Refund Policy

For all students including third party funding agencies. Students using tuition assistance from the department of defense (DoD) (please refer to the TA from the DoD refund policy) and Minnesota resident students please refer to the Minnesota Statutory Refund Policy

ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

Combination Welder II Program 640 hours

  1. All tuition must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is within 7 calendar days after completion of the first scheduled instructional day.
  2. All tuition except 25% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is prior to the completion of one-fourth of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (prior to 160 scheduled instructional hours).
  3. All tuition except 50% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is after completion of one-fourth of total scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (after 160 scheduled instructional hours), but prior to the completion of one-half of the scheduled instructional hours of the student’s course (prior to 320 scheduled instructional hours).
  4. No tuition will be refunded when the date of withdrawal/termination is after the completion of fifty percent of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (any time after 320 scheduled instructional hours).

Combination Welder I Program 480 hours

  1. All tuition must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is within 7 calendar days after completion of the first scheduled instructional day.
  2. All tuition except 25% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is prior to the completion of one-fourth of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (prior to 120 scheduled instructional hours).
  3. All tuition except 50% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is after completion of one-fourth of total scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (after 120 scheduled instructional hours), but prior to the completion of one-half of the scheduled instructional hours of the student’s course (prior to 240 scheduled instructional hours).
  4. No tuition will be refunded when the date of withdrawal/termination is after the completion of fifty percent of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (any time after 240 scheduled instructional hours).

Any refund monies due shall be refunded to the individual/lender/agencies within 30 days from the withdrawal/termination date. Further information regarding return of funds may be obtained from LWT’s Financial Aid Office.

INDIVIDUAL SKILL TRAINING COURSES

GMAW & Pipe Welding Course(s) (Stick or TIG) 200 hours

  1. All tuition except 25% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is prior to the completion of one-fourth of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (prior to 50 scheduled instructional hours).
  2. All tuition except 50% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is after completion of one-fourth of total scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (after 50 scheduled instructional hours), but prior to the completion of one-half of the scheduled instructional hours of the student’s course (prior to 100 scheduled instructional hours).
  3. No tuition will be refunded when the date of withdrawal/termination is after the completion of fifty percent of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (any time after 100 scheduled instructional hours).

GMAW, GTAW, SMAW Welding Course(s) 120 hours

  1. All tuition except 25% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is prior to the completion of one-fourth of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (prior to 30 instructional hours).
  2. All tuition except 50% must be refunded to the student when the date of withdrawal/termination is after completion of one-fourth of total scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (after 30 instructional hours), but prior to the completion of one-half of the scheduled instructional hours of the student’s course (prior to 60 scheduled instructional hours).
  3. No tuition will be refunded when the date of withdrawal/termination is after the completion of fifty percent of the scheduled instructional hours in the student’s course (any time after 60 instructional hours).

MINNESOTA STATUTORY REFUND POLICY

If LWT rejects the potential student’s application, they will receive a full refund of all tuition and safety gear supply fees.  Additionally, LWT shall refund all tuition, fees and other charges paid by a student if the student gives notice of cancellation within five business days after the day on which the student is accepted by LWT regardless of whether the course has started.

When a student has been accepted by LWT and gives notice of cancellation following the fifth business day after the day of acceptance by LWT, but before the start of the course, all tuition and safety gear supply fees, except 15 percent of the total cost of the program but not to exceed $50, shall be refunded to the student.

Proration:  When a student has been accepted by LWT and gives notice of cancellation after the course of instruction has begun, but before completion of 75% of the course, the amount charged for tuition, fees and all other charges shall be prorated based on the number of days in the term as a portion of the total charges for tuition, fees and all other charges. An additional 25 percent of the total cost of the program may be added but shall not exceed $100. After completion of 75 percent of the program, no refunds are required.

Equipment and supplies:  A student may be entitled to a refund of the purchased safety gear package (if purchased through LWT) if the student returns the safety gear package within 10 days of withdrawing if the safety gear package is in a condition suitable for resale.  If the student does not return the safety gear package or if they are not in a condition suitable for resale, this cost may be deducted from the total cost for tuition, fees and all other charges when computing refunds.

Any refund monies due shall be refunded to the individual/lender/agencies within 30 days from the withdrawal/termination date. Further information regarding return of funds may be obtained from LWT’s Financial Aid Office.