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 not only their financial earning power, but on the career and life satisfaction.

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 Timeline that incorporates the different ways that DCI can help alleviate the cost of the program to you.


Program Acceptance

Congrats, you’ve taken the first step towards career acceleration!

WIOA Funds

Receive up to $7,000* in local Workforce Board grants

Job Placement

Start a full-time job in within your program occupation

Employer Contribution

Employers frequently contribute development funds towards your tuition costs

Dept of Labor Grant

Receive up to $5,000* in US Dept of Labor Apprenticeship grants

Flexible Payment Options

We offer flexible payment options for any tuition amount not covered by grants or employer contributions


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:


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:

  • Interest-free
  • Spread out over 18-months
  • Calculated after any contributions from your employer and/or grants


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 (hello@climbcredit.com), 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 hereCompleting 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.

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