DevLeague Signs Deal with Climb to Make its 12-week Coding Boot Camp Immediately Affordable


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Students can now enroll in DevLeague with a minimal upfront investment, get a financing decision in less than 48 hours and opt for interest-only payments while in the course and for up to three months after.

DevWholeHonolulu, November 6, 2014 – DevLeague (, Hawaii’s only software development boot camp has announced a new deal with Climb, a loan provider based in New York, to immediately offer qualified DevLeague students the option to finance up to 90% of their tuition. The Climb application is completed online in just a few minutes and usually gets a same day decision for most qualified borrowers. Fixed interest rates start at 5%, averaging 9%, with low monthly payments. Students can opt to pay interest-only while they are enrolled in the boot camp and for up to three months after graduation.

“Over the past year and a half, immediate up front financing has been one of the biggest obstacles for many potential students we’ve talked to that otherwise have been deemed to have the attitude and the aptitude to be successful in the program. We’re happy to now have a solution for them that works,” said Russel Cheng, DevLeague co-founder and director of operations.

With the cost of traditional education rising, and a student loan crisis looming, alternatives to a classical four-year degree are gaining interest. The DevLeague immersive course allows those with the proper motivation and tenacity to transition to a high paying career path in a short period of time not attainable through more traditional paths.

“We already deal with the some of the highest cost of living in the nation. Families can’t afford to also bear skyrocketing student debt on top of that. We believe the ability to become job-ready and start a career is being de-coupled from the university degree and simultaneously, there is an explosion of related well-paying tech jobs. We are trying to close the gap in education and employment via technical literacy,” said Cheng. “We’re hell-bent on creating a web software developer boot camp that immediately makes people hirable and desirable, with little or no debt, and then help them find a career in the fast-growing, in-demand sector of web application development.”

Climb contacted DevLeague after seeing coverage in Course Report, a coding boot camp review and directory. “It’s great to be partnering with DevLeague, Hawaii’s first coding boot camp, to make quality education that much more accessible to potential students. We’re excited to see everything that the graduates build,” says Zander Rafael, Founder and CEO of Climb.

DevLeague continues to seek ways to make it affordable for local Hawaii residents to enroll by offering needs-based and female scholarships, qualified workforce development grants through Oahu Worklinks and tuition installment payment plans as well as flexible schedules for those that cannot attend a full time program.

To apply for the next boot camp, visit the DevLeague web site at The company is currently taking applications for upcoming full time sessions starting January 12, 2015.

“Applicant admission and screening for both courses happens immediately after we receive your application,” says Cheng. “Early applications get priority treatment. Space is limited to 20 students per course so apply now to secure your enrollment.”


About Climb

Climb ( is a student lending partner for coding boot camps and other competency-based education platforms. We see the rising tide of effective alternatives, or supplements to four year degrees and aim to make these new forms of education more affordable for prospective students. Climb offers fixed rates starting at 5%, same day decisions for most students, and a significant capital base to grow with school partners. Over the last decade and a half, Climb’s management team has financed over 55,000 students.

About Dev League

DevLeague ( is Hawaii’s first software development boot camp to increase tech opportunities in Hawaii and beyond. The company offers an immersive course designed to equip motivated people with the skills they need to find a career in the 21st century and bridge the employment and education gap all in 12-week and 26-week courses. Upon completion, DevLeague directly introduces the graduates to hiring companies.