Pay for Truck Driving School

Pay for Truck Driving School

Schneider is committed to both the next generation of truck drivers and those returning to the industry. That’s why we want to make sure the cost of truck driving school doesn’t stand in your way. No matter your financial situation, options are available to help you pay for your initial CDL training or refresher course. Explore them all, then get on the path to start earning money.

How to Pay for Truck Driving School

Most schools offer multiple options to pay for the cost of truck driving school or a refresher course including cash payment, scholarships, student loans, grants and Veterans Education Benefits. Take advantage of our tuition reimbursement or other payment assistance options.

Learn about CDL cost details and advice on how to choose which payment option works best for you, or you can call our future hires team anytime at 877-872-1766, and they can help you land on your best option.

$7,000 Tuition Reimbursement

Schneider offers tuition reimbursement to many recent truck driving school graduates, paid out in monthly installments of $200 for as long as a driver is employed with Schneider.

How to apply:
While completing CDL training, Search and Apply for a Schneider job
Eligibility:
Drivers who have received their Class A CDL or completed a refresher course within 12 months of accepting a job with Schneider
Questions:
Contact a Schneider Driver Recruiter at 800-44-PRIDE (800-447-7433)
Forms needed:

“They have an excellent training program that really prepared me for the job. Their tuition reimbursement program pays my school loan. Thanks Napier!”

Veteran Affairs Education Benefits

If you served in the military, you may be eligible for VA education benefits that can cover the cost of your truck driving school education.

How to apply:
VA Customer Service 888-442-4551
Eligibility:
Varies by benefit  visit www.benefits.va.gov
Questions:
VA Customer Service 888-442-4551

Federal Student Aid

Depending on your financial situation, you may be eligible for federal student aid, which is accepted as partial or full payment by some truck driving schools.

How to apply:
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Eligibility:
Varies — financial aid determined by government
Questions:
Contact truck driving school of choice to determine if the educator accepts federal grants for the CDL training program

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

WIOA funding is available to help enhance training and employment opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment.

How to apply:
Local Career Services or WIOA office
Eligibility:
Individuals underemployed, unemployed, dislocated
Questions:
Contact nearest Career Services office or driving school

Paid CDL Training Program

Schneider partners with truck driving schools throughout the country to pay for driving school up front in exchange for an employment agreement with Schneider. It’s a great way to cover your costs up front, and reserve a job for yourself after graduation, in as little as 2 weeks.

How to apply:
Fill out an application if available near you
Eligibility:
Varies for those starting a driving career
Questions:
Contact a Schneider Driver Recruiter at 877-872-1766

Paid Refresher Course

Did you used to drive, but not sure how comfortable you’d be jumping right back into the cab? Schneider partners with select truck driving schools to pay for a refresher course in as little as 3 days, in exchange for a short-term employment agreement. Regain your confidence and reserve a driving job.

How to apply:
Fill out an application if available near you
Eligibility:
Varies for those restarting a driving career
Questions:
Contact a Schneider Driver Recruiter at 877-872-1766

Student Financed

If you’re able to pay for driving school on your own up front or through a personal loan provider, that can work great, too. If you choose this route, keep in mind you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement if you apply to Schneider soon enough.

How to apply:
Through bank or other loan provider
Eligibility:
Varies
Questions:
Contact bank or provider of choice

Get Prehired

Did you know? You can get pre-hired as a potential Schneider driver before you even step foot in truck driving school. Fax or mail the form, and once it is reviewed and approved, you can use the form to secure loans, grants or other funding for school.

Once you get a CDL, it’s time to get a truck driving job

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