— Rivet School team member
Tuition for all of our programs is either $6,400 or $6,500 per year. As a student, you may pay less — upfront, or at all — depending on which financial aid and other financing programs you’re eligible for.*
There are no additional costs beyond tuition — no application fee, “student resources” fee, or textbooks and supplies to buy.
Every Rivet School experience begins with a 6-week, no-obligation Onboarding experience. As a student, you make no financial commitment until you’ve completed Onboarding and decided that Rivet School is the right fit for you.
Pay a flat fee per academic term. The faster you complete your degree, the less you ultimately pay. That's the power of a competency-based degree.
Enrolled Rivet School students receive a $50 stipend per term to spend on program-related needs. Students can also apply for needs-based emergency grants.
Most Rivet School students are eligible for federal financial aid. This includes the Pell Grant — a scholarship from the government that you don’t have to pay back — and subsidized loans. You can estimate your federal aid eligibility on the government’s website here.
During the Rivet School admissions process, we’ll help you through the process of applying for federal financial aid. For students who need extra support, we’ll connect you with an independent, expert financial aid advisor through our partnership with uAspire.
For a small fee, students enrolled in Rivet School programs through SNHU can sign up for an interest-free, monthly payment plan.
Pay it Forward is an only-at-Rivet-School program that allows you to pay no upfront tuition, and pay back after school — only if and when you earn more than $40,000 per year. Due to resource limitations, while all students can apply to Pay it Forward, only half of program applicants will be selected (by lottery) to participate. Learn more about Pay it Forward here.
Thanks to a partnership with Hebrew Free Loan of San Francisco, Rivet School students are eligible to apply for up to $6,000 per year as an interest-free loan.
Many employers — including Rivet School partners — will contribute to their employees’ college tuition. A Rivet School advisor can help you reach out to your employer to ask about tuition support resources.