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How Flatiron School's Deferred Payment Plan Works with Online Courses in the UK

How does Flatiron School’s Deferred Payment Plan in the UK work?

Flatiron School’s Deferred Payment Plans (DPPs) make career-change education more accessible for students in the UK. With a DPP, you pay nothing toward your tuition until after you leave Flatiron School and are earning at least the minimum income — regardless of job type or industry. You don’t pay until you are getting paid.

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Flexible Eligibility

New students enroling in Flatiron School Part-Time and Full-Time Online Programs who are UK citizens living in the UK.

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Dedicated Career Services

Our career services team has a proven track record helping students get jobs. Students can aspire to change their career with confidence.

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Pay Tuition After You’re Earning

After leaving Flatiron School, getting hired and earning a minimum monthly gross income of £1,666.67, annualised to £20,000 per year, tuition payments will only ever reflect 10% of your monthly gross income, including variable interest, calculated using the Office for National Statistics Retail Price Index.

How It Works: 4 Steps

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Step 1 → Apply to a Course

Apply to a Full-Time or Part-Time course online at Flatiron School. Tell us about yourself and why you want to start a career in software engineering or data science. Our Admissions team will follow up directly and guide you through our admissions process.

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Step 2 → Learn and Graduate

Once accepted at Flatiron School, you’ll learn the 21st century tech skills necessary to launch a successful career, whether in software engineering or data science.

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Step 3 → Get That Job

Work 1:1 with a dedicated career coach to find a job that’s right for you. You’ll be matched with a dedicated Career Coach  to support you with employer outreach, CV review, interview prep, and even salary negotiation. Once hired, benefit from a 3-month grace period before payments begin at 10% of your monthly gross income.

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Step 4 → Start Paying Back Tuition

Once you’re making at least the minimum income threshold of £1,666.67 (annualised to £20,000 per year), make monthly payments equal to 10% of your gross monthly income, until repayment of the deferred tuition is made, plus any interest accrued, or 120 months have passed since the end of your grace period, whichever comes first.

Courses Where the Deferred Payment Program is Available

Currently, Flatiron School’s DPP is available only for the Full-Time and Part-Time paces of our Online courses. As we expand our DPP program, you can find updates on payment plan options in the UK here.

Terms & FAQs

How does payment work?

Students in our Full-Time or Part-Time Online courses can defer their entire tuition fee until after they’ve graduated or left the program.*

Once you leave Flatiron School, you will have a three-month grace period before payments begin. After the three month period has passed, and you are earning a minimum of £1,666.67 per month (annualised to £20,000 per year) in total pre-tax income, you will begin monthly payments at 10% of total pre-tax monthly income. You will continue to make payments until repayment of the deferred tuition is made, plus any interest accrued, or 120 months have passed since the end of your grace period, whichever comes first.

You will set up monthly payments via the EdAid platform. On the 1st of each month, payments will be initiated from your designated bank account by Direct Debit.

*Subject to approval. Credit provided by the EdAid Foundation authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 813354) and administered by the EdAid Ltd. platform (FRN 673376).

How much will I pay?

The amount you will pay each month will be determined by your income, with payments set at 10% of total pre-tax monthly income, if and only when earning the equivalent of £1,666.67 per month.  The total amount you will pay will vary based upon your earnings and the time it will take for your to pay your tuition plus any applicable interest charges. Further information on the cost of credit can be found via EdAid.

When do payments begin?

After you leave Flatiron School, you have a three month grace period before entering repayment. Then, payments begin once you start earning the equivalent of £1,666.67 per month, annualised to £20,000 per year in total pre-tax income.

Have more questions regarding our Deferred Payment Plan? Contact us at admissions@flatironschool.com or refer to our income-based payment provider EdAid.