The Alben Accelerator is a specialized payment plan made possible by donations from the Alben Foundation, a charitable trust on a mission to get more women into tech careers.
The Alben Accelerator allows students to make smaller payments throughout their data science coursework. There is no credit check required, however, prospective students must fill out a separate application and be approved by ENTITY's board of education. Applicants must explain how the Data Science Virtual Academy will help them succeed in their future careers and how they will give back to the community if accepted.
The Data Science Virtual Academy costs $17,500.
SO HOW DOES THE ALBEN ACCELERATOR WORK?
For the first year, borrowers are responsible for paying approximately
For the first 8 months of that year, you are actively attending the program.
You’ve graduated, are making payments, and are working with our Career Concierge to further your career! Now what?
*The total payment amount includes the $17,500 tuition plus 5% effective yearly interest over five years, which is $21,875. If the student qualifies for debt forgiveness, the effective yearly interest rate will only be 1.67% for three years.
Accelerated payments begin! For the remaining years, borrowers are responsible for paying approximately
If you are in good standing and have followed this schedule without missed payments by the end of year 3 (month 36).
ENTITY WILL FORGIVE THE REMAINING TWO YEARSOF PAYMENTS, TOTALING $3,000
WITH DEBT FORGIVENESS
WITHOUT DEBT FORGIVENESS
If you qualify for debt forgiveness, you will have paid off your tuition in 3 years and don't owe anything else during years 4-5.
If you do not qualify for debt forgiveness, you will continue to pay approximately:
per month for years 4-5.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Alben Accelerator is a payment method that is completely unique to ENTITY Academy, so we've included the FAQs below to explain certain features and terms of the Alben Accelerator. Students should read their enrollment agreement and the Alben Accelerator contract to carefully understand their terms.
The Alben Foundation was founded by Alex and Susan Alben in 2020 and is based in Southern California. Its mission is to improve the lives of people by humanizing technology and encouraging diversity in the creation of systems and applications. The Alben Foundation's Women in Data Science initiative aims to improve technology and achieve equitable outcomes with a diverse set of people working in this field.
The Data Science Virtual Academy
Data is everywhere. Even if you're a complete beginner, our preferred provider, Woz U, can help you master the skills needed to land entry-level positions in Data Science and Analysis. And to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running after graduation, ENTITY provides soft skills training and mentorship, which focuses on leadership development and connects you with a supportive professional community. Come change the world with us!