Tuition Fee, Cancellation & Refund Policy

Fee for the four-week "20-day" course of 160 hours at SMTDS is $4,500.00 There are separate fees required to meet Department of Transportation regulations for OTR drivers. This includes:

DOT Physical and Drug Screen: $120 *DOT physical/drug screen fees apply if student chooses to use SMTDS physician.
CDL Permit: $41.00
CDL License: $77.00 *This price subject to change by Department of Revenue.
Fingerprinting background Check: $94.00
Background/Driving Record Check: $45.00
Admission Fee: $50.00

Note: If a student requires extra time for training, it will be granted for one (1) additional week at no extra charge. If more than five (5) weeks is needed, it will be discussed by SMTDS staff and student and there will be an additional charge of $1250 per 40-hour week.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. A student may cancel within three (3) business days after signing an enrollment agreement. The student will be refunded all monies paid to SMTDS.
  2. Once class begins, a fee will be deducted of $250 per class day up to class day 15 or three weeks of class. After this time, no refund will be issued.
  3. Upon cancellation by student, money due student will be refunded within 30 days.
  4. If tuition fee to attend SMTDS was borrowed from another source and not paid by the student, the money will be refunded to that source.

Some prices can change without notice and we encourage you to contact SMTDS for information. We would be glad to answer any of your questions or provide details to you. Simply contact us online or call us at 1-888-276-3860.