Students who are interested in pursuing UX Academy now have additional flexibility in their payment options through our partner, Climb Credit. Climb offers students a couple of financing options, and this now includes a fully deferred payment plan where you can pay $0 for the first six months of your loan.
We know that making a large financial decision, especially when tied to a career change, can be a stressful choice. This is why we want our students to have options available to them while they pursue their UX design education.
At Designlab, we offer UX Academy learners a variety of choices to ensure that you have control over selecting the payment path that works best for your particular needs. Students have the option to either pay up front, break their payment up over six months through Designlab’s internal payment option, or finance over a longer period of time with Climb Credit. You can read a bit more about the first two options in this article on our Help Center.
Throughout UX Academy, we want to ensure that our students are supported in a variety of ways, including the financial component of the program. Part of Designlab’s core mission is a focus on student success, and Climb Credit’s student-first philosophy makes them an ideal partner in both policy and practice for our learners.
Climb offers students low to no initial monthly payments, so that your education can be your primary focus. Currently, we have two different options if you’re looking to utilize Climb to help finance your journey through UX Academy.
Our newest option that we’re excited to offer through Climb is a Fully Deferred Grace plan. Your tuition payments will be deferred for the first 6 months of your UX Academy tuition loan, allowing you to pay nothing while you focus on your coursework. After the initial 6 months, you’ll pay your principal (meaning the monthly portion of the original tuition loan) and interest off in set monthly installments.
The part-time commitment for UX Academy is 28 weeks (i.e. 7 months) for students who stay on track, meaning many learners will be able to complete their program without having to worry about making a payment. You can see an example of the breakdown for the FDG Loan below.