Planning for your future in the skilled trades starts with knowing how to make it happen. With employers increasingly looking to hire those with technical training, trade school can be a crucial step on the path to becoming a welder, pipefitter, HVAC/R technician or electrician.1

But how much is tuition at TWS?

Are there ways to save on tuition and fees?

What funding options are available?

We know you need answers. That’s why TWS is transparent about costs. We give you the information you need up front, so you can make an informed decision about this important investment—perhaps the first of many you’ll make throughout your life.

Below are estimates for TWS tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tuition Price Overview

Students Welding Related Programs
Tuition Price Range
HVAC/R Related Programs
Tuition Price Range
Non-Military Students $16,974 – $20,465 $14,523 – $18,540
Military Students $15,277 – $18,419 $13,071 – $16,686

Investment Cost Comparison

How does an investment in technical training stack up against other educational options or buying a new truck?

welding school tuition costs compared to college

Trade school can cost less than these other common investments, but how else does it compare? Learn more about the value of trade school.


Estimate Your Actual Costs

How much could financial aid lower the cost of your investment in trade school? Use our net training cost calculators to find out.

Tuition and Costs by Program

Whether you’re planning on becoming a welder, pipefitter, HVAC/R technician or electrician, TWS has a program for you. The cost of your specific training investment can depend on the vocational program you choose and your eligibility for scholarships, grants and other financial aid funding*.


Welding Related Programs
HVAC/R-Related Programs

Ways to Save on Your Trade School Investment

Did you know there is funding for technical training that doesn’t have to be paid back?*

Typically, such funding can be available to Tulsa Welding School students as they progress in their classes.

federal grants

Federal Grants

Federal grants are often called “gift aid” because they don’t have to be repaid once you complete the program, grants are typically awarded based on financial need.i
Learn More About Federal Grants.



Scholarships are another form of “gift aid”, but they’re usually merit-based. This means students must meet certain qualifications in order to be considered for an award.i
Learn More About Scholarships.

military education benefits

Military Benefits

Funding to help with the cost of trade school is available to active duty, reserve and veterans under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Reserve GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB).ii Learn More About Military Benefits.


Questions? We’re Here to Help

Reviewing tuition and fee figures can give you an idea of how much your investment in technical training may cost, but it’s important to remember that financial aid could help offset these expenses. Our Financial Aid Advisors are standing by to answer your questions about tuition and if you qualify for funding.

*Financial aid available to those who qualify.
**Scholarships available to those who qualify.

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