Learn Now, Pay Later

Pay for your Nanodegree program in easy monthly payments with our Affirm payment option.

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Payment Features

  • Easy Sign Up

    Select the Affirm option as your payment method at checkout, then enter just a few pieces of information for an approval decision.

  • Instant Approval

    You’ll get an approval decision in real-time on the Affirm website. Checking your eligibility won’t affect your credit score.

  • No Hidden Fees

    Know exactly what you’ll be paying each month with clear, upfront prices. You won’t be surprised by any hidden costs.

  • Make payments in 3, 6, or 12 months

    Pay for your Nanodegree program in manageable monthly installments. Affirm offers payment plans over 3, 6, or 12 months, with rates from 0-30% APR.

  • Get email and SMS payment reminders

    You’ll receive automatic email and SMS reminders three days before your next installment is due, so you’ll always have time to make a payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for Affirm?

Sign up for Affirm during check out at udacity.com or create an account on Affirm.com.

Who is eligible to use Affirm?

Any United States resident who is 18 years old or older (19 years old in Alabama, or if you’re a ward of the state in Nebraska) is eligible to use Affirm.

What information does Affirm require to determine if I can prequalify for a loan?

Affirm verifies your identity through your name, email address, mobile phone number, birthdate, and the last four digits of your social security number.

What are my payment options?

You can pay your Affirm payments using a debit card, bank account, or check. Credit cards are accepted to make a down payment. Stay on top of your payments by turning on Auto Pay to automatically deduct your monthly payment from your debit card or bank account on each due date.

Can I sign up for payment reminders?

Yes! You’ll automatically receive email and mobile reminders three days before each payment due date.

How do I cancel or refund my Affirm transaction?

Students who have paid using third-party companies will not be able to use our self-cancel option. If you would like to cancel, please contact support@udacity.com for cancellation. Please note: students have a 7-day refund deadline to get a refund.

How do I pay my Affirm bills?

To make or schedule payments for your Nanodegree program through Affirm, sign into your Affirm account on affirm.com, navigate to Loans, then click Pay. Follow the prompts to select how much you want to pay, when, and via which payment method. You can also make payments through Affirm’s iOS app or Android app. Once the app is downloaded, sign in to your account and navigate to Loans, then tap Pay. Choose the payment amount, date, and payment method, then select Pay now.

Why was I prompted for a down payment?

Affirm may determine you don’t qualify for the full balance of the purchase. When this happens, they’ll ask you to make a down payment. The down payment will process immediately after you confirm your Affirm loan.

Why was my Affirm application not approved?

If your application was not approved, check your inbox. Affirm will send an email with more details on why a loan was not offered right now.

Where can I learn more about Affirm?

Visit affirm.com to learn more about the company, its terms of service, and to discover the 150+ merchants that accept Affirm payments.

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