Can I use my outside scholarship or funding to pay for UX Academy?

If you have access to outside scholarships, grants, loans, or other funding sources, we'd love to help in any way we can so that you'll be able to use them to pay for your course.

While every situation is unique, the most important thing to know is that you should check with the organization or institution that provides the funding to see if it can be applied toward your UX Academy course.


Here are a few additional pieces of information that might help you in your communications:

  • Designlab is licensed in the State of California by the Bureau for Private and Postsecondary Education (BPPE). You can find our licensing information on the BPPE's website.
  • Designlab is not accredited in the same way as a traditional college or university degree program, so US federal sources of funding (ex. Pell grants, federal student loans) can't be used toward your tuition.
  • Once you've been accepted into UX Academy and enrolled in a cohort, we'll send you a Student Agreement that includes all of the details of your course. This agreement might be useful to show to the funding organization/institution to verify any aspects of the educational program.


If you have further questions about your particular situation, please reach out to the Admissions team by emailing us at or scheduling a call and we'll be happy to help!