Pay for truck driving school

How to 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 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 training. Explore them all, pick the right one(s) for you and get on the path to start earning!

How to choose your payment method

Before we dig into each, it would help to have a framework of how to go about making your decision. How much does it cost to get a CDL in the first place? What variables should you consider? Can you combine payment options? All great questions. Our future hires team can help answer them. Call 877-872-1766 for assistance.

Schneider can foot the bill

  • Schneider Tuition Reimbursement

    $7,000 tuition reimbursement

    Schneider offers tuition reimbursement to many recent driving school graduates, paid out in monthly installments of $200.

    How to apply: While completing CDL training, search and apply for a Schneider job
    Eligibility: Drivers who have received a Class A CDL within 12 months of accepting a job with Schneider
    Questions: Contact a Schneider recruiter by calling 800-44-PRIDE (800-447-7433), via live chat or by texting “Chat” to 28000

    Forms needed:

  • CDL Apprenticeship Program

    CDL Apprenticeship Program

    Schneider offers a paid four-week training course at several facilities for individuals with a commercial learner’s permit — drive an automated transmission truck and take your skills test at Schneider’s facility. Fill out an application if available near you.

    Search and Apply

    Availability and eligibility may vary. Call our driver recruiter to talk through options at 877-872-1766, live chat online or text “Chat” to 28000.


    • Schneider Veteran Affairs Education Benefits

      Veteran Affairs Education Benefits

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

      How to apply and questions: VA Customer Service at 888-442-4551
      Eligibility: Varies by benefit — visit benefits.va.gov

    • Federal Student Aid

      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

      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

    • Student financed

      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 and questions: Contact your bank or other loan provider
      Eligibility: Varies


    Get pre-hired

    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’s reviewed and approved, you can use the form to secure loans, grants or other funding for school.

    Fill out pre-hire form

    Now on to Step 4