Flatiron School’s Money-Back Guarantee — How It Works

Over seven years of working with passionate students and helping them launch fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve developed a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first tech job — both on our end and what’s you’re empowered to do on yours. That’s why if you graduate from one of our courses, follow our proven job search process, and don’t land a job within 6 months, we’ll refund your tuition. If you’re interested in studying at Flatiron School and curious about our Money-Back Guarantee, we’ve put together a helpful overview to what it is, how it works, and why it matters.  

Why a Money-Back Guarantee?

At Flatiron School, we’ve built a leading curriculum with experienced instructors and an inclusive community to provide our students with the skills and support to change things — their careers, their futures, their lives. But we don’t stop there. We pair our modern curriculum and dedicated instructors with our best-in-class Career Service program. As part of your tuition, you’ll be matched with a Career Coach who works 1-on-1 with you on a tailored job search that includes developing an employer pipeline, résumé review, interview prep, and more.

We’re so confident in this process that we decided to put our money where our mouth is and offer our Money-Back Guarantee. After you enroll and successfully complete your program at Flatiron School, we’ll support you with your job search, and if you don’t get a job within six months from the beginning of your search — assuming you follow the standards outlined below — we’ll refund your tuition (see terms). We’re committed to your ability to change careers with confidence.

Money-Back Guarantee: How It Works

As a Flatiron School student, you’ll work 1-on-1 with one of our Career Coaches after you graduate to perform a tailored and thorough job search.  There is no one-size-fits-all process, but there are specific actions you can take to improve your chances of landing a job interview and, ultimately, receiving a job offer. These specific actions all fall under our Job Search Requirements.

If six months after graduation you’ve performed these Job Search Requirements with your Career Coach in a well-meaning search and not yet received a Qualifying Job Offer, then you will receive your entire tuition refunded.

What is a Qualifying Job Offer?

At Flatiron School, the goal isn’t just to get you any job. We want to help you jumpstart a career in tech. That’s why we only measure consider a Qualifying Job Offer as one success as a paid position in a field aligned with the discipline you studied.

What are Job Search Requirements?

Shortly before you graduate, you’re paired with a dedicated Career Coach, who is your partner in your job search. Career Coaches help with everything from job search strategy, to helping with employer outreach, to résumé review  and interview prep.

How It Looks: 4 Steps

Step 1 → Enroll at Flatiron School item

Change things by studying software engineering, data science, cybersecurity analytics, or UX/UI design online or at one of our campuses. All Flatiron School courses are covered by our Money-Back Guarantee, provided you meet the terms and conditions.

Step 2 → Graduate successfully

Our Money-Back Guarantee applies only  to students who complete a course and graduate. But, don’t worry, you’ve got some of the industry’s best instructors to help you along the way.

Step 3 → Complete your job search

Work 1-on-1 with your dedicated Career Coach to execute a thorough, strategic job search by performing each task in our proven job search framework.

Step 4 → Receive a job offer, or your money back

If you receive a Qualifying Job Offer and start your new career, then you’ve achieved your goal — congrats! If, after six months of conducting a structured job search in compliance with our guidelines, you haven’t a Qualifying Job Offer, then you are eligible for a full tuition refund.

Frequently asked questions

What courses are covered by the Money-Back Guarantee?

All Flatiron School courses, including Online courses and Access Labs, are covered by our Money-Back Guarantee.

If I exercise my Guarantee, do I receive my money back?

If you exercise your Guarantee, and it meets the terms and conditions and is accepted, then you receive the money that you've paid back.

Do I have to accept a Qualifying Job Offer to lose my Money-Back Guarantee eligibility, or simply receive one?

Once you receive a Qualifying Job Offer, you are no longer eligible to receive your refund after six months.

If I attend Flatiron School with an Income Share Agreement, what happens if I exercise my Money-Back Guarantee?

If a student has an ISA and qualifies to get their money back, they would not be responsible for any future payments on the ISA. If they accrued any interest or fees associated with the ISA, the student would not receive a refund for those fees.