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Your Future Game Plan: Is a Skills Fund Student Loan Right for You?

So let's get down to business: you need to pay for your tuition. Is a Skills Fund loan the right option for you?

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Coding bootcamp enrollment has exploded, seeing a tenfold increase since 2013. With over 20,000 graduates in 2018 alone, coding bootcamps are continuing to see record growth. Why? According to Course Report, a majority of bootcamp grads have found new jobs in under 3 months and have seen a pay bump of $21,000. With an average price tag of $11,900 and roughly 3-4 months of coursework, it’s easy to see why bootcamps are an increasingly popular alternative to undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Flatiron School’s immersive in-person programs are designed to help you quickly skill up and transform your future. In just a few months, you could have the training you need to launch a career in web development, UX/UI design, or data science. These programs are intense, and bootcamp alumni will tell you: incredible outcomes require dedication! If you’re considering an in-person bootcamp, make sure you’re ready to take full advantage of Flatiron’s resources as you begin an exciting career in tech.

This might mean you’ll need to find a way to cover your monthly living expenses while...

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If you're researching payment options for bootcamps and accelerated learning programs, you've probably come across an income share agreement, or ISA. With an ISA, you pay little or no tuition upfront, and in return, you give the school a percentage of your paycheck. While this sounds like an interesting option, here's what you should consider when choosing between an ISA and a Skills Fund loan.

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Skills Fund’s Chief Impact Officer, Yuanxia Ding, had the opportunity to speak about quality assurance and the future of outcomes-based education at this year’s QM Connect Conference. Yuanxia sat down with Deb Adair, Quality Matter’s Executive Director, to discuss trends and issues related to evaluating schools and determining student outcomes.


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Breaking Into Startups is committed to helping underrepresented populations access and succeed in the tech industry. In a recent podcast episode, the team featured Skills Fund's CEO, Rick O'Donnell. Rick shared his thoughts on career transitions, education financing, and outcomes-driven higher education – check out the episode below!

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Loans are ideal for those who have an eye to credit rehabilitation and credit health. Given there are a variety of lenders who work with bootcamps, the below questions are important to ask prior to working with any loan provider.

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Insight’s full-time fellowship programs are designed to train students to become top data scientists in high-demand positions. In 7 short weeks, Insight Fellows learn the skills they need to begin a career in data science, data engineering, health data science, artificial intelligence, or data product management.


Are you looking to start your new future by learning the most in-demand programming languages in just 14 weeks? With campuses in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, Tech Elevator educates students...

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Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Helio Training offers Utah's best hands-on full-stack coding bootcamps to help new and experienced software developers hone their skills. With immersive, part-time, and online courses in Full Stack Web Development as well as a part-time UX/UI program, there's an option for everyone to jump in and quickly skill up to a new career.


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