The base tuition for the Commercial Vehicle Operator Training Course is: $4000 in addition to a $700 fee for books, fuel and miscellaneous expenses. Total Cost: $4700
*Effective September 8, 2020: $4,500 (tuition) + $700 (fuel, books, fees)
If you need financial aid, apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for class. The following gives you some information on Funding Agencies you may contact to see if you qualify for assistance:
1. PRIVATE LOANS
Students can borrow from $1000 to $6900 from a private lender during the truck driving class. DMACC has a list of lenders that have historically provided loans to students. DMACC does not recommend any particular lender. This link will assist you in finding and comparing private loan options:
2. DMACC's WORKFORCE TRAINING ACADEMY - 697-7700
We provide academic, financial and job seeking support to qualified applicants. You must complete our 3 step intake & orientation process to determine eligibility for tuition assistance. Please call 515-697-7700 to schedule. Funding approval can take 3-4 weeks. Partnering with the Evelyn K. Davis Center.
3. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
515-281-9619 or 515-281-5387 or 800-JOBIOWA
200 Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA 50315
Several programs are available to help with training. Get help with resume writing, interviewing, basic computer skills, access to computers, printers, fax, lists of job openings, ELL, food assistance, career fairs. This location serves WIA and Promise Jobs.
4. WIA - WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT - 515-281-9700
Helps with training and tuition assistance. Please contact before your class starts for assessment. Approval can take 1-2 months. Considerations for assistance include income guidelines for those out of work or not working full-time. Employment and training solutions for adults and dislocated workers. This is possible assistance for those who have been laid-off or economically disadvantaged. This does not help those who were fired unless it was proven that you were fired unjustly.
5. PROMISE JOBS - 515-281-9747
Contracted by Department of Human Services to serve only FIP recipients.
6. PROTEUS - 515-271-5303 or 800-372-6031
Scholarship program for individuals who have done farmwork (baling hay, detasseling, work with crops/livestock, etc). Assistance might include tuition, books, tools, transportation, or money for time in class.
7. JOB CORPS - 515-281-9634 or 800-773-JOBS
Assists persons 16-24. Help for dropouts, foster youth, homeless. Must meet low income criteria. Ask about Heavy Truck Driving assistance.
8. WIC - WOMEN & MINORITIES IN CONSTRUCTION - 800-850-5440
Assisting women and minority males in highway construction or Class A CDL
9. VETERAN SERVICES:
Iowa Workforce -- 515-281-9606
DMACC Veteran's Services - 515-964-6278
Federal VA - 800-827-1000
Polk County VA (GI Bill, IA Veterans Trust) - 515-286-3670
10. VETS FMCSA TRAINING GRANT – 515-965-7450
Grant program provides training and tuition assistance for veterans and qualified veteran family members. Grant may fund training if qualified. Must meet FMCSA requirements.
11. DISABILITY SERVICES:
Client must have a disability.
Vocational Rehab -- East Central/Polk Co. - 515-281-4211
DMACC Vocational Rehabilitation - 515-964-6366
Help for ex-offenders.
Dept. Of Corrections