Recently, online learning site Udacity offered a brief deal where you could get an Android development education from Google and get a refund for half your tuition when you graduate. Now, the company is making that offer permanent for all of their Nanodegree programs.
If you haven’t heard of Udacity’s Nanodegree programs, they’re pretty great: tech companies like Google and Facebook work with Udacity to put together the curriculum based on the current needs of the tech industry. The courses are aimed at giving you marketable skills that tech companies want.
While much of Udacity’s instructional content is free to watch on the site, you can enroll in the Nanodegree program that includes feedback on projects, career coaching, and credentials when you graduate. These programs cost $US200/month (with courses ranging anywhere from 4 to 12 months, depending on the subject and how fast you work through them). However, with the now-permanent refund offer, that drops to $US100/month if you graduate within 12 months.
Signing up for a Udacity Nanodegree probably isn’t for everyone. If you’re just casually interested in learning a new skill, you should probably stick to perusing whatever videos and exercises are freely available. However, if you’re serious about pursuing a career in tech, the tuition refund makes Udacity a pretty tempting deal.
Get Half Your Tuition Back When You Graduate [Udacity Blog]