GI Bill Benefits, GI Bill Eligibility | Yuma Truck Driving School

GI Bill®** Educational Benefits

  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
    Qualified veterans can collect a monthly subsistence payment. Eligibility lasts for 10 years after separation.
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
    Qualified veterans can receive up to $18,077.50 in tuition assistance annually (Aug 1 – July 31). Eligibility lasts for 15 years after separation. May be transferred to spouse or children if the veteran meets specific requirements.
  • GI Bill® benefits provide living expenses directly to the veteran while in school.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

  • You may be qualified if you were injured while in the military

Guard and Reserve Members

  • You may be eligible for the GI Bill®
  • You may qualify for state military educational benefits

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

  • Spouses and dependent children ages 18-26 of deceased or 100% disabled veterans are eligible for educational assistance if the veteran’s death or disability was service-connected.

Spouses of Active Duty Personnel

  • MyCAA (Military Spouse Program)
  • Eligible military spouses may receive up to $4,000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) that can help them pursue education, training, licenses, certificates, and degrees leading to employment.
  • More detailed information can be found here:


Approved Credentialing Assistance Program (CA)

  • Soldiers who qualify can apply for and use the Credentialing Assistance Program in order to obtain the required education for stable, quality job opportunities in transportation.
  • For any Active, National Guard, or Reserve Soldier, Civilian credentials are important for advancing your career. They can also help Active duty Soldiers make a smoother transition into the civilian workforce later on.
  • The Army may award promotion points for earning a credential if it is related to your duties.
  • Credentials help you make your military training and experience more easily recognizable for civilian employers.
  • Available for voluntary off-duty training
  • CA is subject to the same funding ceiling as TA ($4,000)


The Department of Defense SkillBridge Program allows active duty service members who are within 180 days of separation or retirement the opportunity to attend one of our training programs.  Upon command approval the service member, while still on active duty, will be able to attend training on orders.  This allows the service member to focus on the training being provided and allows for a smoother reintegration process.

SkillBridge Requirements:

  • Be within 180 days of separation at the start of the program
  • Have Command Approval (Military Branch Specific)
  • Anticipated Honorable or General under Honorable Conditions Discharge

Please contact our local schools Admissions Representative for more details.

Yuma Truck Driving School’s Veteran Drive Program Highlights

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements (Hazardous Materials, Doubles/Triples, Tank, and Passenger)
  • Driver refresher courses
  • Nationally recognized truck driver training
  • Letters of pre-hire from employers, if desired
  • Hands-on, over-the-road training and instruction
  • Flexible day, evening, and weekend training schedules from 4 – 15 weeks depending on student availability
  • Classes start bi-weekly (usually every other Monday)
  • Available paid on-the-job training/externship for those who qualify
  • Individualized student support including lifetime nationwide job placement assistance

Want to learn more? Call (888) 647-3239 to speak to an Admissions Representative or use the form below.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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