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The base tuition for the Commercial Vehicle Operator Training Course is: $3900 in addition to a $400 fee for books, fuel and miscellaneous expenses. Total Cost: $4300

If you need financial aid, apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for class. The following gives you some information on Funding Agencies you may contact to see if you qualify for assistance:

 

1. COLLEGIATE LOAN through WELLS FARGO
http://www.wellsfargo.com
800-378-5526

2. DMACC's WORKFORCE TRAINING ACADEMY - 697-7700
http://go.dmacc.edu/outreach/wta
We provide academic, financial and job seeking support to qualified applicants. You must complete our 3 step intake & orientation process to determine eligibility for tuition assistance. Please call 515-697-7700 to schedule. Funding approval can take 3-4 weeks. Partnering with the Evelyn K. Davis Center.

3. IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
515-281-9619 or 515-281-5387 or 800-JOBIOWA
http://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov
430 E. Grand, Des Moines, IA  50309
Help with resume writing, interviewing, basic computer skills, access to computers, printers, fax, lists of job openings, ESL, food assistance, career fairs.  This location serves WIA and Promise Jobs.

4. WIA - WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT - 281-9700
http://www.iowaemploymentsolutions.com
Helps with training and tuition assistance.  Please contact before your class starts for assessment.  Approval can take 1-2 months.  Considerations for assistance include income guidelines for those out of work or not working full-time.  Employment and training solutions for adults and dislocated workers.  This is possible assistance for those who have been laid-off or economically disadvantaged.  This does not help those who were fired unless it was proven that you were fired unjustly.

5. PROMISE JOBS - 281-9747
http://www.iowaworkforce.org/region11/promisejobs.htm
Contracted by Department of Human Services to serve only FIP recipients.

6. PROTEUS - 515-271-5303 or 800-372-6031
http://www.proteusinc.net
Scholarship program for individuals who have done farmwork (baling hay, detasseling, work with crops/livestock, etc). Assistance might include tuition, books, tools, transportation, or money for time in class.

7. JOB CORPS - 281-9685 or 645-6042 or 800-773-JOBS
http://www.jobcorps.gov
Assists persons 16-24. Help for dropouts, foster youth, homeless.  Must meet low income criteria.

8. WIC - WOMEN & MINORITIES IN CONSTRUCTION - 800-850-5440
http://www.eicc.edu/future-students/our-programs/st-highway.aspx
Assisting women and minority males in highway construction or Class A CDL

9. OLDER ADULTS:
EXPERIENCE WORKS - 243-2430 or 877-314-7385
http://www.experienceworks.org
Financial assistance provided to those who qualify.  To qualify you must be 55 or older and income eligible.
AARP FOUNDATION / WORKSEARCH - 287-1555
http://www.aarpworksearch.org
Possible assistance for individuals aged 55 +, income at 125% poverty level or below, resident of the state of Iowa and unemployed.

10. VETERAN SERVICES:
Iowa Workforce -- 281-9606                                                      
http://www.iowaworkforce.org/veterans
DMACC Veteran's Services - 964-6278                                      
https://go.dmacc.edu/veterans
Federal VA - 800-827-1000                                                        
http://www.va.gov 
Polk County VA (GI Bill, IA Veterans Trust) - 286-3670             http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/veteranaffairs
https://va.iowa.gov/benefits/

11. DISABILITY SERVICES:
Client must have a disability.
Vocational Rehab -- East Central/Polk Co. - 281-4211
http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov
DMACC Vocational Rehabilitation - 964-6366                           https://go.dmacc.edu/prospectivestudents/pages/vocationalrehab.aspx

12. EX-OFFENDERS:
Help for ex-offenders.
Spectrum - 244-0551 or 288-1248
http://www.spectrumresourcesdsm.org>
Dept. Of Corrections                                                               
http://www.doc.state.ia.us