Who's the best company for sponsored CDL Training ?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TexasPete, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    Then pick up the phone book and look up driving schools and find another local program.
    If they are doing this through a local school, who's to say you the cannot jump in otherwise .

    Owing the company that controls your paycheck and miles just screams bad news to me
     
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  3. TexasPete

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    Where I live, most of my friends are bringing home $220 a week working at Walmart, $400-500 sounds good to me..
     
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    You're not getting my point. I don't have any money. What good would calling another school do me if I can't afford it ?
     
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    Are you out of work?

    Go talk to the unemployment office. Talk to them about career transition assistance. You paid the taxes for it, use it.

    Talk to the schools anyway. They will likely be able to assist you to still get the "financing" you need to do this for less money and no committed to a company.

    But without talking to them, you will not find out what they can do to help you.

    These private schools, especially publicly funded tech colleges, have their own "admissions" folks who's job it is to fill those seats. They do that "contracting" with Steven's or else dealing with you directly. So it's to their benefit as well as yours to go talk to them and they can help you find a training plan, financing and job to get you going.
     
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    I am unemployed and I'm in college, my financial aid is exhausted until the Fall Semester in late August. The local unemployment office/workforce solutions idea of helping you pay for it is to have you fill out a FAFSA and obtain federal financial aid. I'm already maxed out for the year because I had a full load of classes in the Fall and my Spring semester ends in three weeks.

    I did talk to the school themselves, they said my options without going through the company is to pay the $3k up front, or wait until my financial aid renews in the fall.
     
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    I'll add it as a second post.

    The SELF loan is a minnesota only program.

    Texas has it's own stuff too. You will want to talk to the school about a CAL loan if you haven't already. Most student loans are "need" based. These aren't always "need" based programs for something like this.

    http://www.studentaid.com/Paying/Loans/State-Loans?
     
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    I appreciate the help, I'm going to talk to a couple more schools but as far as credit based loans, I can't get those, my ex-wife ruined my credit.
     
  9. MNdriver

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    Go talk to the financial aid director at the school. They have always done wonders for me.

    And only the director

    ETA: (on the computer now, not the phone)

    Go directly to the director, or if the school is big enough, a financial aid rep.

    There are both state and federal programs that are available that are not "need" or "Credit" based for paying for student needs for stuff like the CDL course.

    All of the "need" based programs are based on the FAFSA and that's why you are "maxed out" for the semester.

    The SELF loan is a Minnesota program and there are other federal and state programs available.

    I have been to college 4 times, 88-89(3rd year auto), 91-92 & 98-00 (industrial Management) and 09-11 (land survey/civil engineering)

    88-89 and 09-11 I used dislocated worker benefits to pay for that training.

    91-91 & 98-00, I used student loans, GI Bill and grants.
     
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    The "education" business is a big business. So long as you haven't "defaulted" on a student loan, there are financing options available.
     
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