The Problems with Free College

The idea of free college has garnered a lot of attention from students and parents, in large part due to the role that college is playing in the Democratic debates and the ever-increasing cost of tuition. Most major presidential hopefuls…

A Letter to Code Newbies – from a Former Newbie

I know learning how to code can be tough at times. Cycling through tutorial after tutorial, with nothing really “sticking.” Getting in too deep with advanced projects you probably weren’t ready for. Chasing bugs for hours, only to realize that…

University Coding Bootcamps: The Ultimate Guide

The economy is changing, and traditional college degrees aren’t as necessary as they once were. Today, career and technical education offers a viable alternative to people seeking high-paying careers. As a result, universities all over the United States have established…

Why We Should Replace Federal Student Loans With Income Share Agreements (ISAs)

The federal student loan system on which many students rely to pay for their education has been the product of patchwork legislation. Right now, there is around $1.6 trillion worth of outstanding loans currently owed in the United States. Student…

This is Not The World of Subprime Children

The student loan infrastructure in the United States is broken. There are dozens of plans available for borrowers—graduated, income-based, PAYE, RePAYE, to name a few—but there are still people who are struggling to pay their student loans. Outstanding student loan…

Introduction to Income Share Agreements

What if there was a way to pay for your education without incurring debt? Historically, debt-based financing options have been the primary method of funding for students in bootcamps, colleges, and other educational institutions. However, recently, student debt has reached…

San Diego and the Future of Workforce ISA Funds

The nature of our workforce and education is changing. Traditionally, you would graduate high school, and then attend college in pursuit of a degree in a desired subject. After earning that degree, you transition into a lucrative job in a…

Amazon to Retrain 100k of Its Workforce into Technical Roles with $700 Million Investment

Amazon recently announced an ambitious new plan for its workers—dedicate $700 million to technical retraining for 100,000 employees. This new investment will support career and technical education programs in software engineering, IT support, and other highly-skilled technology careers. As of…

Bipartisan Income Share Agreement Legislation Introduced in the Senate

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced new legislation designed to regulate Income Share Agreements, a new form of financial aid for further education. The bill, which is being referred to as the ISA Student Protection Act, was proposed…

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome while Learning How to Code

Learning to code is by no means an easy feat. Ask any accredited coding academy or instructor if learning to code is easy and they’ll tell you the same thing. Sure, some people have a natural talent for it and…

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