Tuition

Our creative education is tailored for you, so are our financing options.

School of Design

Upfront

Pay now, learn today
$ 6,800* one-time upfront
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Lowest total tuition
  • Pay one-time and enroll directly
  • No interest rate to worry about
Global

Split

Make smaller payments
$ 700* $1,200 down then $700/m for 8 months
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Non-refundable downpayment of $1,200
  • Evenly split your tuition into 8
  • No interest rates to worry about
Global

Are you from the U.S.?

If you are a legal resident of the United States, you can apply for a student loan through our financing partner Meritize. However, you must apply and receive approval first before applying for enrollment.

Deferred Tuition Agreement

Apply with Meritize

Meritize is a trusted student loan lender that provides deferred tuition financing based on students’ “merit scores”.

Portfolio School

Upfront

Pay now, learn today
$ 1,600* one-time total
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Lowest total tuition
  • Pay one-time and enroll directly
  • No interest rate to worry about
Global

Split

Make smaller payments
$ 535* per month for 3 months
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Evenly split your tuition into 3
  • Less total payment than "Defer"
  • No interest rate to worry about
Global
*We are obligated to collect sales tax based on your state of residence if you are from the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., whether or not you will pay sales tax is based on your country’s law.

Upfront

Pay now, learn today
$ 2,800* one-time total
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Lowest total tuition
  • Pay one-time and enroll directly
  • No interest rate to worry about
Global

Split

Make smaller payments
$ 700* per month for 4 months
  • Available to students worldwide
  • Evenly split your tuition into 4
  • Less total payment than "Defer"
  • No interest rate to worry about
Global
*We are obligated to collect sales tax based on your state of residence if you are from the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., whether or not you will pay sales tax is based on your country’s law.

Are you from the U.S.?

If you are a legal resident of the United States, you can apply for a student loan through our financing partner Meritize. However, you must apply and receive approval first before applying for enrollment.

Deferred Tuition Agreement

Apply with Meritize

Meritize is a trusted student loan lender that provides deferred tuition financing based on students’ “merit scores”.

Short Courses

Introduction to Color

$499

Introduction to Typography

$499

Introduction to Design Layouts

$499

Design Systems

$499

Introduction to User Interface Design

$699

Design Accessibility

$499

Brand Design

$499

Art Direction

$699

*We are obligated to collect sales tax based on your state of residence if you are from the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., whether or not you will pay sales tax is based on your country’s law.

Merit-Based Scholarship

At Path Unbound, we provide scholarships to students with demonstrated financial needs as part of our mission to make design education accessible. You may apply for merit-based scholarships by completing our creative challenge.

Dropout Policy

In the event that you decide to discontinue or withdraw from the course, you must provide written notice. Our drop-out and refund policies vary by form of financing you elect.
Upfront
Please refer to the table below for refund percentages based on when withdrawal occurs:
Enrollment Time Refund Amount
During the 1st week of study: 100% Refund
During the 2nd week of study: 50% Refund
During the 3rd week of study: 25% Refund
After the 3rd week of study: 0% Refund
Split
Refunds for installment agreements are the same as listed above and are based on the total monthly payment submitted.
Deferred
You will be entitled to receive a 75% refund of tuition if you withdraw before or upon 25% completion of the course; 
50% refund if you complete more than 25% of the course but less than 50% of the course; 25% refund if you have completed more than 50% but less than 75% of the course. If you have completed more than 75% of the course, you will not receive a refund.

Extension Policy

In the event that you need to extend your course access due to various reasons after your maximum course completion date, we have two options to help you finish your program:

Monthly Extension

Extend your course access monthly with full instructor support
$ 600 monthly
  • Provides 4 instructor sessions per month
  • Full course access
  • Same level of homework support

On-Demand Extension

Extend your course access with on-demand instructor support
$ 200 monthly + $150/session
  • Full course access
  • On-demand instructor session at $150/session
  • Same level of homework support

FAQs

Extended programs include School of Design and Portfolio School are eligible for financing. Short courses are not available for financing or scholarships.

No, short courses only offer the one-time payment option due to their lower costs.

We partner with Meritize, a trusted provider for deferred tuition agreement for students in the US and Stride Funding, another trusted provider for income share agreements for students in the US.

 

If live outside of the US, or you'd like to simply make even monthly payments, you have the option of choosing our in-house Monthly Payment plan financing method. Your method of payment will be charged a recurring monthly payment (see monthly payment column in the financing table for your program on this page). If your payment fails for any given month, your enrollment may be terminated. You will be given a 5 day grace period to resubmit your payment after our courtesy notice to avoid enrollment disruption.

Deferred Tuition Agreement is a form of tuition financing that allows students to attend educational programs without upfront payment. The agreement is that once a student secures employment or hits a predefined grace period after graduation (60 days in our case), they will start making the agreed-upon monthly payment until the maximum payment cap is reached.

 

Our deferred tuition agreement plan is designed to maximize benefits to students without the exploitative nature of similar plans from other schools. You will not be paying more than the maximum payment cap, nor will your payment amount be based on a percentage of your salary. Your interest rate  is determined by a number of factors established by our loan provider and the exact terms will be provided to you if your application is approved. 

 

This financing option is currently only available to students in the U.S. We partner with Meritize to provide this financing option to our students.

Monthly payment plans work like subscriptions that have an expiration date. You are splitting the total amount of tuition evenly over a number of months. Auto payment setup is required and failure of payment methods in any given month will result in termination of enrollment after 5 days of grace period has passed. This financing option is available to students worldwide.

 

Compared to deferred tuition agreement, students will be paying less with this option in total but will be paying more in total compared to upfront one-time payment.

 

Students on deferred tuition plans make a down payment on their tuition. No other payment is required until they graduate with a job and that the job hits the minimum salary floor or once they hit the predefined grace period (in our case, it is 60 days after graduation).

 

Students on a monthly payment plan immediately starts making even-split monthly payment in addition to paying a down payment as specified in our tuition policy as soon as they enroll.

We partnered with trusted financial providers to provide deferred tuition agreement solution to our students. They will reach out to you regarding all the financial documents you need to provide.

Due to the fact that monthly payment plan is available to students worldwide, we do not conduct credit check as each country has its own system. However, as it works like a subscription plan with an expiration date, if payment is not submitted on any given month, enrollment will be terminated after a 5-days grace period.

We partner with trusted financial providers for your deferred tuition plan process. We have no access to your financial information. Our partner has their own privacy policy - please discuss with representatives from our financing partner to learn how they handle your financial information.

If you fail to make a monthly payment for the Deferred Tuition Agreement or Income Share Agreement, you will need to refer to the terms listed on the contract when you apply with our financing provider. They will list the options in the contract - make sure you read through them carefully and arrange a call with them in case anything is confusing. We do not get involved in the collection process directly.

If you fail to make a monthly payment for the monthly payment plan financing, you will be given a courtesy notice. After 5 days of grace period, your enrollment will be terminated until your payment is provided to us again.

We are obligated to collect sales tax the same way all businesses do. If you are located within the U.S., your tax rate will be automatically calculated based on the address you input to our system during enrollment. 

 

If you are located outside the U.S., whether and how much you pay taxes is based on your country's law. Our system automatically calculates based on legal information. 

While we encourage students to finish their course within the maximum course completion time specified on their enrollment agreement, we do understand that there are unforeseen circumstances that students didn't anticipate when they enrolled. We have two flexible plans for students who need extensions to finish their study. Please check out our Extension Policy.

Yes! Please book an admission call with us to discuss your financing needs.

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