How do your payment plans work for UX Academy?

We offer three payment options for UX Academy:

  • Upfront payment plan
  • Monthly payment plans through Designlab
  • Financing (loan) options serviced by Climb Credit

Read on for more details about each payment plan option, and feel free to reach out to Admissions at admissions@designlab.com with any questions!

 

Upfront Payment

The upfront payment plan is the lowest-cost payment option because it doesn't involve any interest or servicing fees. You'll be able to select this option when you fill out the enrollment form, after being accepted into UX Academy. We accept upfront payment via credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

 

Here's how tuition and upfront payments break down if you apply directly to UX Academy:

  • $7,749 total 
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $7,350 charged on the start date of UX Academy

Here's how tuition and upfront payments break down if you take Foundations first:

  • $7,749 total 
  • Foundations: $499 charged on the start date of Foundations
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $6,850 charged on the start date of UX Academy

 

Monthly Payment Plans

The monthly payment plans offered through Designlab don't involve any interest, but they do have a $400 servicing fee. We accept monthly payments via credit card or debit card.

Our standard monthly payment plan is a 6-month payment plan. You'll be able to select this option when you fill out the enrollment form, after being accepted into UX Academy.

We also offer a 10-month payment plan. If you'd like to utilize the 10-month payment plan, please reach out to the Admissions Team in advance of the course and we can help set it up for you.

 

Here's how tuition and monthly payments break down if you apply directly to UX Academy:

  • $7,749 tuition + $400 servicing fee = $8,149 total
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $1,292/month for 6 months (or $775/month for 10 months)

Here's how tuition and monthly payments break down if you take Foundations first:

  • $7,749 total tuition + $400 servicing fee = $8,149 total
  • Foundations: $499 charged on the start date of Foundations
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $1,208/month for 6 months (or $725/month for 10 months)

 

Financing (loan) options serviced by Climb Credit

Taking out a loan through our financing partner, Climb Credit, is the lowest monthly cost option. The interest rate for your loan will be based on your FICO score and the rate will be fixed for the duration of the loan. Financing through Climb Credit requires a US address or US-based co-signer.

You'll be able to select Climb as your payment option when you fill out the enrollment form, after being accepted into UX Academy. You'll also need to complete the loan application process before the start of your course.

Climb allows you to set up your loan repayments over anywhere from 6–36 months, and they offer both interest-only and fully-deferred repayment options:

  • Interest-only: pay only the interest on your loan during the first 6 months and start making larger payments after that
  • Fully-deferred: pay $0 for the first 6 months and start making payments after that

If you'd like to learn more about your specific financing options, we recommend reaching out to Climb directly.

 

Here's how your tuition and estimated Climb payments would break down if you apply directly to UX Academy:

  • $7,749 tuition + interest $8,091 – $9,677
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $218 – $253/month, depending on the repayment options you select

Here's how your tuition and estimated Climb payments would break down if you take Foundations first:

  • $7,749 total tuition + interest $8,091 – $9,677
  • Foundations: $499 charged on the start date of Foundations
  • Enrollment deposit: $399 charged at the time of enrollment (to save your spot in the UX Academy cohort)
  • UX Academy: $218 – $253/month, depending on the repayment options you select

 

Important Notes

Payment plan eligibility: Eligibility for a UX Academy monthly payment plan is dependent upon on-time payment of your Foundations tuition, if you enrolled in this prerequisite course.

Payments via PayPal: If you'd like to pay by PayPal, please reach out to the Designlab team before the launch date to confirm. You can refer to this article for information about how to pay via PayPal.

Enrollment deposit: All admitted students must pay the refundable $399 enrollment deposit to save their spot in the program, regardless of which payment plan option they select.

Combining payment plan options: It's not possible to choose more than one payment plan option (i.e. a partial up-front payment and Climb Credit). 

Currency and exchange rate: All tuition information is provided in USD. Tuition is charged in USD and subject to any currency exchange rates or foreign banking transaction fees.