Merrill Institute

520 Republic Avenue, Alma, Michigan 48801, United States, Michigan, United States 48801

Are you interested in enrolling at the Merrill Institute? Here’s what you need to know to get started:

There’s no previous experience needed
We require a 70% or better on our written assessment test and we will also measure your hand-eye coordination and your hand-tool dexterity
The certification course meets for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
You’ll spend 85% of the time doing hands-on training in our welding labs, and just 15% in a classroom

Manufacturing degrees and certs
AWS certification

Financial Aid

Private Loans
Many banks and credit unions offer alternative or private student loans (educational loans). The rates and conditions for these loans depend on the lender, so it’s important to make sure you carefully review all of the information provided. Most private loans are based on credit, and some borrowers may need a cosigner.

PNC Financial Services Group
Team One Credit Union
Wanigas Credit Union
Frankenmuth Credit Union
The State Bank
United Financial Credit Union
TLC Community Credit Union
Members First Credit Union
Dow Chemical Employees CU
Tuition Assistance for Rural & Farm Families
Mercantile Bank
If acquiring a private loan isn’t an option, the Merrill Institute offers payment assistance through the Mia Share ISA Program. To view more information on the ISA Program, click here.

Introductory ISA Video

TAA (Trade Adjustment Act) and WIA (Workforce Investment Act) funds are available for dislocated workers who are eligible. BVR

Additional info beneficial for student recruitment