There are several ways to pay your welding school tuition at Heartland Welding Academy in Wichita. If you’re paying directly, we accept cash, check, money order and wire transfer payments. In addition, scholarships, grants, financing and federal financial aid are available to those who qualify. We also accept VA education benefits (GI Bill).
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid (Pell Grant and Direct Loan) is available to those who qualify.
Students may apply for Federal Student Aid by filling out the Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov.
For detailed information on preparing to fill out, completing, and submitting the FAFSA form please visit https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out.
Eligibility requirements for Federal Aid Programs consist of U.S Citizenship or permanent residency, enrollment or accepted enrollment in the school, and satisfactory progress in one’s program of study. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined in HWA’s policy to remain eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid.
Department of Veteran Affairs Education Benefits
Heartland Welding Academy is able to accept Veteran’s Education Benefits. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Kansas Workforce Development
(as part of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act/WIOA Title I)
Heartland Welding Academy is approved as an eligible training provider through Kansas Workforce Development, which offers grants and funding opportunities throughout the year.
SER Corporation of Kansas
SER (Service, Education and Re-Training) is a direct grantee for the NFJP (National Farmworker Jobs Porgram). To qualify, you must have worked in an agricultural environment in the past two years, be authorized to work in the U.S. and meet certain income and farm work criteria.
American Indian Council
Is funded by the WIOA Section 166 Indian & Native Programs Employment & Training Program. To be eligible to apply you must be an enrolled member or a verifiable descendant of a federally recognized tribe.
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Heartland Welding Academy maintains a list of scholarship opportunities that are available. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships that are available from their local community
American Welding Society
Multiple scholarship options available. Application deadlines and selection dates vary.
Mike Rowe Works
The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is for people in skilled trade training programs.
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs
Scholarships for students pursuing degrees that will lead to manufacturing careers.
Students who are eligible to receive Federal Aid are required to complete Entrance Counseling prior to the release of any funds. Entrance Counseling is completed online at https://studentaid.gov/entrance-counseling/
Students receiving Federal Financial Aid are required to complete Exit Counseling at program completion. Exit counseling can be completed at https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling/ . Students will not receive their graduation documents & certifications until Exit counseling has been completed.
Self Certification Form
Students have the right to seek out their own private lending. Heartland Welding Academy recognizes this right, and requests that students fill out a Self Certification Form. Please contact the Financial Aid Director for details.
For any questions regarding financial assistance please reach out to the Financial Aid Director, Jessica Friedrichs, 316-776-5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAP is evaluated based on payment periods. A payment period is defined in clock hours and weeks of instructional time. The Practical Pipe and Structural Code Welding Program has two payment periods. The first payment period begins when a student starts their program, and ends when the student has reached half of the scheduled hours/weeks of instruction time. This is also defined by HWA as the program Midterm. The second payment period begins after the program Midterm and ends when the student has completed their program. See below for details.
The Structural Code Welding Program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, and only has one payment period, which begins when a student starts their program.
Structural Code Welding
- 1st payment period: 0-360 hours / 12 weeks
- 2nd payment period: N/A
Pipe & Structural Code Welding
- 1st payment period: 0-360 hours / 12 weeks
- 2nd payment period: 361-720 hours / 12 weeks