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MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. partners with a wide array of schools to provide students funding for education via Income Share Agreements (ISAs) – an income-driven alternative to traditional, private loans. Learn more about MentorWorks, ISAs or check for ISA availability.

Information below and on the subsequent pages is provided by each of the colleges, universities, schools and institutions corresponding to their listing under “Featured Schools” (Schools) and is publicly available on their respective websites, (2020). MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. (MentorWorks) is not a representative of any of the Schools nor does the listing of any of the Schools constitute a recommendation, endorsement, or accreditation. Schools are not representatives or an affiliates of MentorWorks or Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. References on this website to Schools do not guarantee ISA eligibility or serve as financial advice. You should carefully consider your choice of educational program and seek advice from a qualified advisor.

Featured Schools with ISA Funding

IT Operations & Security

Healthcare & Health Tech

Electrical & Mechanical

IT Operations

Software Development

Business Administration

Business Administration

Economics & Finance

Analytics & Data Science

Software Engineering

Analytics & Data Science

Healthcare & Health Tech

Software Engineering

IT Operations & Security

Web Development

Business Administration

Economics & Finance

Sales Training

Analytics & Data Science

Software Engineering

Web Development

Business Administration

ISAs may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

What Makes MentorWorks Different & Why Our Students Succeed

 

THE MENTORWORKS MISSION

Our mission is to open pathways to education and careers for students and candidates who may not have had the financial or social capital to do it on their own.

 

MENTORWORKS FUND & SUPPORT MODEL

Which Students We Fund

  • College juniors & seniors and Master’s degree / post-graduate students
  • Trainees in boot-camp, professional or trade certificate programs
  • Aspiring career-changers & experienced professionals facing unemployment

How We Support Job Candidates

  • Talent Accelerator Platform (TAP) – comprehensive, personalized job search & career coaching program
  • MW Labs Experience – experiential learning opportunities to propose solutions to hiring employers
  • Employer Engagement – live virtual events with employers, mentoring sessions and practice interviews

What Income Share Agreements Are & How It Works at MentorWorks

 

WHAT IS AN ISA?

Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are a flexible alternative to traditional, private loans. Basically, students pay an affordable percentage of their future income for a set period of time, up to a maximum cap, without accruing interest. Unlike a loan, students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold. The payments adjust according to the level of the student’s income – providing downside protections for the student. ISAs may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

HOW PAYMENT WORKS

  • Students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold
  • The payments adjust according to levels of the student’s income
  • Monthly payments are calculated by applying the income share rate to the total monthly earned income
  • ISA obligations can be ended earlier by making early payments as listed in the early payment schedule

ISA vs. STUDENT LOAN COMPARISON

Income Share Agreements     VS.       PLUS/Private Loans
Interest does not accrue or capitalize. Interest accrues and capitalizes.
Your credit score does not affect the terms of your ISA. Your credit score may affect the terms of your loan and could impact your eligibility.
Monthly payments are based on a percentage of your income. You pay a fixed amount each month, regardless of your income.
Payments don’t start until you make above the minimum salary level in your ISA contract. You make payments, even if you are not making an income.
You only make ISA payments within a specific timeframe, usually 5-7 years. After that your obligation is over. Loan payment term can extend indefinitely until you pay off the principal and interest.
You know the maximum amount you’ll pay, no matter what. Interest is capitalized, so the final payoff amount can increase over the life of the loan if you do not make minimum monthly payments.