Grant Funding for Military Members, Veterans and Their Families for Trade School

Over $300 million in military grants and scholarships exist specifically for qualifying service members, veterans and their families.i

What Are Military Grants?

Grants are sums of money paid by the government that don’t have to be repaid. They are often based on financial need and, in the case of military grants, a student’s service in the U.S. Armed Forcesii,iii.

Who Can Get Military Grants?

  • Members of the armed forces
  • Veterans
  • Spouses of service members and veterans
  • Children of service members and veterans

What Military Grants Are Available?

Many private organizations offer military grants. The federal government provides two grant programs specific to military members:

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

A grant for students whose parents died serving in Afghanistan or Iraq after 9/11. Students must have been under 24 years old at the time of their parents’ death. After completing the FAFSA process, they must not be eligible for a Pell Grant. A least part-time enrollment is required. Click here to learn more.

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Additional Pell Grant

Students who were under 24 years old when their parents died while fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq after 9/11 and who received an Expected Family Contribution of zero after submitting the FAFSA may qualify for the maximum amount of funds available through the Pell Grant and other federal student aid programs. Click here to learn more.

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We’re grateful for your service to our country and honored to serve you as you transition from combat to career. Our financial aid advisors are standing by to answer any questions you may have about applying for military grants and assist you through the process of locating funds for your training investment. Call us today.

Additional Sources

Accredited School, ACCSC. TWS-Jacksonville located at 1750 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 is recognized by ACCSC as a satellite location of TWS-Jacksonville located at 3500 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC) in Houston and TWS-Jacksonville are branch campuses of Tulsa Welding School, located at 2545 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74104. Tulsa, OK campus is licensed by OBPVS and ASBPCE. Jacksonville, FL campus is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2331. TWSTC and TWS in Tulsa, OK are approved by TWC. TWS in Jacksonville is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C-668. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. TWS in Jacksonville is also regulated by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Ave, Suite SE 308, Indianapolis, IN 46204; OCTS@dwd.in.gov; 317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732; http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm. GI Bill® Eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). The AOSWT program is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program and is not an academic degree. The AOSWT program is not approved for the following states: CO, GA, LA, MN, and TX. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at: https://www.weldingschool.com/student-resources/regulatory-information/.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Scholarships available to those who qualify. Candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. If a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. Scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship TWS offers. In most cases, only one award will be given per student. If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. Scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the entire duration of the program. Scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. Termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to TWS. Tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your Enrollment Agreement. See the reverse side of your Enrollment Agreement or the School Catalog for the school’s refund policy.

*According to 2016 IPEDS data TWS has the largest total combined enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the U.S. with the designated largest program of CIP Code Welding Technology/Welder.

1 Total number of estimated graduates for TWS calculated based on historic data available as of 1/20/16.

2 Tulsa area annual mean wage is $48,510, Jacksonville area annual mean wage is $41,440 and Houston area annual mean wage is $50,100 for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers (514121) reported by BLS as of May 2018 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salary for Professional Welder is $33,945 for TWS Tulsa, $32,890 for Jacksonville, and TWSTC is $33,633 for graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/17-6/30/18.

3 According to BLS data Oklahoma employed 9,970, Florida employed 13,890 and Texas employed 50,120 welders, cutters, solderers (514121) as of May 2018. http://data.bls.gov/oes

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