Financial Assistance

Paying for Truck Driving School

Available Financial Assistance and Programs to Cover Tuition

If you are looking to start a career in the transportation industry, truck driving school is a valuable investment. Not only will it jump-start your career, it will also give you important skills and experience that will make you attractive to your future employer.

How Much Does Driving School Cost?

Tuition at Shelly Truck Driving School is $5,300 for the entire course. Your tuition covers 4 weeks of in-person instruction, time on our driving simulator, all books and training materials, and your fees for taking your CDL tests.

How Can I Pay For Truck Driving School?

If you are committed to investing in your driving career, you will need to figure out how you will cover your tuition. Here are some of the more common ways students pay for truck driving school.


If you have enough savings built up, you might consider paying for school by writing a check. This gives you the greatest freedom, as you can then find a truck driving company after graduation without the need to seek tuition assistance or reimbursement.


If you cannot afford to pay for school out of pocket, you can apply for a loan from a bank. You can also work with a school loan company to help you finance your school tuition.

Tuition Assistance

If you get hired by a trucking company prior to attending truck driving school, you may be able to have your new employer help you pay for school. You will likely need to sign a one year contract to be eligible for this type of program.

Tuition Forgiveness

When you are hired after graduating from truck driving school, you may qualify for tuition forgiveness or tuition reimbursement from many trucking companies.

Tuition Reduction

If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may qualify for state programs that can reduce or even eliminate your tuition to truck driving school. These programs are designed to help you get the training you need for your new career. Visit CareerLink PA to see if you qualify for this program.

If you are not sure which method works best for you and your situation, give us a call. We are always willing to help eager students like you find a way to attend driving school and earn their CDL.