Frequently asked questions

Why did you rebrand?
We founded Lambda School with the mission of offering an alternative to the traditional model of higher education so more people can start rewarding careers. We are more committed than ever to removing barriers that stand in the way of a better career and higher income. To better reflect our commitment to cultivating opportunity for even more people, we chose to rebrand to our new name, Bloom Institute of Technology (“BloomTech”). 

The many learners who are left out of or underserved by traditional higher education deserve an alternative path to financial mobility. BloomTech provides that. We train learners in the skills needed to grow their careers in technology and help them get a high paying job.
Why did you choose the name Bloom Institute of Technology?
We chose the name Bloom Institute of Technology because of our belief that our learners can grow their careers and reach their goals. We are committed to cultivating opportunity for even more people so learners can jumpstart rewarding careers in tech.
What does the new logo mean?
BloomTech is all about bringing two sides together: we bring together motivated learners and employers. When these different sides unite, we create opportunities that are more impactful than anyone could form on their own. The BloomTech logo represents this transformation.

We also wanted to give a nod to coding brackets, representing the foundational skills we teach that help our learners achieve new careers.

Will this rebrand impact your courses and future offerings?
We maintain our commitment to delivering a high quality education experience that is learners’ fastest path to a rewarding career. Our courses and programs will become more personalized and flexible, soon allowing learners to create a schedule and journey that fits their needs. We design courses to give learners the skills needed to thrive in tech careers upon graduation, from technical know-how to job searching and networking. That remains our focus.
When will the Web3 course launch?
Applications will open on December 13, 2021 with the first cohort date of February 7, 2022.
What does a vocational school mean? 
The many learners who are left out of or underserved by traditional higher education deserve an alternative path to financial mobility. BloomTech provides that. We have expanded the typical vocational school model to include fast-growing careers in technology, and we emphasize the work experience, career coaching, and job search support to help our learners find careers they love.
What will I receive to prove I completed the program?
Once you have graduated, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your program from Bloom Institute of Technology.
Is Bloom Institute of Technology accredited?
Bloom Institute of Technology is not an accredited institution. BloomTech is regulated at the state level as a post-secondary education institution.
What is a Job-Driven School?
BloomTech’s Job-Driven School is centered around personalization, flexibility, and a focus on outcomes. Our school and platform will continue to add features that allow learners to personalize our programs because people start at different baselines and may progress at a different pace. We are also working to add more live instruction options and allow learners to pick a schedule that works for their life, accelerate their training, or take a break when needed. Lastly, our Job-Driven School integrates our jobs curriculum into the whole program with experiential learning, Applied CS instruction, and job search and networking skills. Our goals are to teach our learners the skills necessary to land rewarding jobs and to improve their financial futures.
Why are students called ‘learners’ now?
At BloomTech, we believe that the term "Student" often conveys a passive, or top-down, approach to learning. Students are directed by the teacher, motivated by grades, and focus activity on listening and following instructions.   These are not behaviors that align to the needs of tech hiring.

We think of our community as Learners, who we believe direct and support their own learning, are motivated by the mastery of skills, and develop their own learning goals and monitor their own progress. In other words, a Learner is in the driver's seat, actively pursuing their education journey and career change.

Why will employers hire graduates from a new school? 
BloomTech continues the Lambda School tradition of having a strong curriculum and training that prepare learners to succeed in tech jobs. Employers recognize that our learners demonstrate determination and grit. Throughout the program, our learners work in ways that mirror in-demand jobs: team projects, tight deadlines, and shipping solutions. Employers also know that our learners are tested to show mastery in specific technical skills. Companies look to our graduates for highly qualified, ready-to-work job candidates.  
When do the new tuition options start? 
New pricing and ISA options will be available in the application starting December 2, 2021.
Can international learners access the new tuition options? 
International learners may choose our Pay Upfront or Pay in Installments tuition options. International tuition is $15,000. Unfortunately, they will not be able to access our ISA, RIC, or Outcomes-Based Loan options, nor will they qualify for our Tuition Refund Guarantee.
Why are there new pricing options? 

