Tuition Assistance

Active Duty Military

Dear brave men and women of our Armed Forces,

Your exemplary service to our great country has set you apart from our citizens. The Country thanks you!

Have you thought of a career after your duty is over? Can you see yourself helping to build or drive America? People in the Military are not afraid to go after the challenging and well paying jobs in Motor Carrier and Heavy Excavating Industries. Many employers regard veterans favorably for new jobs. The discipline you gained from your military service combined with the real world education we provide at National Training Schools will put you in high demand.

“A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard-core unemployed.”

John F Kennedy


If you or a family member would like more information on tuition assistance in Heavy Equipment or Truck Driving Courses , then you have two choices:

Phone 1-800-488-7364

Active Duty Military 

Course Number Course Title Clock Hours Credit ACE/CCRS Credit Length of Course Tuition OtherFees not Covered by TA TotalCost
#28 Heavy Equipment Operator Program (Tuition Assistance)
Term I – CorrespondenceStudy 360 18 wks. $3,500.00 $50.00 $3,550.00
Term II -Resident Training 201  4 wks. $4,295.00 $0.00 $4,295.00
TOTAL 561 22 wks. $7,795.00 $50.00 $7,845.00
#08 Commercial Drivers License Preparation Program
Term I – CorrespondenceStudy 174 12 wk. $2,200.00 $50.00 $2,250.00
Term II -Resident Training 160 3 wk. $2,795.00 $0.00 $2,795.00
TOTAL 334 15 wks. $4,995.00 $50.00 $5,045.00
#18 Commercial Drivers License (Independent TruckerProgram)

Term I – CorrespondenceStudy

16 Wks $1,850.00

Term II – CorrespondenceStudy

16 Wks $1,850.00

Term III -Resident Training


3 Wks $2,795.00


Term I, II & III

35 Wks $6,495.00
NOTE: DANTES does not reimburse tuition assistance (TA) for courses identified above as “Resident Training”.Prospective students should check with their local education center regarding alternative sources of funding for resident training.
ADMISSIONS POLICY: High school diploma or equivalent is recommended.
LEVEL OF COURSE OFFERINGS: Vocational; Diploma given, postsecondary technical training.
SPECIAL MAILING AND POSTAGE FEES: No fee is required for first class postage on all course materials mailed in the U.S. and Canada.
TRANSCRIPT FEE: No fee for first transcript; all others $10.
REGISTRATION FEE: Yes, refer to Enrollment Agreement.
PAYMENT PLAN(S): A monthly payment plan is available.
REFUND POLICIES: In accordance with DETC refund policy.
LESSON SUBMISSIONS: Students must submit lessons as they are completed.
GRADING POLICY: A minimum passing grade of 75 is required.
VA ELIGIBILITY APPROVED FOR: Approved as Postsecondary (Correspondence) and one month of benefit for resident (Commercial Drivers License Preparation Independent Trucker Program)


Prepare individuals with no (or limited) experience in the operation of heavy equipment for entry level positions within the Heavy Equipment Operations Industry.

Provide the Heavy Equipment Operations Industry, through this basic preparatory program, presented in a distance education/resident training format, with a continued source of new personnel in the construction, forestry, oil development industry, conservation, land clearing, reclamation, landscaping, utilities and other industries, through proper training in both technique and theory.

Prepare individuals in both programs to be knowledgeable and able to intelligently converse with both industry and enforcement personnel with regard to Department of Transportation safety rules and regulations as stated in the code of Federal Regulations and as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.


Prepare individuals in operation of combination tractor trailer for entry level positions within the trucking industry, both interstate and intrastate.

Provide the Trucking Industry, through this basic preparatory program presented in a convenient distance education/resident training format, with a continuing source of new personnel who are expected to continue training with experienced and professional drivers to gain the additional knowledge and skills provided in longer, more intensive training programs for tractor trailer drivers.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy.