Who Can Apply? Anyone!

How Does It Work? Merit-based loans for students who may not have the credit or co-signer for traditional loans. Using previous achievements and transcripts, Meritize gives driven students the opportunity to learn where other finance options fail. Students don't make payments until after graduation.

How Do I Apply? Click Here to visit the Meritize site and learn more about your financing options.

​*See the Equipment List page for important information about your tools


Pay half the tuition up front, and you're guaranteed a loan for the other half

Make monthly payments (Normally around $150/month) while in school and pay the rest when you graduate

The down payment guarantees acceptance for the loan


Guaranteed Financing

Who Can Apply?Alabama residents who are considered low income OR have been laid off

How Does It Work?The WIOA Grant is free money that covers MOST of the tuition. After you're accepted for the grant, you owe $2,875 on the tuition*. You either pay that up front or you can take it out as a loan through our partnering finance company. Students have to make $80 payments every month while in school and pay the rest off after they graduate.

How Do I Apply?Go to the APWA office (715 Saint Emanuel St. Mobile, AL 36603) to get your acceptance letter. Then take that letter to the Mobile Career Center

*See the Equipment List page for important information about your tools


Who Can Apply?Anyone with welding experience (Work experience is preferred)

How Does It Work?Students go to school for free AND get paid $250/week while in school. Then after graduation, they are assigned to an employer for 1-2 years

How Do I Apply?The program list filled up so fast that we had to put a hold on interviews for a while. Interviews should start again at the end of May. Check back here or give us a call then if you want to be considered for the class. If you just can't wait that long to start your career, check out the other payment options on this page.