TEACHERS DRIVING ACADEMY
Q. How much does 30-hour classroom portion cost?
A. Each of the high schools we teach offer different pricing for the classroom portion. The prices range between $9-$119, depending on location. (includes driver's ed certificate fee paid to MASSRMV with your registration. No fees due for that at the end of your program; Less hassle for you!)
Q. How much is parent class?
A. Parent class at the TDA is FREE. There is no additional charge for attending a parent class.
Q. How much are driving lessons?
A. Driving lessons are $55 per hour (behind the wheel driving). There is no charge for observation. The total for 12 hours of driving and 6 hours observation is $660. This is paid directly to the TDA.
Q. What is the payment policy?
A. We’re not the type of school to drive away if you don’t have a check with you the day of your lesson. That doesn’t do either of us any good. All we ask is that we can please adhere to the following payment policy. You can always pay earlier and in full, but this is the minimum requirements.
Lesson #1-(payment of $165 for lessons 1-3) (*payment of $185 for lessons 1-3 and your state driver's education certificate for those registered prior to April 30, 2018)
Lesson #4-(payment of $165 for lessons 4-6)
Lesson #7-(payment of $165 for lessons 7-9)
Lesson #10-(payment of $165 for lessons 10-12)
Upon Completion of all requirements at an approved Driver's Education School , the school will send an authorization to the RMV stating you have completed the program. The RMV will then issue a driver’s education certificate. This is no longer mailed to teens by the RMV. It is electronically put on your driver history and you can verify your certificate at the www.massrmv.com website.
Q. How much does weekend road test sponsorship cost?
A. The fee for alternative road testing is $125. This fee is non-refundable. This includes the sponsorship, the use of TDA vehicle, and warm-up lesson before testing. Mansfield/Foxboro area students will meet at designated location in Mansfield. (*Hopkinton/Ashland area student: also includes shuttle service from Hopkinton High School to test site and drop off back at high school.) The fee for TDA driver's ed student re-takes in the event of a previous failure with TDA is $75.
Q. Can I pay online as well as by check/cash?
A. Yes. You can choose to pay online using a credit card if desired. We use paypal as it is safe and secure and we do not want to have your credit card information. You do not have to have a paypal account to pay online. We have never had a problem and consider this the safest way to pay online. (*On or about June 2018, all students will have an online user portal access with a password. From that point on, ALL payments must me made online via credit card through the student portal)
You can also give a check or cash to your teacher when you have driving lessons.
Q. So what’s my total cost going to be?
Ø Classroom Instruction: $9-119 depending on location (includes Driver's Ed certificate fee paid to RMV on your behalf)
Ø 12 Driving hours instruction/6 hours observation: $660
Ø Parent class: FREE
Ø Optional Saturday Road test: $125 (TDA Driver's Education Students)