Flockjay Tuition 101

Flockjay Tuition 101

At Flockjay, our mission has always been to make education more accessible to everyone. So it’s important that we’re able to offer tuition options that are easy to understand, flexible and affordable.

We started by offering deferred tuition repayment via ISA’s, or Income Share Agreements, which let students pay a percentage of their income after graduating and landing a job. However, ISA’s aren’t perfect – either for students or for us. Especially as sales compensation can include bonuses every quarter, we want to ensure every learner has a clear, simple understanding of how much tuition they pay every month.

Effective today, we’re updating our tuition pricing and payment options.

We believe our tuition remains among the most affordable and accessible of any sales bootcamp or training program. And at the same time our program will continue to deliver the highest value for our students.

It’s important for us to still offer a deferred tuition option where you only pay if you are earning over $40,000/year – so we’re keeping that. However, instead of paying a variable amount each month with the ISA, students will now pay a low, fixed monthly amount of $425.

There are some other important changes as well, which differ depending on where you reside. We don’t like making things more complicated, but unfortunately, we have to follow the regulations and rules set forth by each state.

If You Live Anywhere in the US, Except for CA, GA, TX, and DC

1) Deferred Tuition – $7,650

With our deferred tuition option, you can join Flockjay for $0 upfront. Once you graduate and are making at least $40,000, you’ll pay a fixed monthly amount of $425 for 18 months.

If you’d rather finish paying for our program in 12 months, you can pay us a fixed monthly amount of $640 for 12 months.

Our deferred tuition option makes it easier for you to break into tech and helps align our incentives with yours — we only win when you win.

Please note that our deferred tuition plans are only available to students residing in the United States. 

2) Upfront Tuition – $6,000

You’ll receive a discount of $1,650 (~20%) when you choose our upfront tuition option. Payment is due before the start of class.

Alternatively, you may also choose to split the $6,000 tuition into two payments of $3,000 each. The first installment must be paid at the beginning of the program and the second installment is due in the middle of the program.

Flockjay’s Updated Tuition Options (Excluding CA, GA, TX, and DC)
Tuition Option  Payment Schedule Total Price 
Deferred Tuition $0 upfront + $425/month x 18 months after graduation & making $40,000+ $7,650
Upfront Tuition One payment of $6,000 upfront or two payments of $3,000 paid after Week 1 and Week 6 $6,000

If You Live in CA, GA, TX, or DC

For residents of California, Georgia, Texas, and Washington D.C., we are unable to offer a discount for upfront tuition. This is due to state regulations in these locations which we must abide by. Regardless if you choose deferred tuition or upfront tuition, the cost is $7,650.

1) Deferred Tuition – $7,650

With our deferred tuition option, you can join Flockjay for $0 upfront. Once you graduate and are making at least $40,000, you’ll pay a fixed monthly fee of $425 for 18 months.

If you’d rather finish paying for our program in 12 months rather than 18 months, you can pay us a fixed monthly fee of $640 for 12 months.

Our deferred tuition option makes it easier for you to break into tech and helps align our incentives with yours — we only win when you win.

2) Upfront Tuition – $7,650

With our upfront tuition option, you’ll pay the full $7,650 before the start of class.

You may also choose to split the $7,650 into two payments of $3,825. The first installment must be paid at the beginning of the program and the second installment is due in the middle of the program.

Flockjay’s Updated Tuition Options in CA, GA, TX, and DC
Tuition Option  Payment Schedule Total Price 
Deferred Tuition $0 upfront + $425/month x 18 months after graduation & making $40,000+ $7,650
Upfront Tuition One payment of $7,650 upfront or two payments of $3,825 paid after Week 1 and Week 6 $7,650

FAQs

Why are you making this change?

There are several reasons for our tuition update.

  1. We needed to update our tuition to be in alignment with local regulations in California, Georgia, Texas, and Washington DC.
  2. Affordable, fixed payments eliminate ambiguity for students trying to plan their finances. This tuition plan should also reduce the amount of administrative work on all sides compared to the ISA.
  3. The tuition changes allow Flockjay to be a more financially sound company. Training students for $0 upfront is expensive, and this change lets us support more people breaking into tech.

