Close this search box.



Q: How do I register for welding training?
A: Contact the admissions office:  Fargo campus 701-373-0658; Bismarck Campus 701-751-4256; Ramsey Campus 763-270-0512

Q: What are the eligibility requirements for enrolling?
A:  Entrance in our training program is open to almost any prospective student with a desire to learn how to weld.

Q: Would you accept a high school/GED from a foreign country?
A:  A high school diploma/GED is preferred but is not necessary for individual skills training courses. However, you must have a valid high school diploma, GED or academic transcript to be eligible for the 480 Hour Combination Welder I Program or 640 Hour Combination Welder II Program.

Q: What days/hours does the course run?
A: All classes meet daily. Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm in our ND locations and 7:00am – 3:30pm in our MN location.

Q: Can you enroll part time?
A: We do not offer any part-time courses.

Education and Housing Costs

Q: What is included in the cost of tuition for the Combination Welder program?
A: Classroom training materials including workbooks, blueprints, pipe layout and symbols. All shop materials are included, which are pre-cut and beveled. There is also an opportunity to earn up to 19 – Welder Certifications throughout the Combination Welder I and Combination Welder II Programs (a value of $4,200 alone).

Q: What forms of payments are accepted?
  LWT accepts cashier’s checks, money orders, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover (Nonrefundable 3% Convenience fee for all credit card purchases).

Please note that tuition and welding supplies (if applicable) must be paid in full before the student starts the first day of class, unless a funding commitment letter has been received from a pre-approved outside funding source or agency for the tuition. Also, in order to secure registration for a future class, a deposit of 10% of the tuition is required.

Q: When attending LWT do you have any housing options?
A:  At both locations, we can provide a list of housing options available to the students of LWT.  LWT does not endorse any of the listings and is not responsible for any housing related issues.  Securing housing is the responsibility of the student.  We suggest that you contact your housing preference far in advance, and if possible visit the location prior to leasing.

Financial Aid

Q: Are there any funding options to help pay for tuition?
A: There are several funding options available to help:

  1. The 480 Hour Combination Welder I and 640 Hour Combination Welder II Programs are eligible for Federal Financial Aid for those that qualify through the Department of Education’s FAFSA process.
  2. Other loan options include: the Bank of North Dakota’s New Deal Student Loan; and personal loans through banks and credit unions.
  3. Scholarships may be available through Dollars for Scholars, Praxair, LWT, and the American Welding Society.
  4. A student may also qualify for tuition assistance from Federal and State programs. Please contact the Financial Aid office by emailing [email protected] for further information about funding options.

Q: Do you accept the Pell Grant?
A: At this time, the Combination Welder II Program is the only program eligible for Federal Pell Grants.



Q: Do you accept the GI Bill®?
A:  ND locations only at this time. All of our programs spanning 120 hours or longer qualify for funding through the GI Bill®.  Simply request your eligibility form through EBenefits and then call our Fargo School at 701-373-0658 or Bismarck School at 701-751-4256 for further 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”

Q: Is your school an approved training center for Veteran Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program?
A: Yes!
 You may be eligible for VA Voc Rehab benefits if you have received a discharge other than dishonorable, Have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, and are within 12 years from your date of discharge or date notified of your VA disability rating.  Please contact your local VA VR&E office to apply.


Post-Graduation Assistance

Q: Do you help with job search?
A:  We make every attempt to expose our students to employment opportunities in the local and regional market. Please see our Course Catalog under Student Services.

For any question you may consult our Course Catalog for answers. You can always call us anytime for any assistance.


Table of Contents