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Ignite: ISA Program

Confidently Invest In Your Future

A unique pay-as-you-succeed financing program for DWC students.  There are no upfront costs to start and no student loans.  Pay back your tuition once you have secured a job with a salary equivalent of $40,000 or more.

Income Share Agreement Financial Aid

Ignite: ISA Program

Confidently Invest In Your Career

A unique pay-as-you-succeed financing program for DWC students.  There are no upfront costs to start and no student loans.  Pay back your tuition once you have secured a job with a salary equivalent of $40,000 or more.

Financial Aid Income Share Agreement

Spark Your Career

Income Share Agreement Financial Aid

$0 Upfront

Pay nothing to get started.

You focus on education and not the costs.

Income Share Agreement Financial Aid

Pay Once You Earn $40k

Once you earn a minimum income threshold salary equivalent of $40,000 or more, you pay back your tuition as an income share for 36 months.

Never owe more than 1.5 times your tuition.

Income Share Agreement Financial Aid

No Student Loans

Unlike traditional student loans, Ignite allows you to pay-as-you-succeed and is a results-based financing option.

Student protections also include a payment cap and a defined time window.

Steps To Success

01

Apply Online

Quick, easy application process you can complete within a few minutes.

02

Learn Today

Create a flexible schedule with your student advisor with small class sizes that are always live and hands-on.

03

Build Your Portfolio

Real-world projects that will prepare you for a new career with one-on-one mentoring from our instructors.

04

Land A Job

Add to your resume and find the job you want.  During your search, work 1-on-1 with a career coach to improve your job search and resume writing.

05

No Student Loans

Unlike traditional student loan programs, you owe nothing until you land a job making a minimum income salary equivalent of $40,000+. Your payments end when you hit the payment cap or defined time window.

06

Payment Flexibility

You pay as you succeed.  Enjoy a 3-month grace period after graduation with no payments due and you never have to pay if you aren’t earning above the minimum income threshold.
Financial Aid Income Share Agreement
success rate of program graduates last year from unemployed to employed
Financial Aid Income Share Agreement Career Coaching
career coaching and
mentoring services included
Financial Aid Income Share Agreement Salary Increase
average increase in salary of certificate program students
*program statistics data compiled from 2017-2018 DWC student exit survey

A Student’s Example Journey

Emma’s Income Share Agreement (ISA) Terms

  • $8,000 ISA for Frontend Web Development Bootcamp
  • $40,000 Annual ($3,333.34 Monthly) Minimum Income Threshold
  • 3-Month Grace Period
  • 36 Monthly Required Payments
  • 10% Income Share
  • 1.5x Payment Cap ($12,000)
Income Share Agreement Financial Aid Timeline
Financial Aid Income Share Agreement Timeline

Questions on the Ignite ISA Program?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ignite Program?

Ignite is an Income Share Agreement (ISA), which is a unique agreement between a student and Digital Workshop Center. Ignite allows a student to receive tuition assistance in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future income.

As a DWC student, you pay nothing upfront to start your program and have no student loans.

After you graduate, you have a 3-month grace period to find the job you want.  Once you are earning a minimum income threshold salary equivalent of $40,000 (or $3,333.34/month), then you pay back 10% of your income for 36 months.

Ignite is a pay-as-you-succeed model and results based financing option.  This program allows a student to focus on education and not the financial barriers to enter a higher education program.

How Can Ignite Help With Education Costs?

Education should be your focus.  Ignite allows DWC students to pay nothing upfront to enroll in a career certificate program and pay-as-you-succeed in your career.

The ISA program comes with key consumer protections, like a minimum income threshold salary equivalent of $40,000—so that graduates don’t have to pay if they aren’t earning— a payment cap, and a defined time cap.

In the Ignite program, if you make a higher salary, you pay more.  If you make less, you pay less.  If you don’t secure a job within the 72 month payment window, you pay nothing.   If you lose your job at any point, you pay nothing until you have gotten back on your feet.

How Do I Get Started?

To enroll in the Ignite ISA program, you need to complete the application for the program online here.

Administrative staff from DWC will be in contact with next steps.

What DWC Programs Are Eligible?

The Ignite program is currently eligible for Digital marketing, Advanced Graphic Design, or Frontend Web Development certificates.

Custom plans including at least one of the above certificates are also eligible.  (Some restrictions may apply).

Students must also have U.S. citizenship (or permanent residency) and be 18 or older at the time of signing your agreement.

Contact DWC to speak to a student advisor and learn about your funding options.

When Do I Start Making Payments?

The Ignite program is a results-based financing option for DWC students.

After graduation, you have a 3-month grace period to allow you time to search for a job.  You begin making payments after your grace period as long as your minimum income threshold salary equivalent is $40,000 or more.

You only make payments on your ISA agreement, while you are above the minimum income threshold.

What Happens If My Job Status Changes?

While enrolled in the Ignite ISA program, you can defer payments at any time if your job status changes and your minimum income threshold salary equivalent falls below $40,000 (or $3,333.34 month).

Your maximum payment window is capped at 72 months (36 months of payments and 36 total months allowed for deferment).

How Does the Ignite Program End?

Your program will end in one of the following scenarios:

  • You make all 36 required payments
  • You hit the payment cap of 1.5 times your tuition amount
  • You reach the end of your 72 month total payment window (36 months of payment plus 36 months of available deferment)