Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a free account and a paid account?
A free account gives you access to our 13 introductory courses, whereas a paid subscription gives you unlimited access to all of our courses and screencasts.
Is Code School a recurring subscription?
Promotional subscriptions do not recur automatically. Non-promotional Code School subscriptions do recur monthly, but you can cancel at any time. You will be charged each month on the day you signed up.
Can an absolute beginner use Code School?
Yes! We have several introductory courses in the beginning of each Path.
Do you offer any student, military, or non-profit discounts?
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