Getting a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is a great way to improve your finances, and get away from low-wage warehouse work. Without a doubt, trucking stands as one of the last bastions of a true blue-collar job, and to the benefit of those entering the industry, wages have been on the rise, allowing entry-level drivers the opportunity to make 60K - 80K in local, regional and cross-country driving
Aid for Self-Paying Students
TGA Truck Driving School admires the work and dedication it takes for someone to fund their own education. Self-pay options allow students the opportunity to pay their tuition while they attend school, without incurring interest or fees, or spreading the cost of tuition over the course of 48 to 60 months (on approved credit). The Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) is one of the more popular options with self-paying students. Payments are about $200 per month, depending on credit qualifications and re-payment options selected. The application process is free, simple, and does not harm an applicants' credit when seeking approval. The application for the MPP can be accessed here: Monthly Payment Plan (MPP). Personal checks, cash, and all major credit/debit cards are accepted.
Unemployed / Not Working County Grants
Orange county and Los Angeles county residents who are currently not working may be eligible to receive a grant that covers the full cost of truck driving school and the student's CDL training. These grants do not have to be re-paid and are available for those who meet the grant requirements. Currently, the WorkForce℠ Grant covers the full tuition for the CDLMaster℠ Truck-Driver Training Program. The application process is simple and free. Students who are interested in seeing if they qualify may begin the application process online: WorkForce℠ Grant. Please note: the average time for approval can take 3-4 weeks.
Post 9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation Chapter 35
Active duty military, and veterans of the U.S. armed forces are able to access their educational benefits to help cover the full, or partial, cost of their CDL training in Los Angeles, California. The Post 9/11 GI Bill helps cover the full cost of truck-driver training, if the student is eligible for 100% of their benefits. In addition, those utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill to attend our Los Angeles county-based trucking school will have access to their housing allowance (BHA). Please refer to the eBenefits website for more information about basic housing allowance and the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Chapter 35 - Vocational Rehabilitation educational benefits are also accepted and cover the cost of truck-driver training. Basic housing allowance may be available under Chapter 35 benefits. To utilize the Post 9/11 GI Bill or Chapter 35 benefits to attend TGA Truck Driving School, please click here.
Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
As a state-licensed vocational school, TGA Truck Driving School teams up with case workers with the Department of Rehabilitation (Voc. Rehab / DOR) throughout the Los Angeles County region to provide CDL training services for their consumers. Department of Rehabilitation tuition assistance covers the entire cost of CDL training and often provides monthly travel stipends. Those with approved DOR training plans can contact school admissions (323-403-4855) and begin the enrollment process.