PROGRAM COST

What is the cost of tuition?

The cost of tuition is $9,350. That includes everything (ie: gear, equipment use, consumables, materials, testing, instruction, etc. etc). If you are accepted, you must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be put toward your total tuition cost. Currently, all transactions are conducted at the Arc + Flame Center during business hours.

Payment can be made with a check made payable to Monroe Community College, credit card, and/or student loan through an approved lending company such as Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo. Payment from a "529 Savings Plan" is also accepted. Unfortunately, financial aid through FAFSA, PELL, or TAP along with GI Bill/ Veteran Benefits are not eligible for this program.

Sallie Mae / Student Loans

What options are available for finance?

Bank loans or a student loan from a lending company such as Sallie Mae are available options for finance if you are accepted into the program. Click here for more information. Student loans are NOT based on financial need. Student loan approval is generally based on your credit score/history, and ability to repay the loan.

Other Options / Grants

How else can I pay for this course?

Organizations such as RochesterWorks and ACCES-VR do have some funding options available for qualified candidates in Monroe County. Various counties in New York have other workforce development/agencies that may offer grants for industry certificate training. Research those organizations in your area and follow their steps to determine eligibility and approval.

The American Welding Society has some scholarship award opportunities available on their website. Research their current listings, and apply accordingly.

Unfortunately, financial aid through FAFSA, PELL, or TAP are not eligible for this program. The GI Bill / Veteran Benefits are also not currently available for this program.

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