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Does Tulsa Welding School Accept the GI Bill?

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You protected our country, and now you want to have a hand in keeping it strong? You’ve come to the right place.

Welders join the durable metal joints for our nation’s buildings, highways and bridges. More than half of American goods just couldn’t be made without these metal masters.

Welding training can give you a competitive advantage in the job market, but how will you pay for it?[1] You have options.

See how you could use your GI Bill benefits at Tulsa Welding School—plus all the other funding and support for service members and veterans the school offers.

Tulsa Welding School Accepts the GI Bill

Millions of members of the armed forces and veterans have received help paying for college and trade school from the GI Bill since it was created in 1944.[2] And you might be able to as well.

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Tulsa Welding School accepts GI Bill benefits for its various technical training programs in these disciplines:

  • Welding
  • Pipefitting
  • Electrical applications
  • Electro-mechanical technologies
  • HVAC

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the organization responsible for administering military benefits under the GI Bill. The VA calls trade school programs “non-college-degree training.” Technical school graduates typically earn a certificate or diploma instead of a degree.

There are two main programs under the GI Bill:

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

The military education benefits of this bill are for service members or veterans who served after September 10, 2001. Benefits are also available for their families.

The Montgomery GI Bill

The military education benefits of this bill are for Reservists and active duty service members for training, certificates, diplomas and degrees.

There are also several educational and training funding programs for Reservists, Veterans and their dependents and survivors, such as scholarships for children of veterans.[3]

Facts and Stats About the GI Bill and Trade School

  • 5.6 million veterans have applied GI Bill benefits to a training program since 1956.[4]
  • 79 percent of veterans who enrolled in post-secondary education programs in 2016 used benefits from the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.[5]
  • Veterans are much more likely to succeed and graduate from a post-secondary program than other nontraditional students, such as older students, those with children and working students.[6]
  • 72 percent of the veterans who used the Post-9/11 GI Bill between August 2009 and September 2015 were still enrolled or had earned a certificate or degree. Of this group, 39,000 veterans earned vocational certificates.[7]

Additional Funding for Military Members and Veterans at TWS

Tulsa Welding School offers or accepts even more ways to help military members and veterans pay for school.

TWS Is a Military-Friendly School

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Not only does TWS provide several avenues for military members and veterans to fund their vocational training, but it has also been awarded the Military Friendly Schoolsâ designation for several years, including 2018.[8]

The Military Friendly Schoolsâ organization evaluates educational institutions’ effort, commitment and success in providing meaningful and sustainable benefits for the military community. Designations are determined using public data sources and surveys of schools and veterans.[9]

The annual school survey assesses more than 8,800 institutions nationwide and is based on several categories:

  • Retention
  • Graduation
  • Loan repayment
  • Job placement rates for veteran students[10]

Schools who are deemed Military Friendlyâ follow exemplary practices for recruiting and retaining students who are serving or have served in the armed forces. Their policies and programs provide special campus support, flexibility, academic accreditation, credit policies and more to help service members and veterans thrive in their training programs.

How to Use Your GI Bill Benefits at TWS

How can you get started? Contact the TWS financial aid office today. Our military financial aid experts will answer all of your questions and walk you through the process or putting your GI Bill benefits to work for you. We’re here to help you pursue a promising career in the trades.

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