Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Veterans
- Some bootcamp programs offer scholarships to cover 50%-100% of veterans' tuition.
- Many other programs will offer diversity scholarships that can be awarded to veterans.
- There is a significant discrepancy between programs on how much a scholarship will cover.
Coding bootcamps have exploded in popularity over the last ten years with nearly all demographics, including student veterans.
Bootcamps offer an education in a generally well-paid and high-demand job market, with a far smaller time requirement than traditional university programs. This can be highly alluring for veterans looking to jumpstart a new career in a short amount of time.
Unfortunately, coding bootcamps are often not cheap, leaving many students to find alternative payment options or scholarships. The good news is that veterans often have various financial assistance possibilities at their disposal. Many programs accept the GI Bill, which is the primary way veterans can cover most, if not all, of their tuition fees. If a student is not able to use their GI Bill for any reason, scholarships are the next best way for veterans to reduce the cost of a bootcamp. Military personnel are included in many scholarships aimed at promoting diversity.
Additionally, many programs offer various forms of financial assistance, including deferred payment plans, loans, or income share agreements, where students do not pay for the program until they have finished and found employment. Between all of the available options, veterans should be able to find a way to make their education affordable and start their new civilian career path.
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Comprehensive List of Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Veterans
|Provider||Scholarship Name||Scholarship Amount||Regular Tuition|
|Code Platoon||Transgender Veteran Scholarship||$18,000||$18,000|
|Code Platoon||SkillBridge Scholarship||$18,000||$18,000|
|Inventive Academy||Veterans Scholarship Program||Up to 100% coverage||$11,000|
|Zip Code Wilmington||Military Scholarship||Up to 100% coverage||$6,000|
|Code Platoon||Veteran and Spouse Scholarship||$15,500||$18,000|
|Code Platoon||MilSpouse Scholarship||$15,500||$18,000|
|DevPoint Labs||Opportunity in Tech Scholarship||50% off||$8,800|
|Turing School||Diversity Scholarship||$4,000||$25,000|
|Metis||The Metis Scholarship||$3,000||$11,000|
|LEARN academy||Military Scholarship||$2,000||$14,500|
|Flatiron School||The Access Scholarship||Up to $2,000||$16,900|
|The Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild||Hero Award Scholarship||$1,900||$14,900|
|Coding Dojo||Military Re-training Scholarship||$1,000||$16,495|
|Fullstack Academy||Veterans Pay-Upfront Scholarship||$1,000||$18,910|
|Claim Academy||Veterans Scholarship||$500||$15,498|
|Thinkful||Vets in Tech Scholarship||$100 per month||$16,000|
|Alchemy Code Lab||Diversity in Tech Scholarship||5-70% coverage||>$24,000|
|DeltaV Code School||Diversity Tuition Award||Varies||$12,000|
Frequently Asked Questions About Bootcamp Scholarships for Veterans
What are my other payment options for a coding bootcamp?
While military scholarships can be a great help, they are far from the only way for veterans, active military, and spouses to pay for an education in coding or development. If available, using funds from the GI Bill is the best way to help veterans pay for their education.
Many bootcamps accept the GI Bill and have specific departments to help students navigate the application process. Depending on if the student has previously used their GI Bill or not, it might also cover the full cost of the program or bootcamp.
What is deferred tuition?
Since coding bootcamps may cost several thousand dollars, many students need help covering the cost. One option some programs offer is deferred tuition. Every bootcamp does it slightly differently, but generally, students are required to pay a small upfront fee for their course, then pay the rest either after they graduate or find their first job in the industry.
As is often the case with loans, students who defer tuition payments generally end up paying more overall for the program, but in a more manageable way. Programs offer various payment options, so it is important to find one that works best for your financial needs.
What are some coding bootcamps for veterans?
Code Platoon is the only bootcamp that is specifically and only for military personnel and their families. However, Code Platoon only offers a bootcamp in full-stack development, so it might not be a good match for everyone. Galvanize also has a program specifically for service members still on active duty.
Other bootcamp programs have special scholarships or offers for veterans but are not veteran-only programs.
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