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Can You Use a 529 Plan to Pay for Coding Bootcamp?


A coding bootcamp is an intense short-term technical training program that teaches fundamental coding skills needed for a programming job. Although 529 plan funds can be used to pay for certain coding bootcamps, there are some factors to consider, as well as additional ways to pay for the programs.


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Virginia529 offers free, in-person information sessions at locations across Virginia. These hour-long sessions highlight the program’s three plans, explain the benefits to account owners and give you the chance to get your questions answered. If you don’t live near one of our in-person sessions, Virginia529 offers online webinars where you can learn more from the comfort of your own home.