How to Pay for Your Schooling Despite Rising Education Costs

You have seen the headlines. The daunting type that repeatedly drill rising education costs into your inbox and newsfeeds.

  • Tuition Increasing at Record Speed.
  • Education Costs Soaring to New Heights. 
  • Tuition Hikes to Balance Difficult Budgets.

Being exposed to these types of stories week-over-week can make pursuing an education feel like an overwhelming, impossible task. But what these headlines do not tell you is that you have options outside of a four-year degree, and these options can come at a much more palatable cost.  

Education costs are undoubtedly higher than they have been for previous generations. Still, the beauty of living in today’s world is that there are so many alternatives to gaining an education that past generations never had. 

Whether you are interested in pursuing higher education for the first time, changing career paths, or starting a new career venture and want to refresh your skills, bootcamps like the University of Miami Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp can help you achieve your goals.

You should not have to choose between financial freedom and true, authentic fulfillment in your career. Come along with us as we explore alternative ways to invest in your education without breaking the bank and how much that investment can pay off in the long run. 

Overcoming Financial Barriers 

In recent years inflation has risen immensely, impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. From essentials like food, housing, and transportation, to the things that spark joy like entertainment, subscription services, and extracurricular activities. 

Now more than ever, people are rethinking their spending habits and looking for alternative ways to increase their earnings. Whether that is through a side hustle, a new career venture, or an opportunity to acquire new skills and qualify for a shiny new promotion. 

Making that change or pivot often requires additional education in one way or another. While four-year degrees are still desirable and can help you achieve those goals, education costs continue to rise, meaning that it may not be an affordable option for some.

Not to mention that full-time schooling can be time-consuming, and many adults who have a family, career, or additional responsibilities, may not be able to take that route. 

Part-time, online bootcamps like the University of Miami Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp provide hands-on training on weekends and evenings and can be great entry points to high-paying cybersecurity careers. They combine theoretical and practical training to help learners develop a job-ready skill set in just ten months. 

By enrolling in a bootcamp, you can help combat rising education costs, increase your earning potential, and pave a clear path towards a rewarding, lucrative career. 

The Unique Benefits of Enrolling in a Professional Bootcamp 

What Exactly is a Bootcamp? 

In short, bootcamps are expedited training programs designed to prepare learners with the practical skills needed to succeed on the job. They have become increasingly prevalent in the digital and tech sectors and are great alternatives to a four-year degree. 

Companies used to be dead-set on hiring candidates that took the traditional educational path. However, that has changed immensely over the years. More and more companies recognize the immense value bootcamps hold and accept them in lieu of Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees. 

What Makes a Professional Bootcamp So Special? 

When choosing to invest in yourself and your education financially, it is only natural to question the return on investment. 

Here are some reasons why the University of Miami Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp is worth the investment: 

No Experience Necessary 

Bootcamps welcome learners of all experience levels. Whether you are already working in the digital tech sector and feel it is time for a skill refresh or have zero experience and need to build those skills from the ground up, our immersive, beginner-friendly program makes achieving your goals possible. 

Enrolling in a bootcamp also means no prerequisite or general education courses, so you can focus your time and effort on courses directly related to your field of study. 

Personalized Career Support

Our bootcamp gives you a unique vantage point when entering the workforce because of the in-depth career development support offered. Career services such as resume writing, LinkedIn profile building, interview coaching, and job placement assistance are among the many tools provided to ensure learners are well-positioned to enter the cyber industry with confidence and continue to excel in the years to come. 

If you were to seek out these services outside of the bootcamp, they could cost you thousands of dollars. Hiring a professional resume writer can cost $100-$1000, while a good career coach can cost upwards of $500 an hour. Not to mention the added stress that comes with finding reputable resources that will actually help you move the needle in your job search.

Having these tools at your disposal for ten months straight (plus six months post-program completion!) is truly invaluable.

Live, Online Learning 

Our remote professional bootcamp is taught live by industry experts and conducted on weekends and evenings to accommodate busy schedules. Learn from anywhere with an internet connection–at home, on the road, at your local coffee shop–you name it. 

Learners get all the benefits of a real classroom in a remote setting. Live classes mean the ability to ask questions, get assignment feedback in real-time, work in tandem with classmates on group projects that emulate a real workplace environment, and more.

What is the Return on Investment of a Professional Bootcamp?

Return on investment, or ROI, is a term used to describe the profitability of an investment. Whether you are investing your time, money, or both, it is important to look at the ROI to ensure that what you are spending upfront is worth it in the long run. 

Let us look at how investing in your education through a professional bootcamp can help you earn more than you invested upfront. 

Tech salaries are among the highest in the U.S., with averages above six figures. Here are a few national average salaries at the entry level for some of the fast-growing cybersecurity career paths: 

  • Penetration Tester: $84,420 per year, according to
  • Systems Analyst: $74,669 per year, according to
  • Information Security Specialist: $64,984 per year, according to

Pretty great, right? Below, we will help paint the picture on how to measure your potential ROI when you invest in the University of Miami Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp.

the return on investment of a professional cybersecurity bootcamp

How to Pay for Your Schooling 

With the rising cost of inflation looming in your mind, it can feel difficult to justify spending money on yourself, especially when it comes to larger, more long-term investments like your education. 

At the University of Miami, we make financing our Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp easy. Take a look at our payment options and choose what works best for you:

  • Pay in Full
    After completing the introductory course, pay tuition in full prior to starting your first class.
  •  0% Interest
    Monthly installments with no interest. Available to all learners.
  • Personal Financing
    Learners may qualify for private education loans with lenders like PNC, Sallie Mae or our partner, Climb.

Want more information on your payment options for our professional bootcamp?

We know that making a decision for your future is not something you take lightly. If you have any questions, our admissions team is always here to help.

Invest in Your Future With a New Career  

pursue a career that checks all the boxes; financial freedom, remote work, work life balance, career fulfillment.

There truly is no better investment than an investment in your future. You deserve a career that checks all the boxes, whether that is earning more money, working remotely, having more flexibility, or all of the above! 

Trust us, it is out there and we can help you make those dreams a reality in just ten months. Enrolling in a bootcamp at the University of Miami will help you gain the hands-on experience and job-ready skills you need to succeed in the cybersecurity workforce. 

Better yet, our personalized approach to student success means that you will receive one-on-one guidance from a Student Success Manager (SSM) who will regularly check in with you to ensure you have all the information and resources you need throughout the program. You will also get personalized career support from our Career Services team to ensure you are confident and prepared to enter the workforce upon bootcamp completion. 

Classes begin on a rolling basis. Contact our admissions team at 305-425-1151 to learn more about the enrollment process, tuition, payment options, and course curriculum. You can also fill out the form below to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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