It often takes as little as one week.

Visit Pave today learn more about your financing options, then submit your application to Claim Academy FIRST. You must apply to Claim Academy before applying for Pave financing.

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