Prime's Pandemic Response

[LAST UPDATE: 5/1/20]

Our team is closely monitoring developments in Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas, and are looking to the guidance provided by the CDC and local governments for both institutes of higher learning and businesses. We remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our community while delivering positive outcomes for students in the program. 

In the interest of student and staff health, Prime has decided to extend our remote immersion practices through the end of May for both of our campuses (tentatively resuming on campus study on 6/1/20). This timeline may shift pending changes in local, state and federal government. We will provide updates if and when that occurs.

Current students with a need to access campus for quiet workspace or reliable internet connectivity will continue to be able to use the space after registering with Prime student life staff as capacity within social distancing protocols allows. Please contact us (hello@primeacademy.io) for information on how to request campus access.

To provide a level of predictability for students with pandemic-related concerns, we are committing to work with any students in our active cohorts to provide an option to complete their program remotely if they feel that is required for their health or the health of their families.

Remote Immersion Timeline

  • Minneapolis and Kansas City based cohorts will continue remote immersion through May. On-campus classes will tentatively resume on 6/1/20. 

What’s next?

We will continue to adjust timelines based on federal and local guidelines, following the more cautious of the two approaches to ensure the health and safety of the Prime community. At this point, we expect that the timeline for resumption of on-campus study may shift beyond the dates shared above, but we will continue to communicate with you as more information is available. Thanks to everyone for their flexibility in these unprecedented times. We could not be more proud of the work that the Prime community is doing to support each other.

As always, Prime is here for you while you invest in your future. Any questions or concerns that you have are welcome and they may be directed to myself, Emily Schumacher in Minnesota or Rachael Bromander in Kansas City.

Pandemic Response Scholarship

Prime is now offering a $1500 scholarship for prospective students who lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our alumni have come to us from industries hard hit by the response to pandemic, and this hits home for many of us. We know that many effected individuals are currently idled, unable to support themselves and face an uncertain future
because of closures to so many businesses across the country.

By offering this scholarship, we hope to make it possible for students to make the most of this period of involuntary unemployment. By building an in-demand skillset and laying the foundation for a new career, students can be better prepared for the future. To learn more or get your questions answered, email us at hello@primeacademy.io, or view the FAQs below:

  1. Who is eligible to qualify for this scholarship? This scholarship is available to individuals who have been laid off through no fault of their own as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  2. What is the process to apply for the scholarship? Students can apply to Prime per the normal process using the online
    application at https://primeacademy.io/apply. When contacted for an admissions interview, indicate that you'd like to apply for the pandemic support scholarship.
  3. Where can students go to learn more? Questions can be directed to hello@primeacademy.io and a staff member will reach out with answers.
  4. What can the scholarship be applied to? The scholarship can be applied towards Prime tuition and can be used to offset the $1,500 down payment ordinarily required so that students using a loan or an ISA can study with no money down.
  5. Will Prime work with students to lessen/alleviate any financial burden after the down payment? For students concerned about monthly payments in the current climate, Prime may be able to offer an income-based repayment option that would delay payments until the individual is back in the workforce.
  6. Is this only for a limited time? If so, when does the program end? This scholarship is available starting 4/1/20 for cohorts with application deadlines on or before 6/15/20.