Tuition and Fees
Persever8’s tuition and fees are as follows:
Application fee (non-refundable) $25
Registration fee (non-refundable)* $500
Tuition fee $17,000
Internship support fee $1,500
(This fee applies only to those students who participate in a Persever8-sponsored internship following completion of the program)
In addition to the above costs, students must provide their own laptop computers with a minimum of 16GB memory and a CPU that supports visualization, such as Intel i5 or i7. Hard drive capacity is not as important, as most assignments and lessons will be completed in the cloud.
* Registration fee: This fee is for students who are admitted to the program. Included in the fee are the costs of administering and scoring adaptive skills and executive functioning skills assessment instruments, as well as the cost of student and parent orientation sessions.
Textbooks and supply cost are included in the tuition costs. There may be minimal incidental costs associated of skill practice in the community.
Persever8’s program offers life skills education, workforce readiness lessons and technology training in a comprehensive program that begins with a six and one half hour day where students are immersed in learning during the entire day. This expands to a minimum eight-hour day as the program progresses, so that by the end of the program, trainees are experiencing the length of a workday that would be expected in the technology industry. This is a different from a typical post–secondary learning experience, where students typically spend fewer hours in class and more of their learning outside of class. Persever8’s program will include homework, but includes more “lab time” than a typical college experience.
Costs of technology programs in our area (which do not include life skills or workforce readiness lessons) include:
Iron Yard Wake Tech Tech Talent South Living Arts College Persever8
Length of Program 12 weeks 2 - 3 years 8 weeks (12 hours/wk) 1 year (academic yr) 1 year
Workplace Readiness No No No No Yes
Life Skills No No No No Yes
Team-building ? ? ? ? Yes
opportunities ? No No No Yes
Tuition $13,900 $4,731 $6,750 $17,678 $17,525
Training offered Intensive instruc- Associate's One of the All of the following:
tion in one of the Degree following: * HTML
following: * Code Immersion * CSS
* Ruby on Rails Design and * Python
* iOS Development * Test Driven
* Third Party Modules
* Web Development