Tuition Financing

VSA offers two options to help finance your education!

1.  FULL TUITION FINANCING via Climb CreditUS students only
2. INSTALLMENT PLANS directly with VSA  (open to all students)

FULL TUITION FINANCING via CLIMB CREDIT

(as little as $199 down)

US students only

VSA has partnered with Climb Credit – 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. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential.

Climb Offers:

  • A quick online application, which can be completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to credit
  • Low, affordable interest-only payments while in school and for a few months after to ease your job-search
  • High loan approvals—including financing for students with no credit
  • 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 ([email protected]), phone (888-510-0533) and instant chat from 9am to 9pm Eastern

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A CLIMB CREDIT LOAN

Climb Loan Terms for VSA Students:

  • Dog Trainer Course ($3,450 tuition):  $199 down, up to 2-year loan, payments as low as $153/month
  • Dog Trainer Course with In-Person Track ($6,950 total tuition):  $499 down, up to 39-month loan, payments as low as $247/month

Sample VSA Course Loans with Climb

Sample loans for representative purposes. Actual terms may vary based on a number of factors.

DOG TRAINER COURSE

Installment Plan Options (open to all students)

3-Payment Plan

$1,075/month

You can pay your Dog Trainer Course tuition in a 3-payment installment plan.

Here’s how it works:

  1. $1450 initial payment upon registration
  2. $1,075 after first month
  3. $1,075 after second month

There is a one-time $250 administrative fee for this option which is included in the installment payments above.

Students who have previously completed VSA’s Fundamentals of Dog Training & Behavior Course receive a full refund of their Fundamentals course tuition after enrolling in the Dog Trainer Course.

6-Payment Plan

$520/month

You can pay your Dog Trainer Course tuition in a 6-payment installment plan.

Here’s how it works:

  1. $1250 initial payment upon registration
  2. $520 each month for the following 5 months

There is a one-time $500 administrative fee for this option which is included in the installment payments above.

Students who have previously completed VSA’s Fundamentals of Dog Training & Behavior Course receive a full refund of their Fundamentals course tuition after enrolling in the Dog Trainer Course.

DOG TRAINER COURSE with IN-PERSON TRACK

Installment Plan Options

UK CLASSES

5-installment no-interest Payment Plan

£940/month

You can finance up to £4,650 (78%) of your UK-based Dog Trainer Course with In-Person Track tuition directly with VSA and pay it back in five equal installments.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Apply for enrollment in a VSA course.
  2. Submit a loan application (will be provided after you submit your course application).
  3. Upon approval, pay your first loan installment of £940 no later than two weeks prior to the Course Start Date.
  4. Pay four subsequent installments at 30-day intervals (auto-recurring billing via credit card available).

There is a one-time £50 administrative fee for this option, and the fee is included in the tuition balance noted above.

Fees not included in the installments: $100 (approx £80) Application Fee and Registration Fee of £1,200 due at time of acceptance

US CLASSES

5-installment no-interest Payment Plan

$1122/month

You can finance up to $5,455 (79%) of your US-based Dog Trainer Course with In-Person Track tuition directly with VSA and pay it back in five equal installments.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Apply for enrollment in a VSA course.
  2. Submit a loan application (will be provided after you submit your course application).
  3. Upon approval, pay your first loan installment of $1,122 no later than two weeks prior to the Course Start Date.
  4. Pay four subsequent installments at 30-day intervals (auto-recurring billing via credit card available).

There is a one-time $158 administrative fee for this option, and the fee is included in the tuition balance noted above.

Fees not included in the installments: $100 Application Fee and Registration Fee of $1,395 due at time of acceptance.

DOG TRAINER COURSE UPGRADE to IN-PERSON TRACK

Installment Plan Options (open to all students)

4-Payment Plan

$825 – $1,100 /month*

You can pay the upgrade fee to add the In-Person Track to standard Dog Trainer Course enrollment via a 4-payment installment plan.

Here’s how it works:

  • $825 – $1100 per month for 4 months
  • *Monthly upgrade fee amount determined based on the amount paid for standard Dog Trainer Course tuition

There is a one-time administrative fee for this option which is included in the installment payments above.

6-Payment Plan

$600 – $800/month*

You can pay the upgrade fee to add the In-Person Track to standard Dog Trainer Course enrollment via a 6-payment installment plan.

Here’s how it works:

  • $600 – $800 per month for 6 months
  • *Monthly upgrade fee amount determined based on the amount paid for standard Dog Trainer Course tuition

There is a one-time administrative fee for this option which is included in the installment payments above.

If you plan to apply for a loan via Climb Credit, you can choose to complete your course application first or complete the quick (under 5 minutes) online loan application here. Your credit will not be affected by completing this online loan application and 95% of applicants will get an immediate notification of their loan eligibility and terms.

Loans via Climb Credit are only available for US students or individuals who are able to apply for the loan with a US-based guarantor.

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