How does the deposit work? Do you offer discounts or payment plans?


Once you're accepted, you'll put down a $399 deposit before the course starts. You'll pay off the balance either up-front or in monthly payments, starting on the first day of the course. The deposit is applied toward the total cost of the course. 


We offer discounts off of UX Academy for every short course you take with Designlab. All students who take Design 101 as a prerequisite for UX Academy receive this discount.

  • Design 101 discount: $400
  • Other Designlab course discount: $150

Payment Plans

1. Climb Credit

Climb Credit tends to quote people an interest rate around 7%. This is a fixed rate, it does not increase, and you can easily see what your quote would be through their Designlab page (it takes about 5 minutes to generate).

You have three years to pay off the loan and for the first six months, they charge interest only. This is usually a figure between $40 - $70. After the first six months, they begin charging interest plus principal, which is usually between $200 - $220.

You are not penalized for paying more than their ask, so students sometimes budget for Climb Credit payments ranging between $400 - $550 per month. That way, the loan is paid within a year or less, without accruing much interest.

Climb Credit services $6,350 maximum. This is the remainder of the Academy tuition after students are asked to put down a $399 deposit (which must be paid out of pocket). If you took Design 101, Climb Credit would lend you $5,950 in consideration of your discount.

2. Designlab 6-Month Payment Plan

We also offer a 6-month payment plan that comes with a $400 servicing fee, if you do not want to pay upfront. You will be able to select the payment plan option in our pre-course survey, which you'll fill out after completing enrollment.