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Pay for CDL Training

Paid CDL training

How to pay for CDL training

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 CDL training 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!

Schneider can foot the bill

  • CDL Apprenticeship Training program - Paid CDL training and on-the-job experience

    Schneider’s CDL Apprenticeship Training program offers candidates a paid 5-week CDL apprenticeship that gives new drivers real-world experience.

    This program helps candidates by:

    • Offering help with transportation to training.
    • Paying drivers while they learn and train.
    • Providing state-of-the-art automated transmission equipment.
    • Training drivers with an experienced Over-the-Road trainer.
    • Providing Schneider paid lodging and meals during classroom training.

  • Paid CDL Training program – Up-front payment with a reserved Schneider job

    Candidates who take part in Schneider’s Paid CDL Training program will get two to four weeks of paid CDL training. Candidates are guaranteed a Schneider driving job once training is complete.

    This program provides candidates with:

    • Assistance finding a truck driving school in your area.
    • Schneider paid lodging (if applicable).
    • A reserved job with Schneider once CDL training has been completed.
  • Up to $400/month tuition reimbursement

    Schneider offers tuition reimbursement to many recent driving school graduates, paid out in monthly installments of $200 per solo driver and monthly installments of $400 per team driver.

    • 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 full-time 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:
      • Copy of receipt or loan agreement.
      • Copy of enrollment agreement or invoice from the candidate's truck driving school stating the cost of the driving program.


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

Other payment options

  • 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

    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

  • 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. Fill out the form in the link below, and once it’s reviewed and approved, you can use the form to secure loans, grants or other funding for school.

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