The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) welcomes EdAssist partners. Learn how to use your EdAssist benefits on world-class cybersecurity degree and certificate programs at SANS.edu. Cybersecurity is all we teach — and nobody does it better.
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STEP 1: Consider the available enrollment options:
|Program||Who Should Enroll?||Tuition|
|M.S. in Information Security Engineering||Students looking to advance their careers to the highest levels through a curriculum that blends technical skills and business management||$13,500 per year minimum, $54,000 in program total. Includes costs of course, textbooks, and certification tests.|
|Graduate Certificate Programs||Students seeking to develop advanced technical skills that map to specific job roles. SANS.edu offers these graduate certificate programs: ||$5,700 per year minimum, $22,800 to $28,500 program total. Includes the cost of the course, textbooks, and certification tests.|
|Bachelor's of Applied Cybersecurity (BACS)||Students who have completed an associate's degree, traditional students as career starters or mid-career professionals who want to transition into cybersecurity.||$40,500 total for the SANS.edu portion of the program, includes the cost of the course, text books, and certification tests.|
|Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity (ACS)||Students who have completed at least two years of college and are about to finish an associate degree, are in a 4-year college or master's program, or are mid-career professionals who want to transition into cybersecurity||$18,600, includes the cost of the course, textbooks, and certification tests.|
|Individual Courses as a Non-degree Seeking Student||Students seeking to take a single course through the SANS Technology Institute||$6,500 per course, includes the cost of the course, textbooks, and certification tests.|
Full program descriptions and single course information can be found online at: https://www.sans.edu
STEP 2: Contact your human resources department to learn how to use EdAssist for tuition assistance at the SANS Technology Institute.
STEP 3: Apply online.
SANS.edu accepts students throughout the year to provide maximum flexibility. You’ll receive an admissions decision a month after you apply. You can start your program a month after being admitted.
Master’s Degree: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Bachelor’s Degree and All Certificate Programs: The 15th of any month
Note: if you intend to take an in-person course, we require students to apply 90 days before the start of the in-person event, to allow for time to get registered at a live event.
Please Read Carefully
- The SANS Technology Institute (www.sans.edu) is a regionally accredited educational institution and our courses are eligible for tuition reimbursement, while SANS Institute (www.sans.org) training classes are not eligible.
- It is also important that you apply specifically to take only a course offered by the SANS Technology Institute rather than specific SANS Institute training classes. Graduate courses at the SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) begin with "ISE" and have four digits, undergraduate courses at SANS.edu begin "ACS" and have four digits, while training classes at the SANS Institute (sans.org) never use "ISE" or "ACS" and have only three digits. As an example, graduate students would apply to take ISE 5101, not SEC 401, even though ISE 5101 incorporates SEC 401 class material and GSEC exam. (see chart below)
- Be sure to include accurate start and end dates for the course. These will be listed on the Course Description Letter described in Step 4 of the previous section.
- Students must pass the associated GIAC exam within the specified course timeline in order to pass the class. If the student does not pass the exam on his/her first attempt, they will need to purchase a re-take exam out of pocket.
|SANS Institute||SANS Technology Institute|
|Course Numbers||Three digits
Example: ISE 5201
|GIAC Exam||Optional||Not Optional|
|Outcome||Certificate of Completion||Grade Report, Letter Grade|