We get this question a lot — and it makes sense! The easiest way to find out how much you owe is to download the TradeUp mobile App. Simply search for “TradeUp Student Assistant” in the App store.

It’s important to us that you understand how your income share agreement works (ISA), here is an explanation of how we calculate your monthly charges.

What is an ISA anyway?

An ISA is a financial commitment between a student and TradeUp wherein the student promises to give a percentage of their income to TradeUp for a few years after completing a training…


Your Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a financial commitment between you and TradeUp. ISAs are the opposite of traditional loans; instead of paying us back every month you only pay us back if you are employed and making above the salary threshold. We know that life can get in the way sometimes, that’s why we built the ISA to give you the sort of downside protection you actually need.

When do I start making repayments?

When you get an ISA with TradeUp we wire your tuition directly to your school so that you’re ready to start classes on day one…


Finding a new job isn’t easy — but we know you have what it takes to succeed.
Along with free access to a student advisor, our membership benefits program also includes free access to a specialised career coach. Continue reading to learn how your designated career coach can help you find a job.

What is a career coach?

A career coach is an industry expert who partners with candidates to strengthen their profiles and then help place them into job openings. …


At TradeUp we know that long-term career success involves more than just paying for tuition. That’s why we offer free graduation support services to all of our members. Keep reading to learn how you can take advantage of this key membership benefit today!

How does it work?

You are automatically assigned to a student advisor when your application for an Income Share Agreement (ISA) is accepted. You advisor is an expert in the industry and works with your program instructors to help you graduate on time. Keep an eye on your email — that’s where advisors tend to introduce themselves!


Do you sometimes struggle to determine what to write down during lectures? Studies suggest that students who learn and practice effective note taking are more likely to succeed in school. This article breaks note-taking down into clear, actionable steps that anyone can try. Check them out!

Identify how you will take notes and stick to that plan

Before your first day of school consider where you plan to record notes from lectures, group projects, homework assignments and the like. If you like writing by hand — pick a notebook. If you prefer to type on a computer — set up a file on your desktop. The more intentional you are about…


Trade school is a big transition from high school. While some people are born with the characteristics of a successful student, most put in the time and dedication needed to develop the skills they need to succeed. With some effort and a can-do attitude, you can do the same! Below is a list of three things anyone can do to succeed in school.

The Power of a Positive Attitude

The most common approach successful students take is to bring a positive attitude to class every day. This means having an open mind about what you’re learning — some topics might come easily while others might require…

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