When do the changes go into effect?

The new tuition options are in effect immediately. This impacts students enrolling in our March 15 class and beyond.

What if I previously withdrew but want to re-enroll in an upcoming class – what do I pay?

Please contact your admissions advisor. We’re here to address the specifics of your situation and work with you on an individual basis.

Why are students in CA, GA, TX, and DC ineligible for a tuition discount?

While we would like to do so, local regulations prevents us from offering a tuition discount in those states.

Do you have a refund policy?

Students who withdraw from class before week 7 are entitled to a prorated refund. Additionally, students who withdraw before week 2 may receive a full refund.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not currently offer scholarships but are hoping to be able to offer this in the near future. Stay tuned!

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From Shelter-In-Place to Movement: Charting Our Path Forward in the Workplace

From Shelter-In-Place to Movement: Charting Our Path Forward in the Workplace

If 2020 was the year of shelter-in-place, then 2021 is destined to be the year of movement. The global pandemic froze us in our homes glued to webcams and Netflix, while rapidly thawing the shaky glaciers of how we live, work, and connect with each other.

As we look past COVID-19, how might we move from a world of escalating isolation and polarization to a better, more generous world, where everyone has access to the skills, networks, and job opportunities needed to achieve the promise of upward mobility? How might businesses rebuild in a world fueled by technological change, expanding their idea of value to include economic and social justice?

There are many paths forward, but the pandemic’s gall has laid bare one historically reliable salve: the value of a college degree. Not only do students leave with $30,000 of debt, but nearly half also graduate underemployed. If they do land a job, they soon discover the value of that degree rapidly diminishes, as businesses continuously demand new skills to confront a remote-enabled, tech-fueled world.

If we are to move into a more equitable world from today’s crisis, then it will require rewiring the labor market to benefit both employers and jobseekers. This means a conscious shift from exclusively rewarding static degrees that weakly predict on-the-job success, to encouraging dynamic credentials and continuous upskilling within our companies, empowering all of us to build back better.

Flockjay Raises Series A Funding

Flockjay’s mission is to accelerate this system-level change. Today, we are proudly announcing our $11m Series A, led by e.ventures, and with participation from Lightspeed, Salesforce Ventures, Impact America, Cleo Capital, Gabrielle Union, and other lighthouses for economic and social justice. We are also announcing our shared goal with Opportunity@Work to enable 1+ million STARs (workers “skilled through alternative routes” who lack a 4-year degree) to translate learning into $20B in higher earnings by 2030.

Thanks to our employees, Flockjay is a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2021!

How We’re Doing This

We are actively building an ecosystem where companies move from degree-based talent assessment to skill-based talent assessment. Many companies like Apple and Facebook have already announced relaxing degree requirements for open roles, and we believe more will follow suit. In fact, of the hundreds of Flockjay graduates since we started in 2019, over 40% did not have a college degree – yet those very graduates are attaining their sales quota twice as fast as their non-Flockjay peers at companies like Salesforce, Zoom, Slack, and Gong.

Moreover, many of our hiring partner companies have now hired multiple Flockjay graduates, creating amazing opportunities for real people who hail from historically excluded backgrounds, all while gaining DEI momentum to build a stronger foundation that better supports an increasingly diverse customer base.

“We have such high confidence in Flockjay grads we hire at Airtable. There is consistently a strong work ethic, natural team leadership and collaboration skills, as well as an eagerness to learn.” shared Liat Bycel, VP of Customer Engagement who oversees the Sales org. “We have seen a significant difference in ramp time and consistently strong performance.” 

This level of performance was one of the driving reasons behind the broad coalition of investors in the round. “We heard from almost every hiring company we spoke to that SDRs hired through Flockjay are high performing,” said Jackson Cummings from Salesforce Ventures.

What’s Next

Changing how we identify and support potential hires, with or without a college degree, is the first step in building toward companies’ future success in a post-pandemic world. To create more opportunities for candidates like Lawrence, a Flockjay alumni and top performer at Airtable, to shine, employers must rewire their values to be more inclusive and build systems of support and mentorship from within.

