Earn the Best Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree Affordably with the SANS.edu Income Share Agreement (ISA)

SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Make little or no college payments until you get a job. That's the promise of the SANS.edu Income Share Agreement (ISA).

The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) — the best college in cybersecurity — launched an income share agreement (ISA) to make our upper division undergraduate programs more accessible to U.S. applicants who demonstrate high potential to succeed.

Our Investment in Your Success

If you are offered and accept our Income Share Agreement (ISA), you'll pay little or nothing toward your tuition until after you've completed your undergraduate program and are earning at least $40,000 per year. We only receive payments when you succeed.

The average starting salary for our job-seeking upper division undergraduates is $94,000.

Numbers at a Glance

The ISA doesn't start until you're making at least $40K per year. The average starting salary of our graduates is $104K for the ACS program and $110K for the BACS program.
You'll pay 8% of your gross income until you reach your payment cap of $21,250 for an undergraduate certificate in Applied Cybersecurity or $46,050 for a bachelor’s degree. You will never pay more than that.
For any month you're not earning income, your ISA payments are deferred. There's no interest.
If you've accumulated 4 years of deferred monthly payments because you haven't earned the monthly equivalent of $40K or more per year, your ISA expires, even if you've paid nothing.

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Secure Your Future with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity from SANS.edu

  • Smooth Credit Transfer: Transfer 70 credits from an accredited college, then delve into 50 credits of specialized cybersecurity coursework at SANS.edu.
  • Immersive Learning Experience: Dive into cutting-edge cybersecurity courses taught by industry leaders, gaining sought-after skills through interactive labs.
  • 9 GIAC Certifications: Secure your career path with 9 GIAC cybersecurity certifications, recognized across the industry for their rigor and relevance.
  • Virtual Internship: Gain practical insights and contribute to real-world solutions as you intern virtually with the Internet Storm Center, a renowned global cybersecurity watchdog.
  • Tailored Career Assistance: Receive personalized support for your job search and gain access to our exclusive global network of employers.
  • High Starting Salaries: Join the ranks of our bachelor's degree graduates who boast an average starting salary of more than $94,000.


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