Code Now. Pay Tuition Later.
Lindsay Gellman, The Atlantic
Last year, Lavell Burton decided he wanted to learn to code. He searched online for coding bootcamps, and was surprised to find that many of them cost several thousand dollars upfront. Burton, then 36, was hoping to move from his maintenance job aboard an American naval ship to a career in software engineering in California.
Burton finally came across a 30-week remote program that was free to attend. The program would provide comprehensive web-engineering training, as well as help with job placement. Once employed, graduates are required to pay back a set portion of their salary under an arrangement called an income-share agreement, or ISA.