We have evolved our pricing model so BloomTech is more scalable, flexible, and outcomes-oriented than ever. Our pricing model ensures BloomTech and our learners are both invested in educational and career success: We make education more accessible by taking on some financial risk, while learners can choose to fund their training with a range of payment options. We designed the payment options to meet the needs of job-seekers in a variety of circumstances so they have the autonomy to select one that best matches their needs and ambitions, and worked to ensure our Outcomes-Based Loan continues to have zero upfront costs.

Will Bloom Institute of Technology have physical / in-person classes? 
No, Bloom Institute of Technology will continue to be a fully remote school where our classes take place entirely online. Learners do not work out of a physical location, and instead can take classes from anywhere. 
Will my previous or current application still be valid? 
If you began an application before December 2, 2021, your application may still be valid, but you will be asked to redo steps of the enrollment process to select new pricing options.
Will my login details to my application change? 
No, your login details will remain the same.
Who can we contact if we have more questions? 
Please reach out to support@bloomtech.com for any further questions.
Will I get a school email address? 
No, we will no longer offer official school email addresses, and instead will be allowing learners to use their own personal email address for logins and communications. 
Will I have access to any student discounts through my student status? 
At the moment, there are no student discounts available for learners. 
Can I still access the old ISA and tuition options?
No, applicants are no longer able to access the previous ISA and tuition options. 
How does the upfront tuition installment payments work?
Tuition installment payments will be the tuition split into three equal payments, but the timing and amount of each payment will vary depending on your program and state of residence. Please refer to our policy here for further details: Upfront Tuition in Installments
What is an ISA and how does it work?
An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is one way to pay your BloomTech tuition. We have two ISA options available:

36 Payments ISA: Where you agree to pay a $7,950 down payment upfront, and pay the rest of your tuition through 14% of your post-BloomTech salary for 36 months through an ISA, but only once you're making an annualized $50,000 or more per year (or the equivalent of $4,166 per month). The ISA is capped at a maximum repayment of $30,000, so you won’t pay more than $37,950 total ($7,950 down payment + $30,000 ISA cap) under any circumstances. The maximum deferment for the ISA is 48 months (during which you’re not required to make payments if you’re making less than $4,166 per month) - in total, the maximum term of this ISA is 83 months.

48 Payments ISA: Where you agree to pay a $2,950 down payment upfront, and pay the rest of your tuition through 14% of your post-BloomTech salary for 48 months, but only once you’re making an annualized $50,000 or more per year (or the equivalent of $4,166 per month). The ISA portion is capped at a maximum repayment of $40,000, so you won’t pay more than $42,950 total ($2,950 down payment + $40,000 ISA cap) under any circumstances. The ISA has a max deferment of 48 months (during which you’re not required to make payments if you’re making less than $4,166 per month) - in total, the max term of this ISA is 95 months.

This is our way of investing in you. We admit learners we believe will be successful and, for learners who choose an ISA, you do not make any payments until you’re working in a job that pays $50,000 or more per year (or the equivalent of $4,166 per month). If your income ever falls below that amount per month, your payments will pause. To learn more about our ISA tuition options, please visit the Tuition section on our Web Development, Data Science, or Backend Development course pages.

What is the Outcomes Based Loan? 
Learn more on our Outcomes Based Loan page.
What is the Tuition Refund Guarantee? 
Learn more on our Tuition Refund Guarantee page.
What is the cost of BloomTech for California residents?
BloomTech costs $30,000 for all California learners. Learners may choose to pay in three equal installments or our CA RIC option. 
Can my employer help pay for tuition? 
Employers may help pay for tuition via our Full Upfront Tuition option (paid in a lump sum or in 3 installments), or help contribute to ISA or RIC monthly payments. To learn more about this option, please contact financialservices@bloomtech.com.
Do I have to pay tuition even if I do not get a job in technology or coding? 
Yes. Technology is a part of nearly every professional field. In fact, technical skills—including the ones learners gain in BloomTech programs—dominate the list of most-in-demand qualifications for jobs overall. That means that our graduates can apply skills gained at BloomTech to a wide range of careers, not only roles that traditionally fall in the tech industry.