Money Matters

Tips about living stipends, non-profit bootcamps, WIOA grants, scholarships, and more. Learn how to pay for a bootcamp and resources to understand which financing option is right for you.

  • Jess Feldman
    Published on SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
    Westcliff University Bootcamp is unique in that bootcamp students can use federal financial aid to cover their bootcamp tuition. Silje Deuerlein, Westcliff University’s Director of Recruitment and Outreach, joins us to explain the types of federal financial aid available to bootcamp students and how to apply for them. Silje shares which bootcamp students are eligible, and how federal aid make...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Published on AUGUST 11, 2022
    Tech Elevator and Niantic have partnered up to sponsor an upcoming coding bootcamp cohort and paid apprenticeship. This program sponsors 20 students from underrepresented communities to complete Tech Elevator’s bootcamp for free, and then go on to either the Niantic Voyager Apprenticeship or through Tech Elevator’s Pathway Program. Find out what it takes to get accepted into this sponsored co...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
    Course Report · Was Borrowing an Ascent Loan Worth it For Liam? One of the most popular questions we hear at Course Report is “how do I pay for a coding bootcamp?” and we know that ~20% of bootcampers use a 3rd party loan. One of the most popular of these lending partners is Ascent Funding (previously called Skills Fund). So on today’s podcast, we’ve got a special guest – Liam Boll – who...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JULY 12, 2021
    Christine worked in sales before deciding to shift careers into UX design. She attended the UX bootcamp at General Assembly and took out a loan from Climb Credit, a popular bootcamp lending partner, to pay for the tuition. Christine tells us about paying off her loan while working in design and whether it was ultimately worth it to take a Climb loan out for a bootcamp! Tell us what you wer...
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  • Liz Eggleston
    Published on JUNE 28, 2021
    Did you know that anyone who has been laid off due to COVID-19 is eligible for $14,290 in grant money from the government to take Coding Temple’s bootcamp? We touched base with Katie Sindelar from the Coding Temple team to learn about eligibility requirements, why the WIOA approved Coding Temple, and how this WIOA program can prepare displaced workers for the tech job market. Katy, tell us a...
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  • Rachel Meltzer
    Published on JUNE 17, 2021
    While many coding bootcamps are for-profit educational institutions, there are a handful of non-profit coding bootcamps that are on a mission to help career-changers break into tech! Some non-profit coding bootcamps are working to make the tech industry more diverse while others exist to uplift underserved communities and provide training for high-wage jobs. There are also coding bootcamps th...
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  • Thinkful is now offering Deferred Tuition (which can also cover living expenses!) to eligible students in the US. We caught up with Erin Thompson from Thinkful to learn how this new plan creates more accessibility to Thinkful’s immersive bootcamps. Erin breaks down the differences between Deferred Tuition and an Income Share Agreement (ISA), what the Living Expenses portion of the program act...
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  • Since 2015, Tech Elevator has been teaching the tech skills that students need to make a career change into software engineering. Now, Tech Elevator has added an Income Share Agreement (ISA) to their list of financing options! We caught up with Admissions Lead, Kalyn Breneman about Tech Elevator’s ISA program to find out more about ISA eligibility requirements, the actual ISA terms students a...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Published on APRIL 29, 2021
    Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - March 2021 Happy Spring! After a difficult past year, a recent U.S. Department of Labor survey reports that job openings have hit a two-year high. We dive into how President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could play a major role in workforce development training to fill those vacancies and how coding bootcamps may fit ...
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  • Jess Feldman
    Published on APRIL 1, 2021
    Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - March 2021 We’re wrapping up March, which is Women’s History Month, so it’s only appropriate to share media coverage about the women-in-tech initiatives and scholarships at coding bootcamps. Over at the Course Report office, we published our Alumni Outcomes & Demographics Report in March and it offered key insights into how...
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