A big concern for some potential aviation students is 'How much does pilot school cost?' Our Professional Pilot Program is designed to prepare you for a career as a Commercial Pilot and an estimate of the cost of pilot training in the United States can be seen below.
|Professional Pilot Program||Price|
|Books & supplies (estimated)||$3,518|
|Electronic training materials (mandatory for all students)||$1,482|
|Room & board||$16,350|
|TSA AFSP Application (Non-U.S. citizens)||$390 ($130 each for 3 courses)|
|TSA Fingerprinting (Non-U.S. citizens)||$99 (one time)|
|ID badge (mandatory)||$50 annnual|
All prices are estimates and based on the Training Course Outline (TCO) hours it takes a cadet to go through the various programs. All prices are subject to change. Each cadet's experience may vary and hours or costs may be different than what is quoted here. Prices include fuel and flight tests (unless student pilot fails the exam, then additional flight test charges will apply). Prices do not include fuel surcharge, over-flight charges from TCO, admission fees, books, supplies, TSA processing, visa application fees, and extensions.
How to fund your pilot training
There are many ways to raise the funding needed for pilot training. L3Harris offers a variety of financial aid options to those who qualify, in the form of scholarships, federal funding, and private loans. Take a look at our options below.
L3Harris Flight Academy Scholarships – United States. Scholarships in aviation are the most sought after types of financial aid for students who qualify.
Scholarships do not have to be paid back and are not always based on financial need.Find out more
Flight school loans & guidance
A personal loan or line of credit (subject to approval) could provide you access to the money you need for you or your child to begin pilot training with L3Harris Flight Academy. Find out more about private and state loans independent to L3Harris, home equity loans, lending information and other creative funding methods that may be available.Find out more
Veterans educational benefits
Veterans who are unsure of their eligibility or have questions about their entitlement should contact the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (1-888-GIBILL1). Eligible students enrolled in flight training at L3Harris Flight Academy must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program in which they enroll to continue receiving VA education benefits.
Flight training is available to eligible veterans and reservists under Chapters 30, 32 and 33, Title 38 USC, Chapter 1606 and Title 10 USC. Only training at flight schools approved under Part 141 are eligible for benefits. Students must hold an unrestricted “Private Pilot Certificate” and at least Class II medical certificate privileges to be eligible for benefits. You must prove Class II privileges prior to the start of each course. Benefits are payable for dual flight, ground school training, and pre/post flight briefings. Benefits are paid monthly following submission by the school of a “monthly certification of training”.
Applicants for Education Benefits (22-1990) and Request of Change of Program of Place of Training (22-1995) should be sent to:
VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 8888
Veterans may call +1 888-442-4551, or visit the VA Benefits website. https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/flight_training.asp
Veterans interested in VA Educational benefits can contact our Financial Aid Office at +1 407-330-7020.
Why L3Harris Flight Academy?
Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation
96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines
100% funding available for those who qualify
We work with 12 affiliate airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)
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