What Trucking Schools In California Take Federal Student Aid?

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Ryan R.'s Comment
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So I was on Schneider's website, and it mentions schools that take Federal Student Aid. I am not aware of any school that does. Are there really any? I actually emailed a few near me and asked them.

Thanks.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ryan, I deleted all the other comments you made because you don't know how to speak to people with respect. The way you disrespected our moderator is unacceptable. In the only other comment from you on our website from two months ago:

In the end, it was my attitude/personality that got in the way.

So you know what you're like. I was going to ban you, but you said you have anxiety issues and you're on meds for it. For that reason only I'm giving you one last chance. We would like to help, and I wouldn't want to make your issues any worse, but you'll talk to everyone here with respect.

Last chance.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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I went to CDL school at a community college. That route will be a good one for getting help paying for the schooling. Mine was a 300 hour course, some private schools are 160 hours. So there are choices out there. Happy hunting.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Ryan R.'s Comment
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I went to CDL school at a community college. That route will be a good one for getting help paying for the schooling. Mine was a 300 hour course, some private schools are 160 hours. So there are choices out there. Happy hunting.

I've checked all the community colleges near me I think. None of them teach truck driving. I guess I'm just out of luck when it comes to using a Pell Grant. There is one near Fresno, but that's 150 miles from me. I'd probably pay as much in gas as tuition would cost me.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Christopher L.'s Comment
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I'm in the same boat here in Ohio, but there is always company paid. I am going that route and at least you would have a guaranteed job afterward.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Federal Student Aid is a broad term that covers a lot of different programs and agencies. The federal aid most commonly used to get a CDL is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). To learn more about the program in your state:

1. Go here.

2. Select your state.

3. You will be re-directed to your state's information page for WIOA explaining how to apply for WIOA funds and generate a list of training providers approved for the program in your state.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

Ryan R.'s Comment
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Federal Student Aid is a broad term that covers a lot of different programs and agencies. The federal aid most commonly used to get a CDL is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). To learn more about the program in your state:

1. Go here.

2. Select your state.

3. You will be re-directed to your state's information page for WIOA explaining how to apply for WIOA funds and generate a list of training providers approved for the program in your state.

Thanks. I should have been more specific. I meant a Pell Grant, or basically anything other than WIOA. I already wasted my WIOA a long time ago. I graduated from the school with flying colors, but that didn't mean I could pass at the DMV.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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That's very different. Federal Pell Grants are for undergraduate studies - meaning they must be spent at an institution that offers college credit. For you that means a community college. Community colleges in California that offer CDL training:

College of the Redwoods in Eureka (redwoods.edu)

West Hills College in Coalinga (westhillscollege.com)

San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernadino (valleycollege.edu)

MiraCosta College in Mira Costa (miracosta.edu)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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