Veteran & Military Benefits

The management and personnel of Diesel Truck Driver Training School have a profound respect for all those who serve in the military and sacrifice for our country. Therefore, we strive to put forth the maximum effort and consideration for all military veterans who wish to attend DDS. Our organization has trained over 2,000 veterans in our fifty years of operation. Veterans of the U.S. military may qualify for one of several programs depending on when you served and in what branch of the military you served. If you are currently on active duty, you may still qualify for educational assistance. Diesel Truck Driver Training School (DDS) training courses are approved for the following veterans and military benefits.

Educational Benefit Programs

Post-911 GI Bill – If you entered the service after September 11, 2001 and you qualify, you can receive up to $20,235 per year for tuition assistance. In addition to the tuition assistance, you can receive monthly living expense payments while you are in school.
Montgomery GI Bill – This GI Bill was a program offered to pre-911 service members. If you qualify, you may collect monthly payments based on your family size.

Housing Vouchers For Qualified Veterans

Effective September 15th 2014 Diesel Driving School will be offering all eligible veterans a housing voucher which can be redeemed at the Watertower Inn (the school’s housing facility) for the full cost of housing in a double occupancy room for the complete length of the student’s training period. To qualify, the veteran must have been honorably discharged from the military and submit their Form DD214 to the school registrar. This voucher has a value of between $360 and $2,040 depending on the length of the student’s training ($120 per week multiplied by the number of weeks of training). This voucher can only be used for the School’s housing facility and cannot be redeemed for cash.

National Guard and Reserve Members

Members of the National Guard and Reserves are not exempt from educational benefits. You may qualify for the GI Bill, TAP, or a state military benefits program.

National Guard and Reserve Members

If you are injured while serving in the military or you are a descendant of an injured service member, then you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits.

Veteran and Military Benefits