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Flockjay, right down to our name itself: we fly farther and faster, together. With the new funding, we will be further strengthening our ability to provide Flockjay graduates with not only world-class sales training led by top-performing sales leaders, but continuous upskilling and support from a diverse community network, with hands-on coaching from alumni and real industry professionals to support lifelong learning and upward mobility.

As an example, we recently teamed up with our partners at Gong to build out a mentorship program matching Gong sales professionals with Flockjay graduates. In addition, all Flockjay students now have access to Gong’s revenue intelligence software and are trained on how to use it as they advance through our program. Sandi Kochhar, Chief People Officer at Gong, shared that:

“It’s a meaningful partnership between two companies whose commitment to diversity is more than platitudes and aspirations. It’s shaping people’s lives. Two of our Gong hires in the US last quarter came through Flockjay and that number will continue to rapidly grow.” 

Transparency around Internal Diversity & Leadership

We believe in living the values we want to see in the world. In our rapidly growing Flockjay team, here’s how we stand:

  • Race/Ethnicity (75% BIPOC, 25% White)
  • Gender (51% Female, 46% Male, 2% Non-binary) 
  • 48% of Flockjay staff are First Gen or Immigrant
  • 12% of Flockjay staff are Alumni who went through our program
  • 20% Identify as LGBTQ+

Welcome Pablo Pollard, Flockjay Chief Strategy Officer

We have also expanded our leadership team by welcoming Pablo Pollard as our Chief Strategy Officer. Pablo brings on two decades of sales, leadership and sales training experience from his past roles across both early-stage startups, like 6sense, and industry-leaders, like Facebook, Salesforce, and Oracle.

Pablo started his tech career as an SDR, the very role our Tech Fellows are seeking to launch their careers. With this, he brings a personal perspective from his own lived experiences as a cis-gendered gay, white man in tech. Pablo will focus on our strategic vision and go to market approach, strengthening our foundational ability to set our Tech Fellows and Hiring Partners up for long-term success in a new remote era. 

Join Flockjay in Empowering Upward Mobility through Education and Access

Where we truly go from here depends on the willingness of the industry to adapt for the greater good. 

Consider Raven Winchester, a former custodian who lost her job then more than doubled her salary by transitioning into sales at LaunchDarkly (the very place she used to work as a janitor). SF Chronicle highlighted Raven’s success story, where she shared that, “Coming from where I come from and being able to position myself into this kind of career, it really meant a lot to me.”

We are incredibly grateful for our students, team, partners, and investors for continuously supporting and trusting us on our journey to empower upward mobility through education and access. We’d like to sincerely thank each of you for the critical role you play in helping us build the vocational school of the future while prioritizing DEI and deep, impactful industry change.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, how to support our mission, or how to connect with our diverse pool of elite SDRs, please reach out to us at hello@flockjay.com.

Read more on Flockjay’s Series A funding at Tech Crunch 

Read more on Flockjay’s previous funding at Fast Company

See career opportunities at https://jobs.lever.co/flockjay 

Apply to join our next class at https://flockjay.com

Get details on hiring from us at https://flockjay.com/companies

Read more incredible student stories on our company blog

See our post about reskilling & rehiring on Crunchbase’s blog 

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram

Check out our reviews on Glassdoor & CourseReport 

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When I graduated college over a decade ago, like most of my friends, I had no idea what was next. All I knew was that I had to be financially independent. So, having never been taught any practical finance skills, I took a finance job in the summer of 2008. The idea was that I would learn finance at my day job, and then teach financial literacy in city high schools in my free time, paying it forward.

After living through the Recession, I spent a decade working in finance and helping build financial literacy non-profits from the South Side of Chicago to Harlem. I saw how fast the world was changing and wanted to spend more time understanding what skills would be required for tech jobs that also weren’t being taught in school. I soon moved to San Francisco, left my day job, and started working for start-ups all over the Valley. (more…)