Student Driver Course Policies

1. Attendance

Each driver's education student must complete 30 hours of classroom instruction. ANY missed class time MUST be made up. Attendance will be recorded by the classroom instructor. Students are required to complete 10 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. A 24-hour notice is required to cancel an agreed upon driving session. A student has six months from the time of their last drive to complete the course.

2. Grading/Evaluation

Students must achieve an 80% or above on the final course test to complete the course and receive their permit. Students will be evaluated by test scores, quizzes, and homework. These are taken from the Maine Drivers Manual and Responsible Driver textbook, which will be provided by the school. All assignments must be passed in.

3. Birth Certificate

Students are to present an official birth certificate from a state, city or town prior to starting the course. The original must be presented for verification and a copy will be made. Current Passports are also accepted.

4. Parental Involvement

In order for a student to receive a permit, a parent or guardian must participate in the course for one hour. This requirement can be met in two ways. At Northeast Driving School, we have parents ride along in an instruction vehicle while their child is receiving behind-the-wheel instruction near the end of the 10-hour requirement. Parent participation will be recorded in the student's record.

5. Tuition/Charges/Refunds

The total course fee is $575. A non-refundable $150 deposit is required at registration. The total balance is due by the first day of the course. A $20 fee will be charged for returned checks. Charges will be assessed for driving instruction no-shows for agreed upon driving times or canceling without a 24-hour notice. Those charges will be as follows: First Occurrence $25, Second Occurrence $35 and Third Occurrence & above $45. Any student who does not attend the entire course can receive a pro-rated refund for the hours that they did not attend excluding the deposit.

6. Payment Plan

The total for the Driver's Education course is $575. We request for the balance to be paid by the first class. However, we do offer one payment plan for our Driver's Ed course. Please notify us if you need to do this payment plan. Payments can be made directly on this website at the "Payments" page. The Payment Plan includes:

a) $150 at registration (non-refundable)
b) $287 by Class #1
c) $288 by Class #5

8. Tobacco/Alcohol

Northeast does not allow the use of tobacco on school property or in company vehicles.

Northeast Driving School has a Zero Tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Any student caught with or exhibiting the effects of alcohol or drugs will be removed from the course.

9. Behavior

Reasons for removal from the course include harassment, bullying, being disruptive, disorderly or irresponsible. If a student is caught cheating or stealing, he/she will be removed from the course.