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Veterans Admissions and Benefits

Arclabs is proud to offer training to the men and women who have served our country, as well as their children and spouses. We accept VA benefits (GI Bill® and VA Vocational Rehabilitation) for the following curriculum-based programs:

  • 900 Hour Advanced Welding
  • 400 Hour Welding*
  • 280 Hour Specific Process Welding
  • 120 Hour Pipe Welding

*This program is only available at our Texas location.

Admissions Requirements

  • Valid High School diploma or GED*
  • Minimum age of 18 or 17 with parental consent
  • Ability to meet the visual and physical requirements that a welding career demands
  • A campus visit and tour prior to starting program
  • Veteran Students Only: Must be able to supply transcripts from post-secondary institutions previously attended and funded with VA educational benefits.

*Ask the college for details on homeschool diplomas or foreign high school diplomas.

Application Fee Waiver for Veteran Students

The application fee is waived for Veterans with an honorable discharge DD-214 or current, valid military ID for active duty students.

Additional funding may be used in conjunction with VA benefits if needed.

Federal Financial Aid Programs (Title IV)

Arclabs, LLC is eligible to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program, the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. (Please refer to for current interest rates.)

A Direct Loan is a low-interest loan designed to provide students with additional funds to assist with paying for education costs not covered by other sources of financial aid and is administered by the Department of Education and individual states.

State Funding

Arclabs is a South Carolina and Texas state-approved training provider. Therefore, students who are unemployed or underemployed could qualify for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. To learn more about this type of funding and to see if you qualify, visit your local SC Works or Texas Workforce Commission office or contact one of our school locations.

Payment Plans

Arclabs also offers payment plans. Please contact your local campus for 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 website at