Entry to the program starts at $3,000.
No other university in the US offers this low entry fee. Pay off the remaining tuition from your earnings during your internship.
How does the loan work for international students?
After completing two semesters of courses here, international students take our 3-week Career Strategies Workshop, where our Computer Career Center professionals teach you everything you need to know about finding internships, and what to expect working in a U.S. company and living in the United States.
Once you receive a satisfactory practical training internship offer, the University will help you get a loan from our local bank. Interest is 9%, and you are expected to pay monthly for 24 months.
A typical salary might be $6500 or more per month, and typical monthly loan payment is under $1800, so it is quite comfortable to repay the loan, and have zero debt when you graduate. This works quite well. Some students actually decide to repay more money monthly, so they end up paying off the loan sooner and paying less interest.
If a student pays $3,000 to enter and the program cost is $42,000, then the student loan is for $39,000. When paid for with a 24-month loan, the student will pay $3,761 in total interest costs, $360 in service fees, and a monthly payment of $1797, for a total program cost of $46,121.
An additional loan option that might apply to some international students
To pay the initial amount due, some of our students apply for an “Alternative Loan.” To qualify, you would need to have a loan co-signer with a good credit rating who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. You may also use a larger Alternative Loan to pay your entire program expense; if you pay for the entire program when enrolling, you would get a tuition discount of $1,000.