There is no doubt that the DCI Apprenticeship is an investment in your future. Our apprentices recognize the long-term impact that coaching, mentoring and expert instruction will have on accelerating their career, increasing their financial earning power, and gaining clarity in their life purpose.
Still, it is not a decision that should be made lightly. In addition to investing between 10-20 hours per week on sessions and project-based learning, there is the cost of tuition to consider.
To help you evaluate, below is a Funding Breakdown that incorporates the different ways that DCI can help alleviate the cost of the program to you.
Receive up to *7,000 in local workforce board grants
Dept of Labor Grant
Receive up to **$6,200 in Dept of Labor Apprenticeship grant
As an apprentice at DCI, you won’t be obligated to pay tuition until after you are in a full-time role. Still, we recognize that any financial commitment is an important decision, so we launched our Diversity Scholarship as a way to help remove financial barriers to success.
Eligible apprentices can receive up to $2,000 towards their tuition. Learn more on the Diversity and Equity page.
DCI does not directly determine your compensation – that is between you and your employer. However, you will likely earn an average entry-level salary as you enter the role with no competencies
Most apprentices receive an employer contribution, workforce grant, and/or scholarship of at least $2,000,
*Funds eligibility and distribution determined by local Workforce Board
**Employer must consent
FLEXIBLE TUITION OPTIONS
As an apprentice at DCI, you won’t be obligated to pay tuition until after you are in a full-time role. Still, we recognize that any financial commitment is an important decision, so we offer 2 different options to match your needs:
MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION
DCI offers the ability for all apprentices to pay tuition in monthly installments. In many cases, these can be paid directly on your behalf from your employer, or you can set up payment directly with DCI if you choose. The monthly payments are:
- Spread out over 18-months
- Calculated after any contributions from your employer and/or grants
48 MONTH PAYMENTS THROUGH CLIMB CREDIT
Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education.
- A free online application, which can be completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to your credit score
- Instant decisions 95% of the time, with the ability to accept and e-sign your documents in just a few clicks
- Friendly and responsive customer service available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (888-510-0533) and instant chat from 9am to 9pm Eastern
Not sure which is right for you? Don’t worry, you don’t have to make any decisions yet. And until you know what your full-time salary will be and subtract any contributions from your employer or other sources, it doesn’t make sense to commit to either yet.
Still, if you’d like to make sure that 48-month plan is an option, you can fill out the quick loan application here. Completing the application will not commit you to anything, but it will give you information about what your monthly payments could be if you chose that option in the future.