We offer a $500 scholarship for the following groups
- Anyone who identifies as an ethnic minority group underrepresented in tech (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander)
We do not offer merit-based scholarships as we operate under the principle that anyone can learn to code if given the means and opportunity to do so. Because of this, we don’t reward someone for being further along in the process than others.
We have some financial options, so you can choose whatever you want from our financial options.
Banks, particularly credit unions, can provide loans to offset some or all of the expenses related to Dev Masters. Loan aggregators like LendingTree can provide comparison shopping.
Dev Bootcamp has worked with Upstart and Pave setting a specific track for applicants where they can find backers who will invest in them as people. This remains one of the most viable options for Dev Masters students.
Peer to Peer Lending
There are services like Prosper and Lending Club that offer low interest rate personal loans to students based on a peer-to-peer model. Dev Masters has no official partnership with these organizations but that doesn’t mean our students can’t be using them. Rates for these loans can range from 6% to 30%, depending on a lot of factors.
One way that students have been paying for Dev Bootcamp is using Mastercard or Visa. Most interest rates are unacceptably high as a long term loan, but students do use credit cards as a temporary bridge. Some people may be eligible for a 0% credit card as one of the cheapest ways to temporarily finance the cost of the program.
Ultimately combining two or three options might be ideal for a candidate in order to spread the load on different avenues.
Questions about Dev Masters ? Suggestions? Send us an email – (firstname.lastname@example.org).