Many ppl suggest going to school on your own dime, rather than going thru a trucking company. If you go to school thru a trucking company, you are then obligated to them for a year or maybe more, and if you hate them, it makes for a long year. There is a federal grant to help you move into trucking if you qualify, usually through the unemployment office. Most trucking schools can direct you to it. Choose schools and companies carefully. Research, visit them, and ask questions. Read this forum and others to get a feel for them. Many companies pay you a little extra to pay your student loan.
Hubby and I love our over the road dry van job. No bills, and we get paid to tour the country. Our company is mostly team, which has its pros and cons. Most ptr companies will give you a day off for every 6 days worked, and if you accumulate a few, you can take a few days off anywhere you want.
For my company, florida and the northeast are low freight locations, so it's harder to get loads to and from there for "home time".
Good luck! Have a blast!