Am I responsible for any additional expenses?

We require all students to be on a MacBook capable of running the most recent operating system and with at least 4 GB of RAM for our web development program and 8 GB of RAM for our data science program. This is not something you need for the admissions process but you would be responsible for it on the first day of class. You do not need to buy any books or software though! Our custom curriculum is all online. The other cost to consider is transportation. Most students buy monthly passes to nearby garages.

If I am a veteran, does the GI Bill Money help cover tuition?

We have had students use Chapter 30, 35, and 33, as well as Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits to help cover their tuition costs for our web development and data science programs in San Antonio. After acceptance, you’ll work with our Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager who is our in-house School Certifying Official to see what benefits you have available to you and how those can fit into your tuition plan.

How can I earn a scholarship?

Visit our Scholarships page for more information on eligibility and application! We award scholarships about two weeks before a class begins so you must be on the roster by then to be eligible.

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Do you offer financing?

After acceptance, you’ll be connected with our Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager who will help you explore the various options available to you including loans, grants, VA Benefits, and scholarships.

Is there a deposit?

Yes. We take a $1,000 deposit to lock in your space in the program. This is your registration deposit. If you end up not joining the class, this is refunded to you. If you do join the class, this goes towards your tuition payment.

How do Data Scientists spend most of their time?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer here, but generally, data scientists spend about 70% of their time on data wrangling, which is the phase of the pipeline that focuses on gathering, cleaning, and preparing data for use. Another 30% of their time is spent on model development, and the remaining time is spent on post-deployment efforts like upkeep, visualizations, storytelling, etc.

What will I have to show employers as an entry-level Data Scientist?

You’ll graduate with a full technical portfolio and professional portfolio. You’ll have a busy GitHub, Kaggle, and Data.World profile, as well as a number of projects from the classroom like visualizations, cleaned data sets, reports, presentations, models, and more. You’ll also complete a real-world capstone project, which will be great to present to employers.

What kinds of companies employ Data Scientists?

Data science is everywhere, including cyber security, SaaS, banking, and retail. Big companies in San Antonio like USAA, Accenture, HEB, and Booz Allen Hamilton work in this realm, as do smaller agencies like Quickpath Analytics.