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General Discussion

Basic questions about education funding, as well as employment rate

I was wondering what the employment rate/ratio is after taking these courses. Also I realize that you are not a university, but is there anyway to put education benefits like the GI-Bill towards this so I don't have to pay the annual costs out of pocket. Thank you for your time in answering these questions to the best of your ability, it is appreciated.

8 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I wonder if Michael Watson might be able to shed some light on these questions.

Michael Watson
Michael Watson
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks James Barnett. Hope you're well!

Hi Andrew Henry , a semi-belated welcome to the Treehouse Community! See you're crushing some HTML and CSS :metal:

RE the GI-Bill: a few things in process, but to be frank nothing is imminent. As you noted we're not an accredited institution yet, and for better or worse that's the a general criteria for any US federal gov't education funding. Have you heard of our partner Incline HQ? They specifically focus on training veterans in web development and might be a helpful resource for you?

We also offer a discounted plan for US Military personnel (active or not) of $90 for a year or $9/mth. If you contact my amazing teammates in Support they'll be able to answer questions/get you set up on that plan.

RE Jobs: still in development mode on most of it...Points came out recently, but there are other new features forthcoming (not going to steal anybody's thunder). That said, << shameless plug alert >> some Treehouse students have gotten jobs because of the skills they've learned and developed here.

Kidding aside, when we hear about Treehouse students' successes because of what they've learned on Treehouse, getting jobs or other, it makes us super happy and excited. It's an important part of our Mission and something we're all very motivated to effect everyday.

Michael Watson I contacted support with some questions about veteran's discounts 3 weeks ago and still haven't received a reply (although I got one for a different ticket sent at the same time.)

Michael Watson
Michael Watson
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Cena Mayo. just checked out your earlier question to our Support team and see that we replied the same day. It may have ended up in your Spam folder, apologies for the delay. Please find below the response we sent previously:

We do indeed! It's $9 a month and it's equivalent to our Basic (silver) plan - there is no Pro (gold) equivalent. We do need to see some form of formal documentation that shows you are an active member of the military or a veteran.

For active members of the military, please send us your certificate of military service that you can obtain for free here.*

If you're a veteran please send us a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214). Instructions for requesting this form are found here.*

Please note that these forms may include highly sensitive or personal information that we do not recommend sending over email. For your protection, please black out any personal information such as social security number, birthdate, and address before sending the form over to us.

Once you've sent over your verification we can provide you with a temporary link to setup your discounted plan. Thanks and we look forward to hearing back from you!

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Edit: Here's the original question you asked us for the benefit of others :smile:

I just read in the forums that you offer a discount for veterans. Is that still true? How much are the silver/gold plans, if so? What do you need from me to prove veteran status?

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the quick response! Can you tell me where the asterisk'd 'here's are supposed to refer to? :)

Michael Watson
Michael Watson
Treehouse Teacher

Something went crazy when I was editing the response, here is the link to the form.

Awesome, thanks again!

Benjamin Makowsky
Benjamin Makowsky
1,278 Points

I just sent a picture of my military ID and drivers license and they gave me the discount no problem

Joshua Armstrong
Joshua Armstrong
4,921 Points

Do you have to pay the whole $90 up front or can i set up a subscription for $9/month? Thanks! And thank you for giving us a good price.

Hi Josh,

I'm on the vet plan, and it's set up as a normal monthly subscription, not $90 upfront. All I needed to do was email a copy of my DD214 to support, explain that you'd like the vet plan, and wait a bit for them to confirm.

Best, Cena