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Tuition and Fees


The tuition for the Commercial Driver Development Program is $2700, and includes the cost of the DOT physical, a drug screen, and the road skills test.  Tuition is due before an appointment can be made at the clinic we specify for the DOT physical and drug screen.  The results of the DOT physical and drug screen are required before a student can begin class.  Students failing to meet the requirements of the DOT physical or drug screen and not able to attend class will be refunded the amount of the tuition, less the cost of the DOT physical and drug screen.  The tuition of $2700 qualifies for over-the-road company tuition reimbursement.  

Although the program doesn’t qualify for traditional grants or scholarships, student loans may be available through your financial institution, or by contacting Wells Fargo Education at 1-877-255-2431 and asking for information on the Connection Education Loan. Loan approvals are subject to credit approval by the individual lending institution and are not affiliated with UA Fort Smith or the UA Fort Smith Financial Aid Office.  


Fees not included in the tuition for the program include the CDL Packet, which students will need the first day of class, and the fee to obtain a CDL license once you have successfully completed the program.  For more information on where to obtain a CDL Packet, please contact Roy Duncan, at (479) 462-5072.

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