Gritly FAQs

How much does it cost?

With a Deferred Tuition Agreement (DTA), students are enabled to attend Gritly without paying up-front tuition. This is our way of aligning incentives, we only succeed if you succeed!  Through our DTAs, you won’t pay any up-front tuition until you find a job making $40,000/year. Once you are employed, you will pay $133.33 for 18 months.

How do I apply?

Apply on our website in three easy steps:
      1) Fill out your contact information
      2) Answer a set of in depth questions
      3) Attend a virtual interview call with us.

What companies do you work with?

We work with high-growth companies who are usually post-Series A in financing. This means that companies are looking to scale up and we train you to be successful in these companies. Examples of customers include Skupos and RPA Labs.

Can I join the program without any sales experience?

Absolutely! Our curriculum and approach is built to introduce individuals to sales, so it can be beneficial to come in with a blank slate.

Will Gritly help me land a job?

That’s our #1 goal. We will help you by connecting you with our company partners and helping you with career services and insider tips to get you an interview.

Who is Gritly for?

Hopefully you! We want to help underrepresented individuals go from hourly wages to a salaried position with a minimum base pay of $40k per year. Our scope of underrepresented individuals ranges from minorities, women, LGBTQ, veterans, and anyone who feels their path to a career is untraditional and is without a four-year degree.

What is the time commitment for Gritly?

We only require 5-10 hours of commitment per week from our students. We work with our students to meet them where they’re at and adapt to their busy schedules.

Is Gritly only for sales positions?

Right now we offer training for entry-level sales positions to help students break into the world of tech, but we are here to provide you with the resources and connections to level-up in your career no matter the position.

Is Gritly only for full-time positions?

We prefer that our students want to be hired for a full-time position after they finish the program, but you are not obligated to be hired full-time and we will work with you to find a position that fits your schedule.

I just applied, what are the next steps?

Congratulations on taking this step! Our team will reach out to you via email to set up a virtual, onboarding interview with you to iron out fine details, set up your schedule, and provide you with the  resources to start the program.

What's the catch?

There is none. We don’t succeed and make money unless you do. Companies pay us only if they hire you.

Gritly DTA

What is a Deferred Tuition Agreement?

With a Deferred Tuition Agreement (DTA) you won’t pay any up-front tuition until you find a job making $40,000/year. Once you are employed, you will pay $133.33 for 18 months.

Through our DTAs, students are enabled to attend Gritly without paying up-front tuition, in exchange for an agreed upon payment amount once annual income exceeds $40,000. This is our way of aligning incentives, we only succeed if you succeed!

What are the benefits of a DTA?

Affordability/Peace of Mind
    ○ Since repayments are tied to your income you only make repayments when you are in a position to afford it. DTAs protect you in times of financial hardship.

Accessibility
    ○ We invest in your future potential, that’s why our DTAs do not require a Credit Score or Co-Signer.

Focus on Your Career
    ○ Fixed payment schedules of personal loans force repayments regardless of income. With a DTA you can put your full focus on your career.

How much will I pay?

Your repayments are tied to your income. You will pay $133.33 on a monthly basis for 18 months. However, you only repay if your annual income is over $40,000 per year (or$3,333 per month).

When are my DTA payments completed?

Your DTA is completed when one of the following three things happen:
    ○ You have paid a total of $2,400
    ○ You have accumulated 42 total months of deferment and repayment, regardless of the repayment amount
    ○ You have made 18 monthly payments

How is this different from a traditional loan?

Loans are paid back through fixed monthly payments including interest based on a principal. DTAs are more flexible in their repayment terms and will adapt to your income circumstances throughout the repayment period. Repayments for a DTA are based on your income and not on a fixed principal, so they should always be affordable. Also, DTAs do not include an interest rate that will increase your outstanding payment amount over time.

When do I begin paying for my DTA?

Your payments begin when you are earning more than $40,000 a year (or $3,333 permonth).

When do payments pause?

Your account will be placed in deferment if you can demonstrate that you:
    ○ earn less than $3,333/month (equivalent to $40,000/year)
    ○ are unemployed.

We may extend your payment term by one month for each month of deferment, up to 24 months

Do I have to accept my job offer?

No! You have the full discretion to reject any job offer of your choosing.

Is my income calculated before or after taxes?

Your payments are calculated based on gross income (before taxes).

How do I make payments for my DTA?

Your DTA will be managed by our partner Blair. Payments are handled through Blair’s DTA portal.

How do I report my income and track my DTA status?

Income can be reported on Blair’s DTA portal. After logging in, you are able to make payments, verify income and track the current status of your DTA payments.

Can I pay off my DTA early?

Yes! You can extinguish your obligations under your DTA by paying $2,400 (less payments made to date) at any time.

What happens if I experience financial hardship?

DTAs have a built in mechanism for pausing payments if your income ever falls below $40,000. If you have extenuating circumstances and are unable to make a payment, please contact Blair to discuss options rather than letting your account go into default.

Do I need to be a US citizen to apply for an ISA?

At present, ISAs are only available to US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Can I sign multiple DTAs?

You are only able to sign one DTA in order to limit personal financial exposure

Who is Blair?

Blair is a third party provider of Deferred Tuition Agreements who will service your DTA and provide an online portal for verification and payments.

How to learn more about your DTA:

Deferred Tuition Agreements are legally binding financial contracts, and it’s important to understand the full extent of the agreement as it relates to your financial situation. Please read the DTA contract and reach out to Blair (help@joinblair.com) with any questions.