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We’re making it easier for you to finance your studies

We understand just how tight money is at the moment, so we've been working hard to ensure our course remains as accessible as possible, reducing our upfront deposit, removing our Diversity Grant so we can reduce the course fee for all, and introducing new and more flexible ways to pay for your course deposit and fees.

Course deposit

When you sign up for one of our course dates, you have to put down a deposit to secure your place. This was previously £1,250. We've now reduced this to a minimum deposit of £600 (though you are welcome to pay a higher amount than this if you wish). We already accept all major credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. Now we've expanded this further, with the option to pay with PayPal. You can also pay later with Klarna and PayPal Pay in 3. We may also able to accommodate instalments for payment of your deposit upon request e.g. £200 a month for 3 months. Please get in touch to find out more.

Removal of the Diversity Grant

We were one of the first coding schools to offer a discount to minorities in tech, having offered some form of scholarship or discount since we founded in 2017. However, we have always been significantly cheaper than our competition without the Diversity Grant, and we've decided that at a time when everybody is struggling with the cost of living, it isn't fair to charge a higher price to those not eligible for the grant. Therefore we've removed the grant to give us the leeway to reduce our course fee - we've reduced our normal course fee from £6,275 to £6,000. Note that if you have already applied - but haven't yet paid - and you were in an eligible group (you identify as a woman or non-binary, you are from an ethnic minority, or you have a disability) then we will still honour the grant and you will pay the reduced course fee of £5,775. Please get in touch with us so we can make sure this is applied to your chosen payment method.

Interest-free finance

We were one of the first coding schools to introduce 12 months interest-free finance back in 2018. We've now gone even further, extending the repayment term to 24 months, in partnership with EdAid. That means you can start your studies today and pay the remainder of your balance (after the deposit) over 24 months, with no additional cost incurred. A £600 deposit is payable upfront, and then £225 a month for 24 months, with your first payment on the 1st of the month following your course start date. This remains our most popular and economical means of payment.

Applying for our finance option

When you apply for the course, you'll receive an email to book in a call with us. We will ask you how you would like to pay during this call. If you have any questions, please drop us an email on team@manchestercodes.com or you can reach us on all major messaging platforms through the chat bubble on our site.